In Conversation with Eliza Chandler @ the NAC

Please join Eliza Chandler and myself at the Niagara Artists Centre Wednesday July 24 at 7pm for a conversation about my exhibition period of adjustment. It will be superb.

Eliza Chandler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. Previous to this role, she was the Artistic Director of Tangled Art + Disability, a disability arts organization in Toronto, Canada. Chandler’s teaching and research bring together disability arts, disability studies, and activism. This includes her co-directorship of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life, a SSHRC-funded partnership grant dedicated to the cultivation of disability arts in Canada. Chandler sits on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Arts Council and is a practicing curator.

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'period of adjustment' continues until August 17

I hope you have a chance to stop by and see period of adjustment at the Niagara Artists Centre this summer. The show’s been really well received and I’m quite proud of the work.

Working primarily in sculpture and performance, Carrie Perreault balances resistance and restraint in onerous actions that recount long-term precarity. In making her work, she expends great effort to achieve minimal results. This isn't about labour; she prioritizes process to reflect on systems of abuse and their connection to emotional and psychological experiences. Through gestural, often repetitive acts and narratives that resist closure, she alludes to complex trauma and its residual effects. By exploring, in a visceral way, failures, vulnerabilities, and the limits of her body, Perreault makes viewers keenly aware of their own.

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Gettin' hot in the Kitchen

The Artist Cookbook Vol. 1 is a disaster. With 60 recipes submitted I am in way over my head, and so it goes. This project is still happening although it feels like a terrible mistake. I had no idea it was going to be such an extravaganza. That said, I can almost say that I know how to cook, which was one of the key intensions sooooo…. this is kind of a win! There will be some damn good recipes in this glorious book!! Check out my Instagram for food pics as I go along, and buy a fucking copy this fall!

* Fried pineapple, ice cream, meringue and caramelized bananas. This shit is real.

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'period of adjustment' Opens May 10 @ Niagara Artists Centre

Working primarily in sculpture and performance, Carrie Perreault balances resistance and restraint in onerous actions that recount long-term precarity. In making her work, she expends great effort to achieve minimal results. This isn't about labour; she prioritizes process to reflect on systems of abuse and their connection to emotional and psychological experiences. Through gestural, often repetitive acts and narratives that resist closure, she alludes to complex trauma and its residual effects. By exploring, in a visceral way, failures, vulnerabilities, and the limits of her body, Perreault makes viewers keenly aware of their own. 

The Artist Cookbook Vol. 1

I asked a group Canadian artists to share a recipe with me. I’m putting together a cookbook with their generous offerings. I’m hoping this venture will help me develop my culinary skills but also I’m nosey and wanted to know what others were having for dinner. The recipes will be part of a publication that will be available in the fall. Everyone’s been so nice about this!

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Solo Exhibition - Opens May 10

I have an exhibition called period of adjustment which opens May 10 at the Niagara Artists Centre. It’d be wonderful to see you at the opening reception! There will be also an artist talk some time in the summer so hopefully I’ll see you twice. The exhibition runs until August 17, 2019.

Over My Dead Body

The material applications on Over My Dead Body is complete. This weekend I scrubbed off most of the past 6 months worth of mark making with muriatic acid. The final step will be to concrete over all of this and sand each tile down.

Over My Dead Body

Miraculously after 7 months of form building, having two transport trucks drop off materials and hand-pouring 4,200 lbs. of concrete, the first phase of Over My Dead Body is complete. That was hard.

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

I have always taken the weather personally, 10/15 VE, will be part of the juried exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Thank you to Marla Panko, Stephanie Porter, and Mary Rashleigh for your support.

 

 

Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick

So wonderful to have been included in Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick, curated by Hazel Meyer and Lucy Pawlak, Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container. The project was generously funded by the British Arts Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research.

You can read a bit more and find links by clicking here.

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Glenhyrst Summer Exhibition

I have two prints, I have always taken the weather personally, 10/15 and 14/15 VE included in the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant summer exhibition. Thanks Stephanie Radu, Jenna Faye Powell and Matthew Ryan Smith for including this work. 

The exhibition runs July 28 – September 23rd, 2018. 

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New Work

First day of pouring concrete for a new project. Kirsty's such badass help. 

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Open Studio's Members' Ink 2018

Open Studio's Members' Ink takes place May 3, 2018, 6-9pm. Members’ Ink is a silent auction of original fine art prints—including etching, lithography, relief, and screenprints—by Open Studio artist members. This fundraising event supports their programming, including exhibitions, education, residencies, and professional development and studio access for artists.

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Kids Fest is Done for Another Year!

This year Kids Fest, an outreach program of Tangled Art + Disability, exhibited artworks created by the students at Giant Steps. Giant Steps is a school and therapy centre for elementary school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Their programs are tailored to each student’s needs encompassing academics, speech therapy, behaviour therapy, occupational therapy and daily living and social skills training. The works on display in ‘Colours of the Spectrum’ were produced over four workshops with projects providing an opportunity for the young artists to experiment with materials and processes outside of their typical approach. 

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