2014 Exhibitions

Exhibition Schedule 2014


January 9 - 30, 2014
Student Exhibition Youth Art Enrichment
*At Robert Service School


January 23 – February 21, 2014
Rebekah Miller Skins (Dawson City, YT)
Artist Talk and Reception Thursday, January 23rd at 7:30pm


February 27, 2014
Leah Byrne Opening Reception
Performance and Reception Thursday, February 27th at 8:00pm


March 13 – April 12, 2014
Adrian Norvid Mr. Fizz's Knocking House (Montreal)
Artist Talk and Reception Thursday, March 13th at 7:30pm


April 18 - 20, 2014
Cold Cuts Video Festival
Part of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival


April 25 – May 16, 2014
Student Exhibition Yukon School of Visual Arts
Reception Thursday, April 25th
6-7pm at Yukon School of Visual Arts | 7-8pm at the ODD Gallery


May 22 – June 27, 2014
Sarah Crawley  Absent Presence (Winnipeg, MB)
Artist Talk and Reception Thursday, May 29th at 7:30pm



July 3 – August 1, 2014
The Natural & The Manufactured 2014
PLATFORM 01:
Alison Judd  Living with a Landslide (Guelph, ON)
Artist Talk and Reception Thursday, July 3 at 7:30pm


August 14 – September 19, 2014
The Natural & The Manufactured 2014
PLATFORM 02:
Gallery Installation:
Dylan Miner MICHIF - MICHIN
(East Lansing, MI, USA)

Outdoor Installation:
Terrance Houle
Friend or Foe #5 (Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Dawson City)
(Calgary, AB)
Reception Thursday, August 14th | Artist Talks TBA

N&M Lecture:
David Garneau Road Kill Wild-Life Art and Métis Imagination: an Illustrated Artist Talk

Post Exhibition Essay by David Garneau



October 2 – November 1, 2014
Christina Battle the space between here and there (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Reception and Talk: Thursday, October 2nd, 7:30 PM


November 6 – December 6, 2014
Andrea Kastner The Waste Land (Kamloops, BC)
Reception Thursday, November 6th, 7:30 PM

 

 

 
Andrea Kastner Inventory of Dreams


ANDREA KASTNER
THE WASTE LAND

November 6 - December 6, 2014
Opening Night:
Thursday, November 6th
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow

The Waste Land is a body of work that traces the haunting nature of our rejected possessions through a collaged, recycled and surreal world. The imagery for this project was gathered by traveling to landfills, searching through archives, digging through bags of household garbage, and documenting the alleyways of the cities I’ve lived in. Collages based on this documentation are the inspiration for these paintings: the housing complexes that seem to grow out of mountainous landfills, the skeletal façades and the piles of forgotten things.

At the heart of my work is the concept that our trash is akin to our unconscious mind. When we throw away our rubbish at the end of the week, we seal it into a black bag in an act of forgetting, wishing to never see it again. The very idea of someone else glimpsing the contents of our garbage seems incredibly intimate or invasive. My paintings are something of an act of acknowledgement toward this largely private and unexplored realm of our possessions. Even the landfills are teeming with our stuff, though we choose to disavow it. These mountains of things are a sort of accidental construction of our times, a shadow city built beside the one we live in. I wish to take a symbolic inventory of these things, to claim them as part of our lives.

- Andrea Kastner 2014


BIOGRAPHY

Andrea Kastner is a Kamloops-based painter who makes work about the sacred nature of rejected things. Her paintings of basements, alleyways and trash bring to light the hidden underbelly of things we seek to ignore. Raised in Montreal, Quebec, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

After finishing her MFA at the University of Alberta in 2012, she was included in the inaugural show at the Esker Foundation, The New Alberta Contemporaries. That same year, she was selected as a finalist for the RBC Painting Competition. Her work was included in The Lure of the Local: Women Artists in the Canadian Landscape at the Vorres Museum in Athens, Greece. Her current painting project called The Waste Land tours Kamloops, Montreal, Hamilton, Courtenay and Dawson City in 2014.

Andrea Kastner has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, The Edmonton Arts Council and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.


Exhibition brochure with text by Alison Shields (pdf)



 

CHRISTINA BATTLE
the space between here and there

October 2 - November 1, 2014
Opening Night:
Thursday, October 2nd
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow


ARTIST STATEMENT

Growing up in on the edge of the prairies I always get a little on edge when surrounded by mountains. I find their scale and their three-dimensionality perplexing. Against the big blue skies of the West they appear to be strangely flat, as if cutouts of paper carefully placed in order to obstruct my view. I long to see past them.

the space between here and there (the yukon river) is an attempt to play with this sense of flatness that I experience in the mountains, to decrease the distance between me (the camera) and them (in this case the foothills along the Yukon River surrounding Dawson City) and to transform them into an active visual space.

Shot in Dawson City, Yukon Territory while an Artist in Residence at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (KIAC), March 2013.


BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), Christina Battle is currently based in Denver, Colorado. Her works are often inspired by the role of non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. She has exhibited internationally in festivals and galleries including: The Images Festival (Toronto), The London Film Festival (London, England); The Toronto International Film Festival (wavelengths); the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal); The International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands); the Jihlava Documentary Festival (Czech Republic); the 2006 Whitney Biennial: “Day for Night” (New York); YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto); White Box (New York); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC),The Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke, QC); MCA Denver; the Aspen Art Museum; Gallery 44 (Toronto); and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto). Christina is a contributing editor to INCITE Journal of Experimental Media and a co-curator & organizer of the media arts exhibition series Nothing To See Here in Denver.

Exhibition Brochure with text by Meg Walker

 

The Natural & The Manufactured 2014
PLATFORM 02:


August 14 - September 19, 2014
Opening Night: Thursday, August 14th
Artist Talks at 7:30 PM | Reception to follow


DYLAN MINER MICHIF - MICHIN
(gallery installation)


This new body of work will investigate Métis medicine. As the descendent of Métis from across the subarctic and boreal forests to the prairies and Great Lakes, I am intimately interested in the physical and spiritual capabilities of Indigenous medicines. Recent events, including the #idlenomore movements, the Daniels’ Decision (and Canada’s legal battle against this decision), and the land claim decision in favor of the Manitoba Métis Federation, have reinvigorated our society’s desire to look at various healing practices. This projects does exactly that.


The Elders Say We Don’t Visit Anymore, Tea and Conversation with Dylan Miner
Friday & Saturday, August 15 &16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the gallery

Ongoing Tea and Conversation
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm & Saturdays 1 - 5pm in the gallery


TERRANCE HOULE
FRIEND OR FOE #5 (Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Dawson City)
(outdoor installation)

Friend or Foe is an ongoing performance/ installation series spanning across the Americas, using Native American Sign Language & Signals to communicate personal/general stories, history, time travel, myths, legends, life and diverse points of view. Houle will be creating a performance installation using local environments, buildings, historical and local sites with the help of participants from the area. The final product will be a walking hiking tour to significant places to enact stories told by the local, historical, traditional indigenous people of the area (maps will be available in the ODD Gallery). This piece will connect with the other series that have been created in South America, Quebec, Alberta, Ontario, & British Columbia.

Video and map for outdoor installations available in the gallery

Friend or Foe Projections by Terrance Houle
Thursday – Sunday, August 14 – 17, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Macaulay House

Friend or Foe Walking Tour / Performance with Terrance Houle
Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 4:00 PM (meet at the ODD Gallery)


Please visit the project website for full project descriptions and artist biographies: naturalmanufactured.com


More N&M 2014 Events:

Friday, August 15
DAVID GARNEAU ROAD KILL WILD-LIFE ART AND MÉTIS IMAGINATION:
AN ILLUSTRATED ARTIST TALK

Sunday, August 17th
A CONVERSATION ON CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ART
with Terrance Houle, Dylan Miner and David Garneau


POST-EXHIBITION TEXT by David Garneau





The Natural & The Manufactured 2014 PLATFORM 01:
July 3 - August 1, 2014
ALISON JUDD
LIVING WITH A LANDSLIDE
(gallery installation)

 


The Natural & The Manufactured 
is a unique thematic project jointly organized by the ODD Gallery and the Artist in Residence Program at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture based in Dawson City, Yukon. Conceived as a speculative research and presentation forum, the N&M looks to the myriad ways in which we both influence and are influenced by our natural and constructed environments.

Through a rich program of exhibitions, installations, actions, lectures and essays, The Natural & The Manufactured endeavours to engage both artists and audiences in a re-examination of the cultural, physical and economic values imposed on the environment. This project seeks to explore alternative political, social and aesthetic agendas and strategies towards a reinterpretation and new understanding of our relationship to the environment and our social infrastructure: the indelible ways in which our natural landscapes influence, inspire and sustain us, and conversely the ways in which our perceptions of - and actions upon- these landscapes directly impact the environment itself. 

 

 

The Natural & The Manufactured 2014
PLATFORM 01:
July 3 - August 1, 2014

ALISON JUDD LIVING WITH A LANDSLIDE

Opening Night: Thursday, July 3rd
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the GALLERY | Reception to follow

Alison Judd is an artist working in printmaking and installation. Her work makes evident her ruminations on transience, impermanence, loss and landscape as she thinks about time, the distance between individuals and the erosion of our relationship with the environment.

The Moosehide Slide is evidence of a landslide that serves as a backdrop to daily life in Dawson City. It is an ancient landslide that the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in call “Ëddhä dädhëcha”, which literally means “weathered moosehide hanging”.

In the gallery installation Living with a Landslide, Alison Judd has brought the landslide into town and into the gallery. Working with handmade and Japanese papers she has ‘collected’ the rocks by walking to the slide daily and taking paper castings. The artist is interested in this place where the sudden movement of the earth is evident because it allows exploration of time and its implication for both our personal and natural ecologies.

Working slowly, repetitively with her hands and body are important aspects of the work. “I need to think slowly and use repetition as a tool to understand change. It is the slow accretion of construction and insight that subsequent elements impose on me – not I on them”.

Alison Judd is a Guelph based artist. She earned a diploma from Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, and obtained my Masters of Fine Art at York University in Toronto.

She teaches printmaking at the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU) and at the University of Guelph.

 

  

May 22 - June 27, 2014

SARAH CRAWLEY ABSENT PRESENCE

Opening Night: Thursday, May 22nd
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow


ARTIST STATEMENT

My current work explores the importance of place: how place impacts identity, how it effects our imagination and our sense of who we are.  Spending five weeks in Dawson City, during the coldest and darkest time of the year, I explored the impact of extreme cold weather, geographical isolation, qualities of winter light and darkness, the snow itself and the silence of the north, by making long-exposure pinhole and other low-tech analogue photographs.  The photographs are presented in an installation that explores endurance, loss, and intimacy with the land.

 

Sarah Crawley is a visual artist who lives and works in Winnipeg.  In her art practice she works with ideas generated from lived experience using different photographic technologies and materials.  Her most recent work explores the impact that place has on identity. Crawley has exhibited across Canada in solo and group shows as well as internationally. A recipient of many grants and awards, she enjoys sharing her passion for photography through teaching and mentoring and is an active member of the visual art community in Winnipeg. 

 

Exhibition brochure with text by Evan Rensch 

 

 



April 25 - May 14, 2014

YUKON SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS END OF YEAR EXHIBITION


Opening Night:
Friday, April 25th
SOVA Gallery: 6 - 7PM
ODD Gallery: 7 - 9PM
KIAC Ballroom: 8 - 10PM

Justice Colwell | Sally DeMerchant | Danielle Desrosiers | Chantal Fraser | Ashli Green | Lindsey Johnson | Lucy Koshan | Acasea Lane | Dana Levine | Mathias MacPhee | Amy McAllister | Samantha Medeiros | Sarah Miller | Bronwyn Mundell | Malanka Topper

 

 


April 18 - 20, 2014

COLD CUTS VIDEO FESTIVAL REVEL IN IT

Opening Night: Friday, April 18th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

The presence of the media and the online world is omnipresent. Its relevance is poignant and inescapable. And we must revel in it.

Ryan Trecartin: I-Be Area (108:00) 2007 (*Friday screening only)
Pipilotti Rist: I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (7:46) 1986
Kent Monkman: Mary (3:18) 2011
Stephen Andrews & John Greyson: On Message (9:05) 2006
Istvan Kantor: ANTICHRIST – Neoist Hokey-Pokey (5:30) 2010
Kelly Richardson: Twilight Avenger (5:40) 2008
Jeremy Bailey: Transhuman Dance Recital #1 (6:29) 2007
Lisa Birke: Red Carpet (15:00) 2013

The works in this 2014 iteration of Cold Cuts Video Festival, Revel in It, explore the world of pop culture and mass media – they envelop it and wallow in it, and from within this spectrum, reflect on the possibilities of social reconfiguration and plurality of identity. The critique of contemporary culture is a shameless and simultaneous embrace. Notions of confining gender constructs and otherness are blown apart and rebuilt in endless configurations for the purposes of imagining something different.

Curated by Nicole Rayburn

http://coldcutsvideofestival.wordpress.com/

Image: Ryan Trecartin: I-Be Area

Exhibition Brochure 

Exhibition Hours:
Saturday, April 19th from 11am - 5pm
Sunday, April 20 from 1 - 5pm

 

 

 

March 13 - April 12, 2014

ADRIAN NORVID  MR. FIZZ'S KNOCKING SHOP

Opening Night: Thursday, March 13th
Artist Talk: 7:30 PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow

My work consists of large format drawings, massed hangings of smaller, poster-like works, rangy paper constructions and laconic found objects.  The works are installed so as to create a drawn environment, a saturated visual space loaded with imagery and possessed of a sort of Rococo impulse that leans towards patterning, excess and distortion.

The work is generated by impulse and whim and the fetishizing of objects and obscure cultural phenomena (milk crates for instance, have been a fixation for some years, albeit altered or repurposed). I am drawn to making stews of things - obscure associative narrative conglomerations – a-temporal and discontinuous. In my works, Psychedelia, Victoriana or Hillbilly backwoods can run together. The characters and objects may reference Elizabethan Ex-Libris, 70’s analog electronic musical instruments, 60’s children’s annuals or current iconic product packaging and jingoism. Process and crafting are similarly divergent - intricate and laborious works with pronounced optical buzz coexist with crude forms that signal like pre-school toys.

I am preoccupied with non-sequiturs, inappropriateness, cheek or truculence, shabbiness and disorder. In many ways I like to debase things, to embrace the rotten or tasteless and I am interested in genres when they are sullied and bastardized.


Biography:

Adrian Norvid was born in the U.K. and currently lives and works in Montreal. His production focuses on immersive drawn environments with large-scale drawings, paper constructions and modified found objects. Norvid’s concerns center around popular imagery, vernacular and kitsch with sources ranging from Psychedelia to Georgian era illustration.  Recent shows include: Wrongo and Finkola High/The Cantankerous Krank at Galerie Joyce Yahouda in Montreal; Shit House and Dummkopf at Galerie Julia Garnatz in Cologne, Germany; Goodnight Irene with Jason Mc Clean at Jessica Bradley Art and Projects in Toronto; the Montreal Triennial; and Showstoppers, Whoppers, Downers and Out of Towners which toured to the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, the Rooms in St Johns and the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western in London, Ontario. Adrian Norvid is represented in Montreal by Galerie Joyce Yahouda. Norvid’s book Nogoodniks was published by Drawn and Quarterly in Montreal in 2011. 

Adrian Norvid’s works are in the collections of the Musee D’Art Contemporain De Montreal,  The Bina and Ellen Gallery of Concordia University, la collection Pret d’ouvres d’art de la Musee Du Quebec, the Battat Collection and the Colart Collection


Exhibition Brochure

 

 

LEAH BYRNE

February 27 - March 5, 2014

The ODD Gallery is pleased to present a series of performances by former KIAC Artist in Residence, Leah Byrne. Byrne's performances explore the body and its limitations, geometry, and physical space. The series begins with Opening Reception, a performance and opening reception in the ODD Gallery on Thursday, February 27th at 8:30pm. From February 28 - March 5th, video installation of outdoor performance work will be on display in the gallery. A performance live to air on local radio station CFYT 106.9FM (cfyt.ca online) will take place on Sunday, March 16th. The program will explore the notion of communicating movement, physicality, and choreography through sound.

LEAH BYRNE is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, photography, film, and performance. In this exhibition the artist will be presenting new performance works that seek to explore the presence and limitations of the body in physical space and across the air waves. 



 

REBEKAH MILLER SKINS

January 23 - February 21, 2014


SKINS   When a natural object is initiated into human culture, it moves from a highly functional state in nature to one of autonomous non-function in the human realm. But the object transformed, though losing its original purpose, gains a value in human culture. Through human adaptation, many natural objects also become subjects of ornamentation and even reverence. When the source of the adapted object is visible, there is a sense of the inherent absence of its former life within its newly bestowed presence in the human world. In the transformations that Miller displays, she hopes to evoke a recognition of the simultaneous celebration and subjugation of nature which lies at the heart of our culture, derived, as it is, materially from nature.

One highly developed form of artistic expression in human culture is that of clothing design. Clothing is not merely functional. Within our clothing, we find our identities, ourselves, and, to some extent, our homes. We inhabit our clothing as we do our skins. The notion of the skin as a form of clothing, a covering as well as primary indicator to the form in question, is a central concept within Miller's practice.

In this exhibition, Miller represents objects adapted from various ideas of skins, coverings, or clothes present in nature to those present within humanity, posing questions about skin, the body, and clothing and how these mediate between human and natural realms.


BIOGRAPHY

REBEKAH MILLER is an emerging artist originating out of Buck Lake, Alberta. She attended the Alberta College of Art  and Design in Calgary, graduating with a BFA in Print Media. Recently she completed her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, USA. She currently lives and works in Dawson City, YT.

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