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ODD Gallery Artist Talk & Opening: JUSTIN APPERLEY
June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
June 23 – August 3, 2022
JUSTIN APPERLEY | COWBOYS CAN’T SLEEP
ARTIST TALK: Thursday, June 23, 7pm
OPENING RECEPTION to follow
Cowboys Can’t Sleep
I’m still a criminal in Texas.
..and you’re welcome, I also invited that inner insomniac who feels fuckin’ crazy from lack of sleep and too much adderall. working hard hardly working. we’re all fuelled up. mostly on being an outlaw and always on the move, alllll the way, far away to just get stuck. stuck on one of those dizzy afternoons falling in the pit: watering woes, sun burning, pressed tin spinning, dead friends staring- better off than you could say so yourself. and ok, there you have it: barred, frayed n’ sun stained, all cops really are bastards. slipped out of the tank, blissed out, sun kissed, squinting thru crows feet.. desperately manic, can’t catch a wink, the morning after pulling a whisky binged solstice on the dome, inhaling camp smoke and blood stains from the mosquito bites you couldn’t stop itching while singing Conway Twitty on the top of your lungs, stumbling down the mountain with red eyes, crying on your knees at 4am and holding swaying black spruce for support while the swamp puddles soak up into your leather soled boots.
JUSTIN APPERLEY is an artist based in the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (Dawson City, Yukon Territory). Justin holds an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art and a BDes from OCAD and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Working with photography, sculpture and print media, Apperley’s practice deals with emerging themes of climate change, nomadic futures and alternative survival strategies.
Justin is a former KIAC Artist-in-Residence at the Macaulay House (2013) and has work acquired as part of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection (2020). Selected exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, Leeds Art Gallery & South London Gallery, Leeds & London, UK (2019), Silver Linings, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, CA (2020), Last Futures, Tramway, Glasgow, UK (2018), and Pin-Up, Mercer Union, Toronto, CA (2011). Selected publications include Dust to Oaxaca, by Colour Code Printing, Toronto, CA (2016), and Freeze up / Break up, by Rockbottom Press, Los Angeles, USA (2015).
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Artist in Residence activities include artist talks, studio tours, interactive events, and more.
Founded in 2001, in a partnership with Parks Canada, the KIAC Artist in Residence Program has welcomed over 300 talented artists, musicians and filmmakers to Dawson City from all regions of Canada and around the world. Our alumni include Sobey Art Award nominees, Western Canada Music Award winners, and prize-winning filmmakers from film festivals across the globe.
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KIAC is proud to host an exciting roster of film screenings and film-related events throughout the year, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge and Dawson City International Short Film Festival, numerous workshops, and other opportunities.
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The ODD Gallery, located in the Dënäkär Zho / KIAC building, presents a wide array of outreach programming including artist talks, openings, lectures, screenings, youth programs and other special events. Gallery programming fosters professionalism and appreciation of regional visual arts practice, and provides the community with exposure and access to a diverse range of contemporary visual arts practices and theories in a remote, northern setting.
The Confluence Series at the SOVA Gallery is a community exhibition series which offers a space for KIAC members working in any medium to exhibit their artwork throughout the summer months. The SOVA Gallery is located in the Yukon School of Visual Arts at 3rd and Queen in Dawson City.
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Kids and Youth (toddler to teen) programming ranges from music lessons (vocals, piano) to dance class (ballet, hip hop, and more), to hands-on workshops (pottery, screen-printing, animation and more) and is offered regularly throughout the year. KIAC strives to subsidize Kids & Youth programs as much as possible via grants and funding. Programming ranges from free Drop-Ins to registered weekly programs.
Youth Art Enrichment
Youth Art Enrichment is an annual four-day art program for Yukon youth hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture in Dawson City. Artistically-inclined youth ages 14 – 18 travel from across the Yukon to take part in intensive workshops led by professional artists. Students choose one of three mediums to study for the duration of the program, learning new skills, techniques, and ways to creatively make artwork for the world to see. The mediums change every year: we have offered printmaking, animation, painting, carving, stained glass, illustration, improv, and much more over the last two decades.
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KIAC presents a year-round professional performing arts series in the beautiful second floor Ballroom that actively engages our community and provides inspiring performance opportunities for international, national, and regional artists in many disciplines. Our diverse programming includes jazz, classical, folk & roots, experimental, dance, theatre, and more.
Workshops include: weekly drop-ins, registered programs, weekend workshops, and more.
KIAC presents a year-round schedule of educational opportunities ranging from drop in programs (pottery, screenprinting, seniors painting, concert band), to registered workshops (dance, music, film, visual art, craft, textiles, etc), to professional development opportunities for artists (grant writing, artwork documentation, etc).