Katherine Boyer

Where the Sky Carries The Sun

co-presented with AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon) on www.tofeelclose.com

October 27 - November 9, 2020

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image: Katherine Boyer

Through distance and closure, there is the potential to become closer: closer to artist's processes, research and the experiences that inform their work.

 

The Art Gallery of Regina, in partnership with AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon), offers intimate glimpses into artist Katherine Boyer's online sketchbook. Boyer explores quieted, liminal spaces where elements meet as metaphorically conducive to understanding the fluidity of personal and cultural identity through family archives. Boyer's research and artmaking labour spans (and bridges) textiles, carpentry and horizon lines. Boyer harnesses architecture to begin unravelling what we know and how we know it.

Where the Sky Carries the Sun

The sun is cradled by sky; imagined shifting its weight along a strap or loose in a pouch of blue cloth. If you can, be still, and look. You can see the world changing around you, sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly. Daily, a changed world. Hourly, a changed world. With each blink, a changed world. Our material culture is a mirror, the surface is a reflection of the world and universe. The substrate of the internet supports connectivity, connecting skies.

This daily series of 14 object videos carry documented skies at various times of day, in various weather conditions. Nothing special happened to me on these days, but lifechanging happened for someone else.

Katherine Boyer is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work is focused on methods bound to textile arts and the handmade, including fabric manipulation, papermaking, woodworking and beadwork. Boyer’s art and research is entrenched in Métis history, material culture and personal family narratives. Through the experience of long, slow, and considerate laborious processes, Boyer contemplates the use of her own Métis body as a conduit for building upon ancestor relations. Boyer has received a BFA from the University of Regina and an MFA at the University of Manitoba. She currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, School of Art.

 

Due to COVID-19 disruptions, the Art Gallery of Regina rescheduled Boyer's solo exhibition, Where the Sky Carries the Sun, for 2022.

*Tofeelclose.com is organized by AKA artist-run

Performance for Ageing Apple Devices by Colby Richardson

DATE Monday, June 1 & Thursday, June 4
TIME 6 PM (CST)
WATCH LIVE on YouTube
Monday, June 1

https://youtu.be/6jsLrlVAeD4
Thursday, June 4
https://youtu.be/uGDjkQsMLIc
WATCH LIVE on Instagram Live by following users @brokenphone003 and @brokenphone006
INFORMATION  https://www.facebook.com/events/236713990904384
COST free

My hard drive is full! I forgot my iCloud password! I need to update my operating system to log into this Zoom meeting!

Sound familiar? In these socially-distanced days, more than ever, we experience the frustrations and limitations of our technology. But, what if we viewed these challenges as possibilities?

Regina artist Colby Richardson (now based in Winnipeg) exploits the noise, errors and restrictions of broken and outmoded technology to create unique experiences using streaming visuals and sound.

Watch Richardson's live-streamed Performance for Ageing Apple Devices June 1 and June 4 at 6 PM (CST). Richardson's composition uses Facetime video calls between damaged and discarded iPads, iPhones, and iMacs as a catalyst for live expanded cinema. Richardson has long taken a playful approach to structuralism in his continued exploration of ubiquitous and outmoded media.

Performance for Ageing Apple Devices is live-streamed and intended for viewing on multiple devices.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Colby Richardson is a media artist and experimental filmmaker currently based in Winnipeg MB, Canada. Driven by a fascination with how we interact with and value the technology at our disposal, Richardson uncovers the artistic capabilities of outmoded and discarded devices. He creates dynamic and textural visual and auditory works from historic video equipment, everyday software, and ubiquitous electronics that are presented as installations, performances, video-sculptures, expanded cinema, and single-channel film and video. In his work, Richardson embraces the meditative potential of abrasive and jarring stimuli and engages with atypical medium-specificity in a playful, structural, and exploratory manner.


Co-presented by PLATFORM centre (Winnipeg) and The Art Gallery of Regina.

read Lynn Giesbrecht's article, Artist Using old technology for new purposes in live-streamed performance, on the LeaderPost's website: https://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/artist-using-old-technology-for-new-purposes-in-live-streamed-performance/wcm/b69eaca6-9700-499c-b597-e61eccac9016/

Cathedral Village Arts Festival Online Photo Festival

“Kaleidoscope” invites us to see through a lens of colour and beauty. It is about seeing patterns and, metaphorically, reflecting on change and diversity, celebrating the differences that come together to create our community. Life is beautiful, a journey filled with transformation and challenges. "Kaleidoscope" is about vision, reflecting on who we are, where we come from, and looking to the future with imagination and wisdom. 

Event information: https://sites.google.com/site/cathedralvillageartsfestival/events/photo-festival

Dates: May 18-23, 2020

See the CVAF Photo Festival in Les Sherman Park after dark. Photos will be projected onto windows of the Neil Balkwill Centre facing Elphinstone Street. Maintain a safe social distance while viewing projections. 

Location: Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2024 Elphinstone Street, Regina (windows at South end of building)

Cathedral Village Arts Festival Photo Festival Online - click the gallery below for details

The Cathedral Village Arts Festival and The Art Gallery of Regina invite members of our community to submit their original photography on the theme of Kaleidoscope or documenting previous years’ festivals.

 

All submitted works, providing they meet the standards for projection and are appropriate for public exhibition, will be displayed. Photographs will be displayed in a projected slide show throughout the festival (May 18-23, 2020) on the windows of the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre (2420 Elphinstone St.) and online. (Additional locations to be announced.)

The Open Call for Digital Photography is an opportunity to contribute to the local colour and inclusive vision of this year's Cathedral Village Arts Festival and its kaleidoscope theme. Participants providing photos for this display will not receive a fee.

 

About the theme:

“Kaleidoscope” invites us to see through a lens of colour and beauty. It is about seeing patterns and, metaphorically, reflecting on change and diversity, celebrating the differences that come together to create our community. Life is beautiful, a journey filled with transformation and challenges. "Kaleidoscope" is about vision, reflecting on who we are, where we come from, and looking to the future with imagination and wisdom. 

 

Submit your photos here: CVAF PHOTO FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FORM

You do not need to be a member of the gallery to submit your photographs. Complete the online entry form and upload your photographs. Confirm that you are the creator and copyright holder of your photographs. For photographs that feature people, confirm that the subject(s) have consented for the photographer to use their image.

Images must be:

•             .jpg files format (not .jpeg images)

•             Maximum image size 8192 x 8192 pixels

•             Minimum image size 1080 x 1080 pixels

•             72 dpi

Limit: 5 photographs

Deadline: May 13, 2020

Event information: https://sites.google.com/site/cathedralvillageartsfestival/events/photo-festival

Dates: May 18-23, 2020

Location: Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2024 Elphinstone Street, Regina (windows at South end of building)

Type of event: continuous digital projection & online photo gallery