John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography

Meet Tianna | Marketing & Communications Intern

My name is Tianna Barton and I am honoured to be working as the Marketing and Communications Intern at the CAG this season. An integral part of Vancouver’s art community, the CAG’s dedication to public engagement, education and art accessibility speaks to my values and future goals as an artist.

Here at the CAG, I have been lending a hand to complete our recently launched new website, helping to spread the word about our events and activities, and working on our online shop where all publications from our unique bookshop are available. I’ve also been writing a series of throwback blog posts titled Exhibitions from the Archives which has been the perfect way to learn about the explorative and progressive exhibitions since the CAG’s beginnings and share some of these important past events. I am excited to continue contributing, supporting and learning about the busy cultural hub that the CAG represents and the drawing in of you, the amazing public, through our doors. I look forward to meeting many of you.

Entering my final year in the Visual Arts program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, my own interdisciplinary practice involves ceramic sculpture, filmmaking and performance art with themes focused on the taboo, childhood development, the female experience, sexuality and feminism. Much of my work uses gesture or a simple action to complicate, question and respond to the world around me, using ambiguity as metaphor that every dialogue has a multitude of paradigms, experiences and opinions. My recent work includes live diary readings and story sharing, feminizing canadian ballads and sea shanties, risqué thumb wars and eating a whole bag of Doritos. Check out my Instagram @tiannabartonart or my website to see what I’ve been working on.