From fall 2015 to Spring 2016, CAG presents a six-month independent study residency with locally based artist, Fabiola Carranza. Considering the intertwining of art practice, community organization and public programing, Carranza is using the Burrard Marina Field House as a studio space from where to conduct her own research and to collaborate with CAG on a series of public programs. The artist’s multi-faceted practice focuses on issues that arise from the historical and cultural specificities of her source materials, be it photographs, poems or found objects, whereby she attempts to draw out humour and pathos through a combination of intuitive experimentation and study.
Using the space as a site to examine open learning and discussion, and as a means to foster her own artistic development, Carranza’s programming extends the use of the field house to the immediate members within her artistic community alongside bi-monthly studio visits with both CAG staff and other artists working with the gallery. Events have seen invitations made to a series of artists, poets and musicians, including for example, poetry workshops for visual artists led by local writer Marguerite Pigeon, and a stream of music/art events coordinated by Sydney Hermant.
Events have included:
Ceramics Workshop with Nathalee Paleonelli.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Turkish Coffee Readings with Dilara Akay: poster commission by Derya Akay.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Cochineal Dye Vat Workshop and Napkin Sewing.
Cochineal Vat Workshop led by Sydney Hermant.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Epic Dresses: Where Poetry and Women’s Work interweave.
Seminar with Marguerite Pigeon.
Wednesday January 27, 2016
J’ai Faim, J’ai Froid (I’m Hungry, I’m Cold) – Sing for Your Supper
Open Mic with MC Casey Wei and special guests Monique Levesque and Nikki Never.
Organised by Sydney Hermant.
Thursday, March 3, 2016