Installation view (right) Collaboration with buck who used antlers during the rut of fall 2020 to smash my garden sculpture made from a tomato cage. Buck hair has been left in the corners of the tomato cage as DNA evidence. Deer hair entangled Urban Deer Hunter, 2020. Installation view. Urban Deer Hunter, 2020. Installation view.
Unearthing: art by Valérie Chartrand, Robert Morris, Ben Oswald, Suzanne Paleczny, Jennie Vallis, Carollyne Yardley
by Steve Newton on December 11th, 2020 at 5:23 PMThe Georgia Straight Read .pdf article for moreDownload Weblink: https://www.straight.com/arts/unearthing-art-by-valerie-chartrand-robert-morris-ben-oswald-suzanne-paleczny-jennie-vallis
Thank you Renée Leighann for including me in your new arts podcast. The creative dive is a podcast that explores the hidden gems in the stories and experiences of artists, musicians, and creative people of all kinds, to create connections within creative communities and to help people learn about the struggles and triumphs of working [...]
Ritual of Care: On Protecting Found Wildlife and Dreaming of Interspecies Friendship by Perrin Grauer, Oct. 30, 2020.
Nest originally made by a family of neighbourhood red-shafted northern flickers. Photo by Perrin Grauer In early October 2020, on a Saturday afternoon, I returned to my old, falling-down apartment building in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood. The city was worming its way across a weird borderline from quiet dread under glowering, late-summer blankets of smoke [...]
Audie Murray, Catherine Blackburn, Marcy Friesen, Carollyne Yardley, and Trace Yeomans October 1 – November 30, 2020Fazakas Gallery, 688 East Hastings Street MediaLederman, Marsha. "Covid-19 masks make meaningful, whimsical debuts at art galleries in Vancouver and Banff." Globe and Mail. Oct 4, 2020 COVID-19-masks-make-meaningful-whimsical-debuts-at-art-galleries-in-Vancouver-and-Banff-The-Globe2Download The eerie objects and compositions are grounded firmly in reflections on [...]
Zooetics, 14" x 20", oil on board, 2020 Due to Covid-19, many patterns have changed in our lives. The lockdowns in city centres—and the attendant quiet on normally busy streets—have created an unprecedented chance for urban animals to roam. Throughout the world, cities continue to spread out into the natural landscape, continuing to destroying ecosystems [...]
Remnants 5, from Pandemic Sculpture Garden series, 2020 Mirror, mannequin hand, used nitrile examination glove, false nails, squirrel hair, 36.5" X 32" X 4” Media: The Georgia Straighthttps://www.straight.com/arts/unearthing-art-by-valerie-chartrand-robert-morris-ben-oswald-suzanne-paleczny-jennie-vallisUnearthing: art by Valérie Chartrand, Robert Morris, Ben Oswald, Suzanne Paleczny, Jennie Vallis, Carollyne Yardley Steve Newton on December 11th, 2020 at 5:23 PMInstallation:Due to Covid-19, many patterns have changed in our lives, [...]
Pandemic SquirrelThis is my latest oil painting titled Pandemic Squirrel (Pink). It has already been collected through Madrona Gallery and was united with the collector today (photo below). Also note, Fazakas Gallery (Vancouver, BC) still represents me. Madrona Gallery windows (Trounce Alley entrance) Madrona Gallery (606 View St, Victoria) Pandemic Squirrel series, 15” x 19.5”, (22”x25” with frame) [...]
Molecule, from the Hologenome series, found and foraged: cedar bough (sustainably harvested after windstorm), pampas grass, human hair, plastic mesh tree protector, 2020. Molecule, from the Hologenome series, found and foraged: cedar bough (sustainably harvested after windstorm), pampas grass, human hair, plastic mesh tree protector, 2020. (side view) My latest project was developed through a [...]
Foraged Materials on wood panel: seagull feather, peanut shells, Garry oak acorns, pine cone, pine frond, peafowl feathers, slate, plastic gems, Garry oak branches, pine cones and branch with red spray paint, wired earpiece, stones, lichen, nut/bolt, rock with paint and writing, ribbon, origami folded paper, bottle cap x 2, City of Victoria tree tag, [...]