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becoming-Feral publication launch with readings, video, and feral musical explorations.

By | November 1st, 2021|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Articles and Media, Squirrealism|

Excited to be apart of this publication. More soon... Join November 10th for a hybrid launch event for becoming-Feral, a print + digital publication creatively exploring the relations between humans/other-animals.  Join in-person or online for the launch of becoming-Feral ! Through a collection of entries from over 80 international contributors, becoming—Feral proposes a prismatic and multifaceted perspective on [...]

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Sympoetics of Squirrealism

By | August 16th, 2021|Art News|

  Carollyne Yardley, Sympoetics of Squirrealism (installation view), 2021. Mixed media, 18' x 2' x 8'. Installation in Becoming (Final Thesis Exhibition), Emily Carr University, 2021. Photograph by Carollyne Yardley. Carollyne Yardley, Becoming-with (detail), from the Sympoetics of Squirrealism series, 2021. Pigment on canvas, 78′′ x 60′′. Exhibited in Becoming (Final Thesis Exhibition), Emily Carr University, [...]

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the creative dive with renée leighann

By | December 10th, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption, Articles and Media, Squirrealism|

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 [...]

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Living Room – Group Exhibition | October 1 – November 30, 2020 | Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver, BC

By | September 25th, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

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 [...]

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Pandemic Sculpture Garden

By | August 2nd, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

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, [...]

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Hologenomes 2020

By | June 21st, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption|

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 [...]

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Gifted Materials: angora wool, horsehair, Canadian goose, peacock feathers.

By | January 8th, 2020|Art News, Art of Consumption|

“I would like to gift you an ounce of angora wool if you are interested?” Read the first note. An incredible gift then appeared for me to experiment with from Bella Thelema and Skye and the bunnies of Golden Maple Farm. They have a small herd (6) of beautiful German bunnies 🐰 who love in colony on their farm. My [...]

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SALT CRYSTALS

By | October 21st, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption|

Peacock feathers, dyed human hair, untreated human hair, salt and borax crystals, cypress tree, hat pin, 6″ x 3″, 2019. Feathers, human hair, and salt crystals My research into the structures of power and division between humans and non-humans begins with an investigation into the colonial history of MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park) in Victoria BC. [...]

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SYMPOIESIS

By | October 13th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Peacock feathers, acorn cupule, squirrel hair, human hair, 3′ x 4.5′, 2019. These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park), Victoria BC.Throughout occidental history, we have categorized humans as more-than-animal, and created boundaries and hierarchies in [...]

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Holobionts 2019

By | August 6th, 2019|Art News, Art Shows|

Holobionts 2019 installation view, plus detail. Squirrel hair, cat hair, magnolia petals, leaf skeleton, human hair, 30% wood fibre acrylic, wax, feather, oak tree branch, acorns. Holobionts are assemblages of different species that form ecological units. Lynn Margulis proposed that any physical association between individuals of different species for significant portions of their [...]

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