Squirrealism

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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Zoonosis explored during the pandemic

By | September 22nd, 2020|Art of Consumption, Articles and Media, Squirrealism|

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 [...]

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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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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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Squirrel Collection Database

By | January 8th, 2019|Art News, Articles and Media, Squirrealism, Squirrel Database|

The Squirrel Collection Database (#squirreldatabase) is a database of objects, photos, and videos containing squirrel imagery gifted to me primarily from 2007 to the present day. One entry, however, is dated from almost a decade earlier. When my grandmother died she bequeathed me a vintage 1970’s Chalkware squirrel-shaped coin bank. Little did I know then, that this [...]

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What a Squirrel Sees, Dichromatic Colour Vision of the Eastern Grey Squirrel

By | December 19th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

My latest research into the biology of the Eastern Grey Squirrel has led me to discover that they have excellent dichromatic colour vision mediated by green and blue cones. What a Squirrel Sees (2018), simulates the colour vision of the Grey Squirrel as a way to examine the subjective reality of our own senses and [...]

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Art Toronto 2018, October 26-29 | Fazakas Gallery Booth: C8

By | September 9th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

Preview! Thanks CBC/Radio-Canada for visiting Fazakas Gallery Booth C8 with Carollyne Yardley @carollyneyardley Couzyn Van @zynvh Charlene Vickers @vickers.charlene Ready, set, go! I look forward to talking #squirrel with opening night gala attendees. Come visit us at Fazakas Gallery @fazakasgallery Booth C8. Carollyne Yardley @carollyneyardley Charlene Vickers @vickers.charlene @Couzyn Van Heuvelen @zynvh [...]

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Collaboration with Eastern Grey Squirrels and Crow 06112018

By | June 12th, 2018|Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

My collaboration with the Eastern Grey Squirrels that live in the territory around my house went well yesterday. This video clip is after 4 hours of watching a couple of squirrels pace around all sides. Finally, one juvenile squirrel jumped over the mud border (earth from the garden and tap water) and newsprint and landed on the Strathmore paper to eat a [...]

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Cipher Squirrel, Oil on panel. New series for 2018

By | February 16th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Cipher Squirrel, Oil on panel, 36” diameter, 2018.

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