Art of Consumption

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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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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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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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Globalization of Animal Bodies

By | October 6th, 2019|Art of Consumption|

Human hair and peacock feathers, 3.5″ x 1.5″, 2019 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. The Indian (blue) peafowl, similar to the Eastern Grey Squirrel (who had been brought from the east [...]

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Unstoppable | April 2 – 27, 2019 | Winchester Galleries

By | March 7th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows|

  Photo of opening exhibition Thank you, collectors, friends and art lovers for attending the opening today. I’m thrilled to report that three of my paintings have found new homes already. Unstoppable is a group show and continues at Winchester Galleries Ltd. until April 27, 2019.   Unstoppable April 2 - 27, 2019 [...]

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