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Urban Deer Hunter, 2020

By | January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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.

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Unearthing: art by Valérie Chartrand, Robert Morris, Ben Oswald, Suzanne Paleczny, Jennie Vallis, Carollyne Yardley

By | December 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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

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Madrona Gallery and Pandemic Squirrel

By | July 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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) [...]

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Levelling the Hierarchy

By | February 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

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Symbiogenesis 2019

By | December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In September 2019, I wanted to mimic the seasonal behaviour of the Eastern Grey Squirrelby collecting and burying Garry oak acorns. A walk through MEE-qan (Beacon Hill Park), Victoria BC led me to Iind a Garry oak meadow that pre-dates colonial times. While foraging for acorns beneath the trees, I noticed several dropped peafowl feathers. [...]

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SYMBIOGENETIC MASK

By | November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Symbiogenetic Mask, (MEE-qan / Beacon Hill Park, Fall) Victoria BC, 9″ x 11″ x 2.5″, peafowl feathers, squirrel hair, Garry oak tree branches, human hair, salt and Borax crystals, string, yarn, tulle, wool, 2019. In September, I wanted to mimic the seasonal behaviour of the Eastern Grey Squirrel by collecting and burying Garry oak acorns. [...]

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Fans inspired by #Squirrealism – Thank you!

By | July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

JANUARY 8th, 2019 Thank you Carly Diamond for being inspired by Squirrealism. I'm thrilled to share your wonderful drawing here with everyone, and very honoured to have been chosen by you! Best of luck with everything. "My name is Carly Diamond and I am an illustration/graphic design major at Savannah College of Art and Design! [...]

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Human Hair Squirrel Mask (2012-2018)

By | May 25th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Uncategorized|

  Self Portrait by Carollyne Yardley. My Hair as a Squirrel Mask, human hair, 2012-2018 My relationship with the Eastern Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) scampering around my urban garden is constantly evolving. Several years ago, I became curious as to what it would be like to be a squirrel, and have fur on my face. Subsequently, [...]

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Photos of Art Toronto 2017, Rande and Carollyne S11, Fazakas Gallery.

By | November 7th, 2017|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Uncategorized|

A selection of photos from Rande and Carollyne, S11 Fazakas Gallery at Art Toronto 2017. Thank you friends, colleagues, and collectors for making it such a warm and rewarding experience. To read more about our collaboration, please visit this page LaTiesha Fazakas, Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley at Art Toronto, S11 Fazakas Gallery. Photo by [...]

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Studio visit with textile artist Carole Sabiston

By | September 19th, 2017|Art News, Art of Consumption, Uncategorized|

On Sept 14th, 2017, I had a studio visit with textile artist Carole Sabiston, and was delighted by her paintings, brightly lit studio, and walls which featured images of the universe and ideas to explore. Most interesting were  never-seen-before, and deeply personal daily portraits (circa 1997, 1998, 2003) drawn in coloured pencils inside pocket-sized notebooks. Last week, I had a wonderful [...]

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