Summer 2018 News
Summer is here! Usually I take a bit of downtime during this time of year to soak up the sun, warmth, and enjoy the water, but 2018 is bringing lots of opportunities – I’m excited to let you in on all that is happening.
Recently I’ve found a new love – SUPing! Super excited to be out on the water exploring in a new way. I’m taking on lakes, Howe Sound, and hopefully soon, some rivers – looking forward to longer adventures and possibly a camping trip at some point. New life goals! Let me know if you’re up for a mission as it’s always better with a friend. I’m sure this will fuel some inspiration for new works – I often get the best thinking in on a board.
And on to the news…
JackPine Press Narratives of the Lost Chapbook Launch
Poet, Bren Simmers and I are celebrating another highlight for Narratives of the Lost this weekend with the launch of a limited edition chapbook with JackPine Press. These are handbound, beautiful books!
Narratives of the Lost features poetry, photography, and drawings that respond to lost objects found around Squamish, B.C.
If you are in Victoria join us on Sunday, July 15 at 7pm at the Copper Owl (1900 Douglas St.) to celebrate. We’ll announce how you can purchase one of the 75 limited edition chapbooks soon. Watch on facebook or instagram. (Is anyone still on Twitter?)
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/470530433399355/
Upcoming Exhibition: Loss and Lucidity
Bren and I are also excited to announce that a few pieces from Narratives of the Lostwill be featured in this August exhibition:
‘Loss & Lucidity’ (The Lost & Found)
Curated by Diana Ali (UK)
4th-18th August, 2018
Opening reception Saturday 4th August 7pm-10pm
205 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701, US
Curator and Visual Artist, Diana Ali in collaboration with Santa Ana College Art Gallery and Director, Phil Marquez, is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Loss & Lucidity’ an exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating the misplaced, the missed and the mended.
The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?
A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.
The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.
For a full list of all the artist’s details please visit:
Curator: Diana Ali: www.dianaali.com
Hope you can make it if you’re in southern California this August. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/627170484313828/
New Narratives of the Lost Limited Edition Prints
One more piece of news for Narratives of the Lost: In conjunction with the Loss and Lucidityexhibition we decided to make a few more limited edition artist prints from the project. Each print is 28 x 43 cm (11x 17”) on archival Canson Arches Aquarelle 240gsm (they are gorgeous!). We’re selling them for $65 + tax and shipping. Please send me an email if you’d like to order one (or a few!). I’ll post them for sale on my site and on etsy soon.