The Department of Creative Studies is pleased to announce the line-up of visiting artists for this fall. Liz Magor, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Carol Sawyer will offer lectures to students and the public sharing insight into their studio practice.
All talks start at 12:00pm, Room UNC 106, 3272 University Way, Kelowna, UBC’s Okanagan Campus
Monday, October 3, 2016 | 12:00pm, Room UNC 106
Liz Magor is one of Canada’s most important contemporary sculptors. Her technical virtuosity allows her to create an almost unparalleled level of verisimilitude, raising questions and unease about the difference between real and fake. . Magor was born in Winnipeg in 1948; soon after, her family moved to Vancouver. She studied at the University of British Columbia, Parsons School of Design and the Vancouver School of Art. In the early 1980s, Magor moved to Toronto, and by 1988 she had exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney, the Venice Biennale and Documenta. Magor is winner of the Audain Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize and has exhibited nationally and internationally. (Canadian Art)
Monday, October 17, 2016 | 12:00pm, Room UNC 106
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (b. 1977, Seattle) is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and designer who explores the resonance of genetic cultural memory through the mystical and the mundane. The child of two prolific creators, he developed his practice under the tutelage of his parents, Curtis R. Barnes and Royal Alley-Barnes. He is part of the Black Constellation, a collective that also includes Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and Nep Sidhu. Alley-Barnes has exhibited sculpture and films in numerous traditional and new-media-based settings. He has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the creation of seminal cultural spaces in Seattle, including the influential mixed-use space pun(c)tuation, among others. Alley-Barnes lives and works in Seattle.
Monday, November 14, 2016 | 12:00pm, Room UNC 106
Carol Sawyer is a visual artist and singer who works with photography, installation, video, performance, and improvised music. Since the early 1990’s her visual art work has been concerned with the connections between photography and fiction, performance, memory, and history. She graduated with Honours in photography from Emily Carr College of Art (now Emily Carr University), and completed a Masters degree in interdisciplinary art practices at Simon Fraser University, both in Vancouver BC.