Sunday, August 26, 2018

Ovoid Felts August 2018


A new series of Ovoid Felts spanning August 2017-2018, exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair August 2018 with Fazakas Gallery booth along with Carlos Colin, the Supper Club(Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker), Maria Hupfield, Mark Preston and Moy Sutherland. Thanks to LaTiesha Fazakas for inviting us, I had a really productive and fun experience!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

JINGLES AND SOUNDS FOR SPEAKING TO OUR GRANDMOTHERS

CHARLENE VICKERS AND MARIA HUPFIELD | JINGLES AND SOUNDS FOR SPEAKING TO OUR GRANDMOTHERS-SEATTLE ART FAIR 2018
Presented with Fazakas Gallery
This new performance with monumental jingles builds on Vickers and Hupfield’s collaborations with hand sewn cardboard megaphones. Inspired by the work of the ground breaking Anishinaabekwe artist Rebecca Belmore, whose work Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother (92-95) featured a large megaphone for people to speak into, the duo seek to both honor their forbears while expanding their investigations into the megaphone as an object to speak to history, to landscape, and the socio-political conditions that draw people together and apart. The lightweight cardboard and paper object becomes an activated prosthetic that speaks to jingles worn in Anishinaabe women’s jingle dress dancing.

Friday, July 20, 2018

CHARLENE VICKERS BIO 2018

Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Charlene is the recipient of the VIVA Award in 2018, and most recently exhibitions include An Assembly of Shapes , Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada, I continue to shape, Art Museum, U of T, Toronto, Canada, Speaking From Hands and Earth, SFU Galleries, Burnaby, Canada. International group exhibitions include: Connective Tissue: New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM (2017), From The Belly of The Beast at Grace Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. (2017), If We Never Met, Pataka Art Museum, Porirua, New Zealand (2016), and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2016) She graduated Emily Carr University of Art and Design (94) Simon Fraser University in Critical Studies of the Arts (98), MFA (2013).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spring and Summer news

Super exciting times happening folks! If you had not already heard the news, in May I was honored to receive the VIVA AWARD! Thank you Shadbolt Foundation and the VIVA Committee! I had a really great time on the big night. Thanks to all who came out to bench and hang a while. We will have to get together again sometime soon.
Coming this summer, I will be happily working with Maria Hupfield at the Seattle Art Fair, where we will be performing with a large scale Megaphone/ Jingle Cone. Big as in 10 ft tall! We will be performing with the Sonic Jingle Cone August 2-5th.
Thursday, August 2 | 7:00 PM Friday, August 3 | 6:00 PM Saturday, August 4 | 12:30 PM Sunday, August 5 | 12:30 PM
The work will then travel east to Toronto, where I will perform the Sonic Jingle Cone at the Art Museum at The University of Toronto for the group exhibition I Continue to Shape
Plus on the theme of Shaping out work I have my paintings up at Oakville Galleries in An Assembly Of Shapes. The line up in this show is pretty darn spectacular! Really looking forward to it! This show runs into September, so if you are going to Toronto, please take a visit out to Oakville and see the show!