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Queen's University

Winter 2014 - Visiting Artists

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Public Artist Lecture

2:30 pm Thursday, January 9, 2014

Room 301 B Stirling Hall, 64 Bader Lane, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to welcome Hannah Claus as the fourth guest speaker of its 2013 - 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The Montreal based installation artist will present a public lecture on her art practice at 2:30 pm on January 9, 2014 in room 301 B Stirling Hall. All are welcome to attend the lecture and admission is free.

Utilizing her Euro-Canadian and Mohawk ancestries as a point of departure, Hannah Claus creates ephemeral installations that provoke subtle shifts in perception to amplify personal, social and cultural associations. Her work-process driven practice centers on accumulation and has come to focus on the signification of time. Integrating references to elements of water, stone and sky, she seeks out patterns and their repetitions to question the role and nature of memory and communication.

Hannah Claus’s installations have been exhibited throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Chile and Mexico. Recent exhibitions of her work include: Territoires partagées, Centre Vaste et vague, Carleton-sur-mer, Québec, PQ (2013); On the Trail of the Iroquois, Berlin, Germany (2013); Biennale de lin du Port-Neuf, Deschambault-Grondines, Québec, PQ (2013); New work, Musée de la civilisation, Québec, PQ (2013); Origins, Woodlands Cultural Centre, Ohsweken, ON (2013);
(In) Tangible Presence, Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York, Oswego, NY (2012); and Changing Hands 3: Art Without Reservations, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY (2012). Her work is held in a number of collections including the Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Contemporary Art Collection, the NONAM Museum (Zurich, Switzerland), and the Canada Council Art Bank. She is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga) in Eastern Ontario.

In tandem with her visit to Queens, Claus’s exhibition Cloudscape will be on view at Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre (MFARC) from January 11 to February 22, 2014. Be sure to meet the artist at the exhibition reception at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 11, at 21A Queen Street, Kingston, ON. Thank you to MFARC for collaboration on this artist visit. 

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Fall 2013 - Visiting Artists

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Public Artist Lecture 2:45 pm

November 14, 2013

Chernoff Auditorium, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to welcome Z’OTZ* Collective artists Nahum Flores and Ilyana Martinez as speakers in their 2013-2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The artists will give a visual presentation on their practice on November 14 at 2:45 in Chernoff Auditorium. All are welcome to attend the lecture and admission is free.

The Toronto based group Z’OTZ* Collective, comprised of Nahum Flores, Erik Jerezano and Ilyana Martinez, draw on their Latin American roots to thematically examine the immigrant experiences of displacement, transition and transformation. Their collaborative multi-media artworks incorporate drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and site–specific drawing installations that delve into the space of magic realism. Their imagery verges on the folkloric, worlds inhabited by charmed beasts and mystical hybrids that enchant the viewer; the menageries of sweetly perplexing creatures that they create are reminiscent of early centaurs, manticores and chimeras and other mythological hybrids that we humans have conjured and which inhabit our fables and our imaginations.

Be sure to check out the Z’otz* Collective’s artwork in person. Currently at Union Gallery at Queens, Please join the artists at their drawing and sculpture exhibition which is on display until November 15 at the Union Gallery. Join the artists at their closing reception Friday 15 , from 5-7 pm in the exhibition, Memorable Paths of Fly.. Thank you to the Union Gallery for collaborating on this artist visit. Without their support, this guest lecture would not be possible.

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Public Artist Lecture

2:45 pm Thursday, October 24, 2013

Room 217, Dupuis Hall. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to welcome Guy Langevin, the second guest speaker in the 2013- 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The Quebec based artist will present a public lecture on his art practice at 2:45 pm October 24, 2013 in room 217, Dupuis Hall. All are welcome to attend the lecture and admission is free. 

Guy Langevin has a printmaking practice that began in 1977. He has won numerous awards in printmaking and lithography processes. In his lithographs, mezzotints, digital prints and drawings he has come to focus the lens of his practice on the human body. At the fulcrum of his art and its subject matter is the human condition which he metaphorically explores through the female body.

Langevin has taught courses in printmaking and lectured extensively, sharing his knowledge of these masterly techniques globally. He has exhibited his artwork extensively in biennials and print festivals in numerous countries. This year he has exhibited in several exhibitions including: International Mezzotint Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia; 9th Biennale Internationale de Gravure de Liège, Belgium; 8th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada; « A Tribute to José Guadalupe Posada » Hermilia Dominguez Museum, Mexico. Langevin also taught a printmaking and lithography course at the AKDT, (Summer Academy) of Libramont, Belgium and received an award for « originality and breaking the boundaries of classical technique » at International mezzotint Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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The Fine Art Program (Visual Art) at Queen’s University is very pleased to welcome FASTWÜRMS as the first guest speakers of their 2013- 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The Toronto/Creemore-based multidisciplinary artists presented a public lecture on their art practice at 2:45 pm October 10, 2013 in Chernoff Auditorium.

FASTWÜRMS is the trademark and joint authorship of Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse whose artwork ‘melds high and popular cultures, bent identity politics, social exchange and a Witch positive DIY cinematic sensibility.’ Represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Gallery, FASTWÜRMS has been actively producing and disseminating work for an impressive thirty years.

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