Media Release Z’OTZ* Collective
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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