In conjuction with Mayworks Windsor 2013
May 4 to June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday May 4, 1 – 4pm
AGW Performance: Alana Bartol May 11, 3pm
SB Contemporary Art is pleased to present a two person exhibition titled, In Uniform featuring the work of artists Alana Bartol and Arturo Herrera. This exhibition coincides with a city wide initiative, Mayworks Windsor; focused on issues concerning labour, arts, and community. Current aspects of both artists practices are highlighted – notions of identity, costume, the “hats we wear” and how this relates to what we do, or how we come to define ourselves through the different “uniforms” we assume comes into play.
In both of the artists work there is a focus on transformation, and perception. Herrera invites the viewer to assume a different role, through his recent body of photographic work titled, Makeshift Identities; while Bartol in her performative work involving the Ghillie Suit, allows one to consider adapting, camouflaging or the possibility of becoming one with our natural surroundings. Or, has this environment become so foreign to us that we are completely out of place?
Bartol holds a MFA in Sculpture from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (2008) and a BFA from the University of Windsor (2004). She has an extensive artistic practice that is both national and international in reputation. Recent exhibitions include, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON and Ship in the Woods, Del Mar, CA. Bartol currently practices and resides here in Windsor, ON.
Herrera received a BFA from the University of Windsor (2012) and holds a Photography degree from the New York School of Photography (2006).Herrera’s work has been shown in festivals across North America; at the Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012, CONTACT Photography 2011, Winnetka Chicago Modernism Show, 2005. Arturo Herrera was born in Honduras, Central America and he has lived in the United States and Canada, he currently lives in Windsor, Ontario.
Wrap Up: @ 4pm
SB Contemporary Art is pleased to present a one day collaborative community art event titled, We’re Working On It featuring artists Elaine Carr, Susan Gold/Smith, Mike Marcon, Mary Ann Mulhern, Thomas Provost and A.G. Smith.
We’re Working On It is a collaborative project involving artists of different disciplines and the community. The public is invited to join in, view and participate throughout the day – the artists are writing, drawing, mapping, thinking and discussing within the context of our region; living on the edge of the Detroit River, Lakes Erie and St. Clair.
Drop in on Saturday May 11, between 10am and 5pm, with a wrap up conversation at 4 pm.
Elaine Carr is an artist who lives in the Great Lakes Basin and is interested in how we articulate our story in the land at the edge of waters. Recent work include the Land Narrative, Finding Place and the Water Narratives.
Susan Gold / Smith is a Windsor based artist with current projects, “Decorating the End of the World” and “OBSERVATIONES IN”, Western University, MacIntosh Gallery in London, Ontario and “MAYWORKS : MAILART” in the one ten park windows in Windsor.
Mike Marcon is currently completing his MFA at the University of Windsor, School for Arts and Creative Innovation. His work is currently centred on the exploration of landscape as a privileged space. Recent public projects include, The Border Bookmobile Public Archive and Reading Room, AGW, and a solo exhibition, Inland Empires, Artcite Inc. (2012).
Mary Ann Mulhern is a Windsor teacher and poet. Her first book of poetry, “The Red Dress’, has had several printings. Both Touch the Dead and When angels Weep were shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award. Her most recent books are Sleeping with Satan, Salem Witch-hunt 1692, and Brides in Black, a sequel to the Red Dress.
Thomas Provost is an architectural theorist working at the interstices of geology, globalisation, and deep time.
A.G. Smith is an artist living and working in Windsor and Nobel, Ontario. He is currently working on the Material Culture project.
Much of the work featured in these exhibitions are available for purchase, if you would like more information about these events or the artists please contact Sarah Beveridge at 519-819-0536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you!
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12noon to 5pm; Saturday 12noon to 4pm