October Openings: On the Subject of Ghosts: Ed Pien and Cindy Mochizuki & Transforming through Art: Paparella Art Program opens Oct. 10, 7- 9:30pm

October Exhibition Openings
Thursday October 10th  7:00-9:30 pm
Hamilton Artists Inc.

October Openings at
Hamilton Artists Inc.
and Reminder:
OAC Grant Writing Info Session
October 11

ON THE SUBJECT OF GHOSTS

Cindy Mochizuki and Ed Pien

Curated by Irene Loughlin

October 10 – November 7, 2013

Reception: Thursday, October 10th, 2013.  7:00-9:30pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at  2:00 pm

The new media installations of Cindy Mochizuki and Ed Pien reference the emotive trace of past inhabitants in relation to social and material geographies which haunt our collective ideological present. “What constitutes the ghosts in these works, and who constructs this presence of ‘another’ other? How do we define ourselves in relation to the ghost?” Ed Pien suggests that a ghostly presence forces us into a fearful confrontation with ourselves. The human tendency to destroy what it does not understand becomes useless when confronted with ghosts. As a result, we must engage in new possibilities of communication with both ourselves and the unknown.  Pien’s installation Revel is at once a poetic and meaningful response to the experience of working with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the UK as they explored past experiences and future aspirations related to concepts of home. Mochizuki’s work Yokai and Other Spirits invites us into a conversation constructed through a confluence of new media, anime, sculpture and drawing. The materiality of hauntology present in the work emphasizes a destabilized negotiation between past and present, heightened by the liminal space of diasporic adolescence, and phantasmagoric representations of home. Pien’s and Mochizuki’s work contain references to the circular past which ‘haunts’ both the present and future image, where, as Pien states, “As any experience is structured like a network of traces that return to something other than itself… the present traces, as it is being traced. We are haunted by the previous and always arriving at the present image.”

Irene Loughlin, Curator

Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist who works across several different disciplines including drawing, animation, multi-media, and performance. Her works deal with the subject of history and memory and works through the place of both the documentary and the imagined.  Her short films have been screened in Holland, Korea, Toronto, Los Angeles and Montreal. She holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University. Ed Pien has exhibited work at the Draing Centre; the V&A, London; The Goethe Institute, Berlin; AGO, Toronto; Musée des Beaux Rrts and Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Songzhuang Art Centre, Beijing; and the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.  He recently participated in the Sydney Biennale and “Oh Canada,” at MASS MoCA. This fall Pien will be presenting a new installation at the Moscow Biennale.

Irene Loughlin is an artist and an independent curator.  She is the author of numerous essays, articles, and conference proceedings on the subjects of sculpture/installation, social practice, video/performance and disability theory in relation to contemporary art.

Hamilton Artists Inc. would like to thank the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and LIFT for their partnership and assistance with this project. 

Cannon St. Gallery


 

Transforming Through Art:

Paparella Art Program

Community Group Exhibition in the James St. North Gallery

October 10 – November 7, 2013

Reception: Thursday, October 10th, 2013.  7:00-9:30pm
The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries – Paparella Innovative Art Program provides adults with developmental disabilities a creative space to gain a sense of self-awareness and life meaning.  The program encourages individuals to create independently with a variety of sensory-stimulating materials.  Motivational art projects are geared towards each individual’s level of cognitive and physical ability. For many of the artists, the creative process serves as an alternative means of communication. This year, in partnership with Autism Innovation and Airborne Films, participants of the art program engaged in a quilt project.  One of the finished quilts is displayed in the exhibit.  For further information regarding the program, visit: www.lawsonministries.org

James St. Gallery


Reminder:

Ontario Arts Council

Grant Information Session for

Visual Arts, Craft, and Media Arts

Friday, October 11, 2013

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Hamilton Artists Inc.

155 James St North

If you would like to know about:
whether you are eligible for grants
the grant application process, deadlines, support material
how to draft clear, concise grant applications
how grant decisions are made
how juries are selected

Please join Mark Haslam, Media Arts Officer & Lisa Wöhrle, Associate Visual Arts and Craft Officer

This event is presented in collaboration with Hamilton Artists Inc., Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, The Factory Media Centre, Immigrant Culture and Art Association, and James North Studio. ALL WELCOME!

Please consider RSVP-ing for this event (it will help us gauge the appropriate amount of seating needed to accommodate all attendees)

This information session will be conducted in English only.



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