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110 E Hastings St (at Columbia), Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1N4
Join us for the Eastside Culture Crawl, featuring Trevor Van den Eijnden in the gallery and particpating studio artists.
river deep / mountain high is a short duration installation of recent studio and residency works by Trevor Van den Eijnden. The installation will include video, print-based, and sculptural works covering a range of materials and interests thematically linked to an ongoing practice informed by the Anthropocene and futures studies. Focused primarily on light and colour, the exhibit will feature the NASA nebula video work Naumachiae as well as The Papers, which re-contextualizes small bits of popular music as Anthropocene related expressions, such as the installation title river deep / mountain high. The works are playful, sombre, and reminders of the sublime times and places we live in—both beautiful, and horrifying.
PARTICIPATING STUDIO ARTISTS
RoseAnne Archibald is an Inniniwuk (Cree) multi-disciplinary artist. Her life in politics was ground-breaking for women and youth. She was the first woman and youngest elected Chief (New Post/Taykwa Tagamou), Deputy Grand Chief (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) and Tribal Council Chair/Grand Chief (Mushkegowuk Council). After a trailblazing 20-year career in political leadership, she retired to focus on her art practices. Since 2004, she has produced and directed eleven short films and one music video with a number of screenings in North America. Her films are distributed by Vtape in Toronto and Vivo Media Arts in Vancouver. She is currently 1/3 way through a mixed media series called “Headdress: Appropriation by the Appropriated.”
Audie Murray is a multi-disciplinary Métis artist currently based out of Vancouver. She has completed a visual arts diploma at Camosun College in 2016 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts through the University of Regina in 2017. Working with themes of contemporary Indigenous culture and ideas of connectivity and duality, she believes that the concept and energy of the piece informs its materiality and form. Audie has shown her works at various galleries on Turtle Island including Open Space, Art Mür, and the Mackenzie Art Gallery.
Marta Ribas (b. 1992 Barcelona, Spain) moved to Vancouver in the fall of 2016. She has been working as a graphic designer for more than four years, and ever since she moved to Canada her creative practice started to drift towards contemporary art. Canada’s vast landscape provided space, not only geographically, but also creatively to expand her artistic oeuvre. Although her work is primarily abstract, her main inspiration comes from tangible experiences with the west coast’s ocean and mountains.
Charlotte Spafford is an abstract mixed-media artist born in London, England and based in Vancouver, Canada. Her work evokes a collection of precious things, embodying whimsy, lightness, and the spirit of assembly. Using her unique visual language, Charlotte creates and organizes art objects — inviting the viewer to interact with and participate in her collection. Using forms derived from natural objects she finds in her travels, Charlotte approaches her work with a sense of curiosity. Her work is deeply rooted in making, and aims to fully embrace a diverse range of media to its fullest extent.
Trevor Van den Eijnden is a Vancouver based artist. He received two simultaneous undergraduate degrees (BA and BFA) in 2005 and recently completed a Masters of Applied Art from Emily Carr University. He has a design-oriented practice working in a variety of media and subject matter focused on the Anthropocene such as solastalgia, climate change and hyperobjects. He crafts mythologies of distant futures and pasts in formats such as photography and the photographic, light and shadow, text and mixed-media. His practice makes and speaks as salves and soothes for dark subject matter.
For Jessica Waddell, fashion and clothing have been her art form since the first time her mom let her pick out her own clothing. Growing up shopping in thrift stores fostered her ability to think outside the box when it came to personal expression. It’s also where she started her journey as a builder. Jessica attended The Fashion Institute in Calgary before moving to Vancouver to attend Capilano University’s Costume for Stage and Screen program. Since graduating from Capilano, she has joined the IATSE 891 as a reserve member. Her intention is to work and learn from the Film & Theatre industry while maintaining private contracts for design, custom building, and stitching. She is happiest when she is making and creating. Jessica’s experience in the wardrobe craft is concentrated in stitching but she has a sophisticated understanding and involvement with corsetry, costume cutting, dyeing, mask making, and breakdown.