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Open Studio with Taryn Sheppard

Saturday, August 22, 1PM

Taryn Sheppard

Taryn Sheppard will be presenting a live artist talk online, over Zoom. To register, please visit, https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoduGvrz0sE9RnZzibl3ERfEA9Txe0Sai7

Taryn Sheppard is a Vancouver-based artist and architect. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Master in Architecture, ‘10) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (Bachelor of Fine Arts, ‘05). She is a co-founder of Woodford Sheppard Architecture based in her home province of Newfoundland & Labrador, who have completed numerous award winning projects in the coastal Atlantic region and have been published in international magazines including Dezeen and The Globe and Mail Arts. Taryn has contributed critical writing on the built environment to a variety of publications including Canadian Architect, Riddle Fence Arts Journal and The Scope Arts Magazine. She has been a guest lecturer at a variety of conferences and universities and an advising member on a variety of boards and associations in Canada, including the Canada Council For the Arts, the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Architects and the City of St. John’s Heritage Advisory Board.

Taryn is currently establishing her studio practice in Vancouver with a research focus on architecture and digital culture, and is conducting research in digital fabrication with the Material Matters Research Centre at ECUAD.

In earlier work, Taryn has explored the notion of meaning within architecture from psychological, political, and material perspectives. During this residency, Taryn’s research will focus on how buildings are a tool of capitalism - a means of generating wealth through real estate, in an exploitative system. Her work will explore a building’s role as a form of capital, and how this disconcerting truth is manifested in the experience of our built environment. Taryn will be using digital-to-analog processes to create work that raises questions about our perception of space in the contemporary metropolis.

Taryn is the second annual winner of Griffin Art Projects’ and Emily Carr University’s annual Studio Residency Award.

Open Studio with Lindsay McIntyre

Saturday, August 29th, 1 PM

Lindsay McIntyre

Lindsay McIntyre will be presenting a live artist talk online, over Zoom. To register, please visit, https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqfu2prz0uEtUO1y1Sv6kLafycvefNYGhn

Lindsay McIntyre is a film artist with an MFA in Film Production from Concordia and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Alberta. She applies her interest in analogue technologies, film chemistry and structure to make award-winning short 16mm films and expanded cinema performances. Her works are often process-based and involve documentary and experimental techniques. Interested simultaneously in the apparatus of cinema, portraiture, representation and personal histories, she bridges gaps in collective experience and remains dedicated to integrating theory and practice, form and content. Her current research involves the autoethnographical exploration of intergenerational trauma and the grandmother effect as a biological survival mechanism and also the ways and means of Indigenizing institutions. Internationally, she has contributed a body of knowledge to the practice of silver gelatin emulsion making and coating for motion picture film and teaches this and other celluloid-based practices wherever anyone will listen, aiming to make analogue filmmaking accessible. She was honoured with the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2017) and was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for Excellence in Media Arts by the Canada Council (2013). She is Assistant Professor of Film + Screen Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on unceded Coast Salish territories and is of Inuit and settler Scottish descent.

“I will be working on three related film projects during the residency. The first film is a portrait in the form of an animated short film about my late uncle Kiviaq. A Life in Pins and Buttons (working title) will be created with a series of in-camera sequences and macro stop motion animation. Using Kiviaq’s vast personal collection, which also includes film and audio recordings, I will construct a record, a document, an archive of his storied life, both the dominant narratives and the erased histories. Although many of my film works are actually portraits, the second film is something I’ve been avoiding for a long time. A portrait of my past self. Like A Life in Pins and Buttons, I will be digging through endless documentation, re-documenting, re-organizing and re-animating the detritus of a life. How do I treat and understand the archive differently, when it is Kiviaq’s versus mine? The third film is the continuation of the production on an experimental animated short film for the opening of INUA, the inaugural exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre in November. The piece’s themes center around exclusionary practices and how we welcome outsiders into our community as well as the spirit of the land and our connection to it. It’s layered animation that transcends analogue and digital boundaries several times.” - Lindsay McIntyre

Lindsay is Griffin Art Projects’ second annual North Shore Studio Art Residency Award recipient, selected from an open call that invites applications from artists living in the Districts of North and West Vancouver, and the City of North Vancouver.

Speak to Me: Curator and Artist Vignettes

Speak to Me: Curator and Artist Vignettes: including interviews and time at home with curators and artists from our recent and upcoming projects, this series begins with guest curator, Lorenzo Fusi’s The Sodomite Invasion, to consider the world-shaping/making event of epidemics and how artists have spoken back to its social and political logics. We will also be developing interviews with guest curator, David MacWilliam, on his upcoming project on the collection of Garry Neill Kennedy, NOW BULLETIN, as well as posts with Jillian Ross, Master Printer for David Krut Projects and specializing in the work of William Kentridge, Katherine Ylitalo, curator of MONSOON and Karen Tam, artist and curator for an upcoming 2021 exhibition.

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Conversations on Collecting: At Home with Collectors

Conversations on Collecting: At Home with Collectors: this series will bring us into dialogue with contemporary collectors, to discuss the works they are living with as we go through this period of self-isolation at home. We consider which works speak uniquely now, works that resonate over time and contemplation and how the relationship with collecting and collections impacts how we live, and are in dialogue with art works during this unprecedented time. Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society Vancouver. Stay tuned on our Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter and this website.

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Affective Transmissions

Griffin Art Projects has been surveying the social, emotional and political themes of pandemic culture through sharing content emerging from our current exhibition, The Sodomite Invasion. Through this exhibition and related archival materials related to Jimmy DeSana and Marlon T. Riggs’ oeuvre, we will continue to explore the worldshaping impact of pandemics through our series, Affective Transmissions, based on the in the transdisciplinary nature of this enquiry. Theorist Lisa Blackman suggests that affect may govern our responses, across political, embodied and collective experience. Over the forthcoming weeks, Affective Transmissions will continue to explore this subject and open the exhibition on-screen and online, through these gestures.

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Reading Room: Griffin Online Publication Embodied Practices Series

Reading Room: Griffin Online Publication Embodied Practices Series: addressing our current and recent exhibitions, The Sodomite Invasion, MONSOON and Person/ne, these online publications will provide documentation and curatorial reflection on our recent projects. Each incorporates an embodied view of the world and of art practices, as a lens through which to consider experience.

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