All events are free and open to all.
Sunday, November 29, 2020, 1PM
Join Griffin’s current artist-in-residence, Kelly Lycan, for an artist talk live over zoom to learn more about what she has been up to throughout her time at Griffin Art Projects!
Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist who resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Lycan’s work investigates the way objects and images are placed and displayed in the world and the cycle of value they experience. She employs photography and sculpture in order to engage them beyond medium specificity. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the US, Europe and the Middle East. Lycan also collaborated from 2005-2015 with the artist collective Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective who have exhibited extensively.
Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIld-6oqDwvGtP8kMhmjPX3NG9NMZ9Z_BSX
Sunday, December 6, 1PM
Join guest-curator David MacWilliam in conversation with internationally renowned artists Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler.
Currently dividing their time between Austin, Texas and Berlin, Germany, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler have been working collaboratively in film, photography and sculpture since 1990. They began collaborating as artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and later completed graduate degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In April 2017, they were each awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in recognition of their outstanding achievements to art and culture by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 2017 they represented Switzerland in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial in the exhibition “Women of Venice”, curated by Philipp Kaiser. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on place and cinema and is “propelled by the artists’ fascination with the open circuits of social life, memory, and history that sit just outside the frame of moving images.”1 Hubbard / Birchler’s work is held in numerous public collections internationally and their exhibition history includes venues such as the 48th and 57th Venice Biennial; Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA; Tate Museum Liverpool; Kunstmuseum Basel; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, to name a few.
Hubbard grew up in Australia and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as the graduate sculpture program at Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Birchler grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. Currently, Hubbard and Birchler are faculty members at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Birchler is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin and Hubbard holds the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. 1 Jordan Amirkani, „Sound Speed Marker at the Blaffer Art Museum“, in: Daily Serving: An International Publication for Contemporary Art, 10. Juni 2015. Image Caption: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler on the filmset of Flora ,Berlin Photo: Haley Austin
Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvde6orTgjG9wM2k2d8sjk76-DqCCu6BHj
Sunday, December 13, 1–2PM
Eighteen Drawings is the latest release from micro-publisher As We Try & Sleep Press, edited by Kegan McFadden.
This new artist book of recent drawings by Garry Neill Kennedy is published in a limited edition to celebrate the artist’s 85th birthday. The book reproduces both sides of these drawings in full scale, capturing the movement and gusto with which they are created.
McFadden states: “Working, once again, with Garry Neill Kennedy is an honour and pleasure. When I saw these experimental drawings I envisioned a print edition and so I am extremely pleased to be publishing this artist book by one of Canada’s most important conceptual artists.”
A special online discussion and book launch with McFadden and David MacWilliam will take place live over Zoom on December 13th. Copies of the book can be purhased from the gallery.
As We Try & Sleep Press is grateful to Garry Neill Kennedy and Cathy Busby, as well as Lynda Gammon who helped with layout and design, Rachel Topham Photography for such attention to detail, and to Lisa Baldissera of Griffin Art Projects and David McWilliam who curated NOW BULLETIN for their interest and enthusiasm in this project.
Online Discussion Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RhwV6dhuT4–VhOyRBS28A
October 3 – December 13, 2020
Available in the Gallery on Saturdays throughout the exhibition, starting October 3rd, 2020.
Hey Kids! Have you ever received a postcard, greeting card or hand-written letter delivered directly to your home the old-fashioned way? Receiving a special note in the mail can be a delightful experience. Why not spread the joy?! Griffin Art Projects is inviting you to make some snail mail to brighten someone’s day. Here’s how it works: Our hands-on creative Snail Mail kits will be available for pickup at the gallery every Saturday from 12 – 5pm from October 3rd to December 13, 2020. Each kit contains everything needed to create a snazzy one-of-a kind card: fancy paper, stickers, colored pencils, markers and more! Once you get back home, get to work creating your masterpiece: Draw a picture, share a story or write about an awesome idea on your card. Once complete, stick it in the envelope and send it back to Griffin. We will be delivering it to a local community centre where it will bring cheer and comfort to someone in need.
Our Snail Mail kits are brought to you in conjunction with Now Bulletin: Artworks, Letters and Printed Matter from the Garry Neill Kennedy Collection 1968 - 2019 an exhibition that explores the collection and works of eminent Vancouver artist and former NSCAD president, Garry Neill Kennedy. Featuring artworks, postcards, letters, drawings, prints, photographs and more, Kennedy’s collection captures a constellation of events, histories and relationships embodied in objects and ephemera traded between and gifted by friends, artists and colleagues throughout Kennedy’s time at NSCAD.