Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Doug Dirks from CBC Radio’s Homestretch. We had a chance to discuss the inspiration behind ÖDE.
Calgary – you can still catch the exhibition at The Military Museums.
It’s finally upon us! Waiter’s Hourglass will be on display starting tomorrow night at The Art Gallery of Windsor as part of The Sandwich Project. The exhibition considers the ways in which food is a metaphor for economic consciousness. Through the themes of food sustainability, consumerism, and consumption, the exhibition considers the effects of food on a community, a culture’s economic growth, and the overall well-being of the body.
Oh, and did I mention I will be showing alongside Andy Warhol?!
June 1 – September 30, 2018.
The opening reception will take place June 1st, at 7pm.
Also, June 2nd at 1pm I will be participating in a panel. Other panelists include Elizabeth Buset, Dr. Adam Lauder, and Dr. Robert Nelson. We will be reflecting on how we depict food, theorize food, and engage with food in a material fashion. I will be sharing an excerpt from my novel Currency.
I was delighted to receive word that Waiter’s Hourglass will be featured in the upcoming issue of Room Magazine. Room is Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal showcasing fiction, poetry, reviews, art work, interviews and profiles about the female experience.
Waiter’s Hourglass, as you can imagine, was inspired by my years of working in the service industry. According to the last census Canada has more artists than auto workers. Many of us seek work as servers and bartenders to subsidize our practices and provide us with flexibility. While a waitress I was often engaged in menial tasks, watching the hours drain away, wishing I was instead in my studio doing work for myself. Waiter’s Hourglass is an ode to this experience, illustrated by the materials of the trade – two ketchup bottles.
Waiter’s Hourglass was also part of the Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition – Uncooperative at Forest City Gallery. This year addressing the theme of ‘exhaustion,’ Uncooperative speaks to creative workers’ systematic exhaustion and the realization that we are collectively bound up in the same pressures to perform based on the unrealistic, counter-productive expectations of fast-food economics: quick, effective, more.
The Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine recommended our show and featured an interview with us by Craig R. Palmer.
The Edmonton Examiner‘s Doug Johnson discussed the show’s uncanny juggling act between performance art and installation.
Getting to know the local art communities was great, and it won’t be long before we’re back.
The Queen St. West B.I.A., in association with MuchFACT and Much, is presenting its sixth annual all-night exhibition of art and music by Canadian independent artists. Out of Site 2014 features six Nuit Blanche independent projects curated by Earl Miller, which consider the theme of humour in public art.