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Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, installation documentation at Interstitial (Seattle), 2016

Rage Wave
Sam Vernon

Exhibition Dates: January 12 – February 10, 2018
Opening Reception: January 12, 6 to 8 PM

Rage Wave is an ambitious, site-specific installation that marks Sam Vernon’s Canadian premiere. Bringing together various materials, including images, photocopies and original drawings and prints, the project makes visible a powerful commentary on questions of postcoloniality, and racial, sexual and historic memory. This project also extends Vernon’s continued interest in personal narratives and identity.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:
Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. She uses installation and performance to honor the past while revising historical memory. Vernon has most recently exhibited with Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Seattle Art Museum, Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine, Farmington, MoCADA, or the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn.


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Madelyne Beckles, still from Woman is a Form of Feminism, digital video (3:48), 2016

Arrangements
Madelyne Beckles

Exhibition Dates: January 12 – March 17, 2018
Opening Reception: January 12, 6 to 8 PM

(Vitrines)

Consumption, shame, and guilt are recurring themes in Madelyne Beckles’ work. Using photo-based imagery and readymade objects, she attempts to deconstruct these ideas using a critical race and feminist framework. Building on these links between the personal and the collective, Arrangements explores contexts of consumerism through methods of retail display and the interiority of object fetishism.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:
Madelyne Beckles is an artist from Toronto, currently based in Montreal. Her work centres on the performativity of narcissism and self-deprecation. Consumption, overt-sexuality, shame, and guilt are recurring themes that she attempts to deconstruct using a critical race feminist framework through the use of her body, readymade objects and imagery.


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Sam Vernon, Rage Wave, installation documentation at Interstitial (Seattle), 2016

Gallery 44 is open Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 5PM | Free admission
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography is a charitable, non-profit, artist-run centre committed to supporting multi-faceted approaches to photography and lens-based media. Founded in 1979 to establish a supportive environment for the development of artistic practice, Gallery 44’s mandate is to provide a context for meaningful reflection and dialogue on contemporary photography.

Gallery 44 is committed to programs that reflect the continuously changing definition of photography by presenting a wide range of practices that engage timely and critical explorations of the medium. Through exhibitions, public engagement, education programs and production facilities our objective is to explore the artistic, cultural, historic, social and political implications of the image in our ever-expanding visual world.

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