UNSETTLING the HORIZON - May 14, 15, 10 am - 12 pm, 3 - 4 pm
A Master Class for Artistic Practitioners wishing to help UN/make Colonial Perspectives Towards Land
This ZOOM workshop will lead participants through a series of sensory and writing activities to build a more personal visual vocabulary that recognizes the deep ecologies of where one lives and the interdependence one has with other humans and more than human-beings within shared environments. In between morning exercises and afternoon group critiques, participants will have the opportunity to play with different strategies to reconfigure existing landscapes that carry forward the myths of unoccupied land and endless wilderness.
*Note: Out of respect for the ecological realities of the earth and the nature of this workshop, Price requests artists work with existing drawings and paintings as their starting point. An additionaly material list will be supplied once participants are registered.
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Propeller Art Gallery: UNMADE
June 26 — July 14, 2019
Curator's Talk: July 14, 2 — 4 pm
Click here for Curatorial Essay
UNMADE is a curated exhibition of forty works from thirty-five artists that examines “unmaking as a creative act” for an exhibition @ Propeller Art Gallery. As part of a self-reflexive journey that considers what it means to consume, make and curate in a moment of deep ecological crisis, I conceptualized UNMADE, an exhibition ‘hailing’[i] artists to move outside of colonial capitalist systems that encourage mass production and therefore the mass destruction of environments that sustain us.
Image: Mutate, Joseph Muscat (Colour Photograph, 16" x 20")
Propeller Art Gallery
A Day of Undoing Workshop
Join Jill Price for an exploratory day of unmaking on Saturday, May 4th from 10 - 2 pm. After a short powerpoint presentation on Undoing as Activism, join Price in considering your roles as a maker and consumer in times of ecological crisis. Encouraging observation, reflection and imagination, participants will engage in a series of unmaking exercises that will help them come more in relation to objects, the land and humans. Participants are encouraged to bring one or two small objects or art works to "unmake" through different artistic methods. Artists are encouraged to bring any tools that might assist in the dismantling of those objects (scissors, Exacto knife, paint, brush, fabric, drawing materials, a pair of protective gloves, and a camera / cell phone.
Plus Art Fair, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
June 7 – 10, 2018
PLUS Art Festival (PLUS AF) is a national exhibition and celebration of Canadian artists who have a Master of Fine Arts degree. Hosted at the Gladstone Hotel from June 7 – 10, 2018, the festival celebrates the next generation of artists with rigorous risk-taking artistic practices across a broad range of disciplines including Drawing/Painting, Sculpture/Installation, Performance, Photography, Textile/Fiber, Film/Video and Printmaking. PLUS will encompass newly commissioned artworks, a group exhibition, programming series and film screenings. PLUS AF advances edgy, overlooked and under represented emerging artists producing contemporary art in Canada.
Maclaren Art Centre: Two Legacies: Tanya Cunnington & Jill Price
December 1, 2018 to February 24, 2019
Curator: Emily McKibbon
Artist Talk by Jill Price: Friday, January 11, 12:15 to 1 pm
Two Legacies brings together recent works on paper by regional artists Tanya Cunnington and Jill Price. While their artworks differ in many fundamental ways, both are engaged in an exploration of what Emily Dickinson describes as the two legacies of love: the joy of attachment and the pain of separation.
Jill Price’s project, Lineage, is a material exploration of artifacts inherited by the artist from her grandmother. Using hand-knitted blankets as drawing devices, this Barrie artist methodically traces each stitch in a meditative process akin to the creation of the original covers. The works are abstract, fragile and reflective of the incomplete and ephemeral nature of memory itself. By contrast, Rama artist Tanya Cunnington’s series Cal.endar responds to her experience of becoming a mother and returning to the Orillia area. Working in her late father-in-law’s studio, the work reflects what we inherit, what we leave behind and how we create in the interstices between.
Jill Price would like to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council for Exhibition Assistance funding.