SSNAP 2019/20!

I am thrilled and honoured to have had my work selected for the third biennial, Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) finalists exhibition. Considering the sheer number of submissions the jury (cheyanne turions, Sandra Meigs, and David Balzer) reviewed, I am also extremely humbled.

The SSNAP finalists works will be unveiled at the opening gala on Sept. 21, and the award winners will be announced on Oct. 21.

In good company at G44

My work Gesture of Homage is in complimenting colour company at Gallery 44 in the/our annual members’ exhibition – 365 – the member-run exhibition that brings together an incredible collection of work created by Gallery 44 members in the past year.

The exhibition runs from Friday, July 12, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019.

[clockwise from top left] Janne Reuss, Veiled Memories, 2018, Richelle Forsey, Gesture of Homage, 2019, and Danielle Goshay, True Love Café (Table of Opposites), 2019.

Salon 44 at Gallery 44

These 2 pieces (L: Fluctuations Stilled, R: Perpetual Transmutation) from my artifacts series will be in Gallery 44‘s annual fundraising exhibition Salon 44 happening March 7 – 16, 2019. Salon 44 is co-chaired by Maegan Broadhurst and Patricia Ritacca and brings together a collection of over 100 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike!

There will be an opening reception on March 8, 2019, from 6 to 10 PM.

See you there!

Works destined for Salon 44 at Gallery 44
Works destined for Salon 44 at Gallery 44 (L: Fluctuations Stilled, R: Perpetual Transmutation)

Transmission @ Zavitz Gallery

This week only! Transmission, the exhibition of works and ideas realized during the exchange/residency by myself, Abby Gutzman Nowakowski, and Michelle Ouellet at HFK Bremen, Germany, will be in Zavitz Gallery, at the University of Guelph from Sept 24-28, 2018.

We will be hosting an official reception on Wed. Sept. 26, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. If you are in Guelph, drop by and see us!WEMIGHTBEOUTSIDERS

Crepuscule @ 10C and Laurier

I am pleased, and late to announce that two exhibitions I co-curated, and designed with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) happen(ed) this month!

Douglas R. Ewart – Crepuscule, a mixed media installation at Laurier’s Robert Langen Art Gallery, opened on August 27, and runs to October 5. And as part of the Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium, Crepuscule @10C, with performances by Douglas R. Ewart, vocalist Rita Warford and Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet)  happened Sept 13-16,  at Ten Carden in Guelph, Ontario! It was a busy month!

Douglas R. Ewart was the IICSI’s Improviser-in-Residence in 2016, and held the community improvisation event, Crepuscule in Guelph’s Arboretum, as the pinnacle of his residency. The Crepuscule exhibitions and events this month, were a showcase of his DIY instruments and sonic tops he also made during his residency (he was a busy guy!) Both exhibitions also feature(d) photographs I took at Crepuscule, and used the display devices I made (with the help of my Dad, Mike Forsey), for the DIY instruments and sonic tops.

Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo – Crepuscule.

Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo of Sonic Tops - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo of Sonic Tops – Crepuscule.

Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo - Crepuscule.
Robert Langen Art Gallery installation photo – Crepuscule.

Douglas R. Ewart performing at Laurier
Douglas R. Ewart performing at Laurier.

Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.

Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.
Crepuscule @10C in Guelph during the Guelph Jazz Festival.