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trap\door: Artists Talk
March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm MDTFree
Artists Talk: Gary Uchikura and Leila Armstrong
Friday, March 29 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Casa Meeting Room, Casa
230 – 8th Street South, Lethbridge, T1J 5H2
email@example.com | 403.327.2272
The Trap\door artist-run centre and the Gallery at Casa are excited to announce a new season of Artists Talk, starting with GARY UCHIKURA and LEILA ARMSTRONG
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Presentations begin at 7:15. A social will follow until 10:00 pm. There will be a cash bar.
GARY UCHIKURA is an undergraduate student in Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge. He works in numerous media, including painting, performance and ceramics. He will be discussing how his background in agricultural sciences and his upbringing influence his artist practice. He will present past projects and his current investigations of wheel-thrown ceramic vessels. Gary presented work in Trap\door’s recent members’ exhibition, Dispersions.
LEILA ARMSTRONG has an M.A. in Media Studies from Concordia University and is currently doing a PhD in Evolution and Behaviour at the University of Lethbridge. She works both independently and in collaboration with other artists such as Chai Duncan (in 12 Point Buck) and Darcy Logan, Maria Madacky, and Rick Gillis (in M.E.D.I.U.M.). Her solo exhibition “Coyote,” addressed the intersection of wildlife with rural, suburban, and urban spaces. This led to an interest in traditional natural history methodologies and their intersection with drawing and printmaking. She is undertaking a residency in clay handbuilding at Casa with the goal of making 100 clay skunks for an upcoming exhibition at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre (August-September 2019). In this artist talk Armstrong will give an overview of her practice to date.
Artists Talk is a presentation series and social event organized by Trap\door artist-run centre and supported by the Gallery at Casa.
Held bi-monthly, each event will consist of two or three short presentations by local artists. They will introduce their practice, consider important themes in their work, and open a conversation about contemporary art in Lethbridge. The presentations will be followed by drinks, music, and a chance to socialize.
Artists Talk is an opportunity for the presenters to share their ideas with a critical and supportive group of peers. For the audience, it’s a chance to see what motivates contemporary art practice Lethbridge and to discuss issues raised by the presentations in a casual, social setting. It’ll be fun.