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Reconcile: Kaitlyn Jenna Dunsmore @ the fifty fifty arts collective May 24 2019
Fri. May 24th 2019 - Sat. June 15th 2019 @ the fifty fifty arts collective 2516 Douglas Street
Free (All Ages) *Please Note* Gallery viewing by appointment is welcome and encouraged. We are run and kept open entirely by the effort of volunteer labor. If you know exactly when you are going to come by the exhibition space and want to ensure we will be open, please send us an email or facebook message before visiting the gallery so we can confirm that we will have someone there to meet you.
Opening: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Kaitlyn Jenna Dunsmore is a Scottish visual artist, based in Victoria, B.C, Canada. She Holds a First Class Honours Degree in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland and an MFA from the University of Victoria. She is an interdisciplinary artist, but primarily works within the realms of experiential installation. Her recent work critiques the role of social construction within schools of thought, language and perception. She was honoured to receive the Barnes-Graham Trust award (2015) and be a finalist for both the Suttie Art Award and the ENGIE E&P UK Ltd Scholarship. As an emerging artist, her work has been exhibited both across the UK and internationally, in locations such as Generator Projects (Dundee, Scotland), SWG3(Glasgow, Scotland), Ku-Ku-Kulubi (Tallinn, Estonia), The Menada (Macedonia) and the Audain Gallery (Victoria, Canada). Currently she is a teaching at the University of Victoria.
Reconcile develops out of an exploration of the constraints and allowances afforded by physical and virtual space. This body of work deconstructs and softens the ‘definite’ allowing at points for elements of the physical to slip into latency, while the ephemeral materialises. The installation consists of both physical and anamorphic manifestations, which exist in flux and reconcile through the movement of the viewer.
the fifty fifty arts collective is comprised of individuals living and working on unceded and occupied First Nations Territories, specifically the lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ, Sc'ianew and T'Souke First Nations.
The programming space itself is situated on Songhees and Esquimalt Territory but engages with individuals and communities across Turtle Island.
As a collective we endeavour to deepen our own understandings of how we are implicated in the history and in the present ongoing project of settler colonialism. As members of the fifty fifty arts collective we continually responsibilize ourselves to the complex kind of space that is the fifty fifty which hosts and facilitates the dissemination of the ideas and work of others.
The entrance to the fifty fifty arts collective is wheelchair accessible, however the door is not automatic and we have no washrooms on site. A more comprehensive statement regarding our accessibility is in progress, specific questions or requests regarding accessibility can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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