period of adjustment / an exhibition by Carrie Perreault / Opening Reception Friday 10 May 2019 7PM

period of adjustment
an exhibition
by Carrie Perreault

NAC’s Show Room Gallery
Opening Reception Friday 10 May 2019 7PM-10PM
On display until Saturday 17 August 2019

Presented as part of NAC’s Homecoming Series.

Working primarily in sculpture and performance, Carrie Perreault balances resistance and restraint in onerous actions that recount long-term precarity. In making her work, she expends great effort to achieve minimal results. This isn’t about labour; she prioritizes process to reflect on systems of abuse and their connection to emotional and psychological experiences. Through gestural, often repetitive acts and narratives that resist closure, she alludes to complex trauma and its residual effects. By exploring, in a visceral way, failures, vulnerabilities, and the limits of her body, Perreault makes viewers keenly aware of their own.

Carrie Perreault is an artist based in Toronto and New York. Her work has been included in exhibitions and projects at Idea Exchange, Cambridge Galleries, curated by Iga Janik (2019); Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick, curated by Hazel Meyer and Lucy Pawlak, Toronto (2018); Hamilton Biennale (2017); Strange Beauty, Tangled Arts +Disability Festival, Toronto (2015); Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2014). Perreault has been awarded residencies at Open Studio (Toronto), The Banff Centre and Taipei Artist Village.

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IMAGE DESCRIPTION: There is an image at the top of the page. It is a close up photograph of a woman that’s cropped around her mouth. Her left hand is up against her lips and inside her slightly open mouth she is holding a dental flossing pick. The woman’s skin is white/ pink and the background is a soft blue.

This exhibition is partially accessible. There is ramp access at the entrance of the Niagara Artists Centre. The gallery is on the ground floor along with three non-gendered bathrooms, one of which is accessible. There will be an audio description of the exhibition available. If you have specific accommodation requests please get in touch with natasha@nac.org

 

XCAVATE: A vision in four gauges / Sat 16 March 2019

XCAVATE
A vision in four gauges

Workshop Presentation
Saturday 16 March 2019
Doors at 8:30PM / Event at 9:00PM
Niagara Artists Centre / Show Room Gallery

Featuring work by Matt Caldwell, Jennifer Judson, Katie Mazi, Lauren Mucciarone, Caleb Shaver, Evan Wallace, Connor Wilkes.

Long live the machines! Inspired by the languishing expanse of half-functioning analog media gear in NAC’s basement, rogue auteur Jonathan Culp and sonic outlaw Marinko Jareb go ‘digging’ with seven local artists.

For one night only – Saturday March 16 at 9pm, we present the result of this four week workshop: a projection performance crafted from film, slides and sound – media relics found, bought and sought, sliced, diced, slashed, gashed, and looped together into something exciting and new.

Come help us unearth these buried treasures.

Bar by Mahtay Café.

HOWLS / Kelly Kirkham / Plate Glass Gallery

HOWLS
Kelly Kirkham
Plate Glass Gallery at NAC
February 2019-April 2019

Howls were engineered in the year 2030 with the genes from owl, horse, macaw and shark to subsist on all types of waste plastics. The earth was experiencing a plastics crisis, and this was one of the solutions. Things went well for a while, as howls were docile herd animals.  They could survive in most climates, and were quite abundant near cities and manufacturing centres. However, around 2050 the Howls (also prolific breeders) developed a genetic mutation in their gut bacteria, that along with their highly acidic saliva soon led to them eating all sorts of other materials. Worldwide damage to city infrastructures and vehicles followed, leading to a massive cull of free roaming Howls, with only a few thousand left in zoos.

The last howl died in the San Diego Zoo in 2104.

– Kelly Kirkham

 

Check out more of Kelly’s work here