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Friday 13 March 2015

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UNIVERSAL REMOTE
Donna Akrey

ARTIST TALK
Saturday 14 March at 1PM
DROP IN MAKING SESSION until 3PM

Universal Remote will continue to grow and evolve over the duration of the exhibition. Artist Donna Akrey will be working in the space creating new parts for the installation. Join in on some of the making any time between 12NN and 4PM, on the next three Saturdays.

Built to engage the public and encourage collaboration, this installation asks the viewers to take the controls and to consider, from a closer perspective, the movement of the landscape (be it urban, suburban, industrial, abstract) and their hand in it—even if imaginary. It also revels in the chaos, beauty and possibilities of the spaces we live in.

Photo by NAC Co-Op Students Kathryna Cuizon & Beth Taylor


SMALL FEATS
Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara
SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday 11 April 2015 at NAC
Doors at 8:00PM – VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

Over two hundred works of original art! Photography, painting, assemblage, printing!

ALL ART 1 SQUARE FOOT – ALL ONLY $200
Support Niagara Artists! Support the Niagara Artists Centre!
$5 TO GET IN ON THE PARTY! 

*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions
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PSYCHOS & ALICES
A series of collages by Clelia Scala
On display until Friday 20 March 2015

Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

 
The collages in this series are translations of Victorian artist John Tenniel’s illustrations for the 1865 edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. My collages illustrate Canadian poet Steve McCaffery’s Alice in Plunderland (BookThug 2015), a recreation of Carroll’s children’s book. McCaffery’s Plunderland transforms Wonderland’s familiar characters into a sketchy band of addicts and street hustlers, their songs and hijinks mired in drugged-out absurdity. To turn wonder into plunder, I incorporated into Tenniel’s woodcuts elements from Gustave Doré’s Victorian illustrations for Paradise Lost and The Divine Comedy, 19th-century Punch and Puckcartoons, old scientific illustrations, ads from 1950s Saturday Evening Posts, Krazy Katcartoons and many other sources.

    – Clelia Scala


BORDER BLUR READING SERIES
Formerly The Grey Borders Reading Series
Thursday 19 March 2015 at NAC

Book Launch + Reading
Alice in Plunderland by Steve McCaffery / collages by NAC Member Clelia Scala
Readings by Karen Mac Cormack and Steve McCaffery

It is March, and our borders have transcended into a new era! This event will be the first (official) event for the Border Blur Reading Series! Come on out and celebrate some genre breaking literature!

We will be celebrating the launch of Steve McCaffery’s new book “Alice in Plunderland,” published by the enigmatic BookThug!

About the book:
“It’s been 150 years since Alice first entered Wonderland in Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic book. My, how times have changed! Now, from the multi-award-winning poet and scholar Steve McCaffery comes Alice in Plunderland, a reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books that will forever change the way readers negotiate Wonderland and its menagerie of characters.”

Accompanying McCaffery’s plunderful reworking of the Alice story are Clelia Scala’s translated collages: translations of Victorian artist John Tenniel’s illustrations for the 1865 edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Steve McCaffery, poet, critic, editor, performance artist, member of the Four Horsemen sound poetry ensemble and a professor of English at York University, is the author of over a dozen influential books of poetry, twenty chapbooks and four volumes of critical writing. His works include CARNIVAL panels 1 and 2, Panopticon, The Black Debt, North of Intention and Rational Geomancy: Kids of the Book-Machine (with bpNichol). With Jed Rasula, McCaffery edited Imagining Language, an anthology for MIT Press. He lives in Buffalo.

We will also feature the wonderful poet Karen Mac Cormack! Karen Mac Cormack, born in Luanshya, Zambia, is a long-time resident of Toronto and holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. Mac Cormack has published seven books of poetry including Straw Cupid (1987), Quirks & Quillets (1991), Marine Show (1995), The Tongue Moves Talk (1997) and A Robin Hood Book (1996). Her most recent publication is Fit to Print (2003), a collaboration with poet Alan Halsey. This collaboration pursues meaning using the newspaper as a format, fusing an interest in mass culture and an innovative writing practice.