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January 24, 2018— Visiting Artists Programpresents: Rick Leong

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Rick Leong

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Rick Leong is a Victoria-based artist that uses the language of landscape to explore hybridity between disparate experiences of space and place. Drawn from observation and influenced by historical Chinese art forms, Rick’s work investigates the interconnectedness of the land and the subjectivity of human experience. Rick obtained his MFA from Concordia University (Montreal, 2007), and his thesis work was acquired by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 2008, he was a finalist in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Painting Competition, touring to the National Gallery of Canada, the Power Plant (Toronto) and the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). In addition to having participated in many group exhibitions at various Canadian and international spaces, Rick has exhibited solo at Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George), Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the McClure Gallery (Montreal)

January 31, 2018— Visiting Artists Program Presents: Ufuk Gueray

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Ufuk Gueray

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Ufuk Ali Gueray (b. Herrenberg, Germany) has lived in Germany, Canada and Scotland. He holds a BFA in Studio Art and French Studies from Concordia University, and an MFA in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. In 2014, he received an Honourable Mention in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. He recently participated in the Manitoba Arts Council’s Deep Bay Artists’ Residency in Riding Mountain National Park. His work has been featured in exhibitions in Canada, Germany, and the UK, as well as in national publications including Border Crossings and the Winnipeg Free Press. He has received grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and gratefully acknowledges support from these funding bodies. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he teaches at the University of Manitoba School of Art.

February 21, 2018— Visiting Artists Program Presents: Mary Anne Barkhouse

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Mary Anne Barkhouse

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Mary Anne Barkhouse’s artistic practice is deeply engaged with environmental and Indigenous issues, and evokes the influence of empire on the many human and animal inhabitants of the land we now call Canada.Barkhouse was born in Vancouver and belongs to the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation. An established artist and sculptor, she is a descendant of a long line of internationally recognized Northwest Coast artists that includes Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin, and Charlie James.Galleries that have showcased her work include the Ottawa Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Peterborough; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Art Gallery of Sudbury; Gallery Stratford; and the Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, New York. Her public art installations can be found in parks and university campuses across Ontario and her work is in the collections of many prestigious institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver; Art Gallery of Guelph; Banff Centre for the Arts; and the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.Barkhouse is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and is currently based in Minden, Ontario.

Free and open to the public.

March 07, 2018— Visiting Artists Program Presents: Cassils (Live Performance)

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Cassils

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Room A150, Visual Arts BuildingPERFORMANCE:Becoming an Image
Cassils is a Canadian artist living in LA, who is listed by the Huffington Post as “one of ten transgender artists changing the landscape of contemporary art.” Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Featuring a series of bodies transformed by strict physical training regimes, Cassils’ artworks offer shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle, and survival. Cassils juxtaposes the immediacy, urgency and ephemerality of live performance against constructed acts for camera. Bashing through binaries, Cassils performs transgender not as a crossing from one sex to another but rather as a continual process of becoming, a form of embodiment that works in a space of indeterminacy, spasm and slipperiness. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male aesthetics, Cassils forges a series of powerfully trained bodies for different performantive purposes. It is with sweat, blood and sinew that Cassils constructs a visual critique around ideologies and histories.Recent solo exhibitions include Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts; School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Bemis Center, Omaha; MU Eindhoven, Netherlands; Trinty Square Video, Toronto; and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York. Cassils’ work has been featured in New York Times, Boston Globe, Artfourm, Wired, The Guardian, TDR, Performance Research, Art Journal, and Vogue Brazil and was the subject of the monograph Cassils published by MU Eindhoven in 2015.
CASSILS visit is in collaboration with:The Legacy Gallery, Open Space and Camosun College.

Free and open to the public.

March 08, 2018— Visiting Artist Series: Cassils (Artist Talk)

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Cassils

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Thursday, March 8, 7:30pmOpen Space, 510 Fort St, 2nd floor: Artist Talk
Note that the artist talk takes place on Thursday at Open Space, located in downtown Victoria.

Free and open to the public.