Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Employment opportunity with Gallery 1C03

Gallery 1C03 is now accepting applications for a Collections Management & Curatorial Research Intern. This is a full-time term position funded with the support of Canadian Heritage through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. 
In order to qualify for and apply for the position, please consult the YCW website.

Application deadline:
Friday, May 9, 2014

Start Date:
May 20, 2014

End Date:
mid- to late-August of 2014

Rate of pay:
$15.14/hour, 35 hours per week


Overview:
Gallery 1C03 is the campus art gallery for The University of Winnipeg. Our mission is to engage diverse communities through the development and presentation of contemporary and historical art exhibitions and related programming initiatives. The Gallery is also responsible for the development, preservation, and presentation of the University's art collection of nearly 1,200 works by Canadian creators. 
 
Job Description:
Gallery 1C03 seeks to hire a Collections Management and Curatorial Research Intern to carry out work in several areas.

Collections Management: Working under the supervision of Gallery 1C03’s Director/Curator, the Intern will conduct an inventory of a portion of the University art collection and carry out on-campus artwork loan requests. Through this process the intern will help the Director/Curator identify and prioritize selected pieces for conservation treatment as the University’s budget allows and facilitate the presentation of artworks on campus. The Intern will also accession new titles into the Gallery’s library database of contemporary and historical art publications, and participate in the distribution of the Gallery’s publications to other institutions to make them available to researchers.

Curatorial Research: The Intern will conduct research on selected artworks in the collection identified by the Director/Curator in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition.

Gallery Attendant /Education/Communication: The Intern will serve as an attendant for several afternoons during the presentation of a collection exhibition in the Gallery, welcoming visitors and providing information about the exhibition. S/he will also carry out art education programming/tours related to the exhibition upon request. Finally, the Intern may be asked to promote Gallery programming via social media.

This position offers the candidate the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training and work experience in a professional environment. It is subject to approval of funding from Young Canada Works.


Qualifications:

Education: Upper level undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts, Art History, or Cultural Studies student intending to return to studies full time in the fall of 2014.
Experience: Experience working with collections and/or information management systems and databases would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Experience in use of word-processing applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with database programs such as Filemaker Pro and software such as Adobe Photoshop Light Room would be an asset.
Communication, Research, and Organizational Skills: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong research skills, superior organizational skills, and possess a strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy, as well as the ability to set goals and work independently.
Physical Ability:  The candidate must be able to negotiate stairs and be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

Young Canada Works (YCW) Eligibility: Students must be registered with YCW prior to being interviewed and all candidates selected must be approved by YCW to confirm their eligibility in advance of them being offered a position. Consult their website for further information.

Contact Gallery 1C03 Director/Curator and University Art Curator Jennifer Gibson for more information. Telephone (204)786-9253.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Patrick Mahon: Water Structures book launch at McNally




Gallery 1C03 is pleased to partner with McNally Robinson Booksellers to launch the publication Patrick Mahon - Water Structures: Printed Sculptural Works, 2012-2014. The launch will take place at the McNally Robinson Grant Park location in Winnipeg (1120 Grant Avenue) in their Atrium on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. It will include a discussion about Mahon's work between the artist and Robert Enright.

Water Structures considers recent work produced by Mahon which was featured in three recent exhibitions at Gallery 1C03, Robert Langen Gallery, and McMaster Museum of Art. For more information about the book, the artist, and the contributors to the volume please visit Gallery 1C03's website.



Thursday, February 20, 2014

MY MONUMENT featuring cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe & Paul Robles





Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg proudly presents

MY MONUMENT
featuring cam bush, steven leyden cochrane, roewan crowe, and paul robles

March 6 – April 5, 2014

Reception: Thursday, March 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Remarks by Winnipeg Arts Council Executive Director Carol Phillips and University of Winnipeg Associate Dean of Arts Fiona Green at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Ghost Launch performance with Chandra Mayor: March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in front of 478 River Avenue

The Book is Happening with Roewan Crowe: March 20, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Conversation with the artists: March 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg


MY MONUMENT is a multimedia exhibition featuring artistic exchanges among artists cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe, and Paul Robles using Crowe’s new book Quivering Land as a point of connection to explore monuments and vanished feminist/queer/alternative cultural sites. The double-sited exhibit will be shown in Gallery 1C03 (1st floor, Centennial Hall) and in the Hamilton Galleria (4th floor mezzanine, Centennial Hall in the Library), both at The University of Winnipeg.

Quivering Land is a queerish Western long poem that engages with politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West. Robles creates intricately cut origami paper images in response to this narrative, while Crowe produces text-based works that have been altered irrevocably by the brutality of the gun. Together the artists fashion a collaborative sculpture which further elucidates shared experiences of loss and the desire to create space for reflection and memory.

MY MONUMENT includes the participatory website Ghost Launch which maps vanished feminist/queer/alternative bookstores and solicits stories, images, and experiences of these bookstores through a public call for submissions. Evidence of this interactive and intergenerational shared space will take the form of multimedia installations by Steven Leyden Cochrane in Gallery 1C03 and by cam bush in the Hamilton Galleria. All four MY MONUMENT artists will join with Chandra Mayor in front of the former site of Bold Print – The Women’s Bookstore on 478 River Avenue on March 15 in an event titled Ghost Launch to reanimate that location with public readings and the launch of a chapbook. Similarly, for The Book is Happening, Crowe will deliver a durational public reading of Quivering Land in the queer space of Gallery 1C03 on March 20.


Artist biographies:

cam bush is a (re)emerging, Winnipeg-based intermedia artist who holds a BFA (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. His work frequently investigates locality, human relationships, and language and communication, and has been exhibited in galleries, festivals and alternative exhibition spaces across Canada.

Steven Leyden Cochrane is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, and educator. He holds a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in studio art from the University of Windsor. Originally from Tampa, Florida, he is currently based in Winnipeg.

Roewan Crowe is a trans-disciplinary artist, theorist, and teacher living in Winnipeg who explores the rich terrain of video, photography, installation, performance, digital and new media technologies, theory, text, and activism. She investigates the transformational possibilities that open up through artistic and pedagogical practices. She has a particular passion for queer/trans/feminist art, creating community, and facilitating initiatives in cultural democracy.

Born in the Philippines, Paul Robles is a Canadian artist based in Winnipeg. Recognized for his intricate origami cut paper works, Robles combines the delicacy associated with fine and traditional handwork with the portrayal of subjects such as violence, loneliness and intimacy. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Gold Medal) from University of Manitoba School of Art and Bachelor of Arts degree (Sociology) from The University of Winnipeg.

Chandra Mayor is the current Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence at The University of Winnipeg. The author of three books of poetry and fiction, she has received numerous awards for her writing, including a Lambda Literary Award. She has performed her work in venues and festivals across the country.


MY MONUMENT has been made possible thanks to funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council and with support from the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies and The University of Winnipeg.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Patrick Mahon artist talk now on-line


Photo: Ernest Mayer

There are only a few days left to see Gallery 1C03's current exhibition Patrick Mahon: WATER MEMORY TABLE. It's an elegant exhibition with a fabulous site-specific work related to the layered history of the Red River. 

Meanwhile, if you missed Patrick's artist talk, which covers works he created over the last 20 years, you can watch it from the comfort of your computer right here...enjoy!



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ghost Launch: Call for Submissions





The past twenty years have seen the near-complete disappearance of feminist- and queer-oriented bookstores in Canada, echoing the broader decline of independent, brick-and-mortar booksellers across North America. Ghost Launch is an online project that seeks to remember and reanimate these once-vital nexuses of community and culture.

Produced in conjunction with MY MONUMENT, the forthcoming exhibition at The University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 by cam bush, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Roewan Crowe, and Paul Robles, Ghost Launch is conceived of as an unstructured archive and “living monument.” The website will serve as a space to remember and reflect on vanished bookstores and as a platform for the virtual “launch” of works that continue to be made in their absence.

Ghost Launch is currently seeking submissions of personal accounts, historical ephemera, writing, and art that record, remember, or respond to feminist and queer bookstores that no longer exist.

Submissions may include (but are not restricted to) the following:



  • Written and oral histories, personal recollections, and reflections

  • Photographs taken at now-closed bookstores or bookstore events

  • Ephemera and documents (newspaper clippings, event flyers, handbills, buttons, stickers, etc.)

  • Artwork, poetry, and writing that reflects on or relates to a particular bookstore or to vanished bookstores generally



Ghost Launch welcomes submissions from those who might never have set foot in a feminist/queer bookstore (or even had the chance to). Responses to the absence of such spaces are strongly encouraged, as are fictional or fictionalized accounts and documents.

Submissions may consist of text, images, video or audio files, or links to hosted media (YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) and can be uploaded using the online form at Ghost Launch. Submissions may also be emailed as attachments or file-sharing links to ghostlaunch@gmail.com. Please indicate if you would prefer to have your submission published anonymously. Audio files can only be accepted via email at this time. Electronic submissions only.

Throughout the year, the website will also feature a variety of projects by feminist- and queer-identified artists, writers, performers, and activists. If you have a work (a book, zine, chapbook, play, performance, visual art, etc.) to “launch,” please contact Ghost Launch.

Deadline for submissions: March 6, 2014.

The production of Ghost Launch is made possible thanks to funding from the Winnipeg Arts Council and with support from Gallery 1C03 and the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Winnipeg.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Patrick Mahon: WATER MEMORY TABLE


Patrick Mahon, Water Memory Table Study, 2013, ink on balsawood, 15" x 22".


 Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg proudly presents its next exhibition:

Patrick Mahon
WATER MEMORY TABLE
January 16 – February 15, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, January 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03

Artist talk: Friday, January 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg

Artist workshop “Weather Structures: Printed Sculptures, Environmental Traces”: Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Martha Street Studio

In this solo exhibition, former Winnipegger Patrick Mahon creates printed sculptural installations that reference the human connection to shifting environmental conditions through an investigation of built structures. Forms based on images of water towers and on pictures of built supports used in invasive practices such as coal mining interplay in abstract arrangements where structures and flows comingle. A series entitled Water & Tower Allegory involves printed sculptures that extend Mahon’s longstanding commitment to intersections between art and design, decoration and expression, and the singular with the multiple. In a work made especially for Gallery 1C03, Water Memory Table, historical maps and written records that refer to the flooding of the Red River combine to produce a permeable structure that evokes a layered history of people and water in the Southern Manitoba region.

Patrick Mahon is an artist, writer, and teacher/academic; he was Chair of Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario from 2000 - 2010. He has a BFA from the University of Manitoba School of Art and a MFA from the University of British Columbia. His work as a visual artist includes print-based projects that engage with historical and contemporary aspects of printmaking. It also involves responding to gallery and museum collections as well as establishing community-based art initiatives, including several regarding the environment. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. In Canada he has shown at Museum London, The Hamilton Art Gallery, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery, to name a few. Internationally his work has been presented at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China in 2005 and in Barth├Ęte (Toulouse), France in 2011. Mahon’s collaborative SSHRC project on the theme of water, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, began in 2010 and included a residency at the Banff Centre in 2013. As an individual artist he was in residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and at La Maison Patrimoniale Barth├Ęte in France, both in 2011. He lives in London, Ontario.

Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays..

Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.