Artist Talk with UBCO BFA Grad: Angela Gmeinweser
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About the Event
The Vernon Public Art Gallery is excited to announce that we will be hosting artist talks for three of the UBCO Visual Arts 4th Year grad students! Due to Covid-19, their year-end graduation exhibition "Any Moment" is accessible virtually and we are offering a virtual artist talk to compliment the exhibition.
Join us on May 26th @6-8pm, to hear from Angela Gmeinweser
Artist Statement: While living in Toulouse, France, on an exchange last year, I was often overwhelmed by the amount of information in the streets and places I visited. The “Gilets Jaunes” protests were taking place near my apartment and the streets were animated by shoppers, protesters, sounds of tear gas, and music. It was sometimes hard to make sense of these situations as a cultural outsider. The experience made me reflect on what I noticed and why, and question the meaning I assigned to what I observed. In my current practice I continue to be interested in questioning the relationship between people and spaces.
In my paintings I explore a combination of recognizable and abstracted forms while my sculptures combine found objects or audio within architectural spaces. I often transfer the same idea between painting and sculpture to better understand the possibilities held within a space. My most recent work, Chamber, references my travels through France with a friend from the Appalachian region of the United States. She would sing songs she learned in her childhood in resonant spaces we happened upon. The sculpture combines shapes of Gothic architecture and the British/Appalachian song, “Pretty Saro”, to create an experience of disparate elements converging and completing each other.
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Meeting ID: 839 5134 6734