“Antebody”

Connie Michele Morey, Sarah Cowan,
& Diana Buri Weymar

This exhibition opens on Friday, June 9th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk: Sunday, June 25th, 3 PM.
Exhibition runs through Sunday, June 25th, 2017.

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Connie Michele Morey

Antebody engages the ante-act of placing the body at the forefront, both by working with bodily gestural processes of felting, embroidery and paper cutting, and by conceptually exploring the questions of what it means to negotiate the body—materialities which are not entirely ours to control, our anti-bodies, bodies which tire without us willing them so, which become ill, which are colonised by the other, inhabit others and are continually mutated, imagined and re-imagined.” — Morey, Cowan, Weymar

 

Artist Bios:
Connie Michele Morey is an artist, writer, curator and teacher whose work negotiates the politics of marginalization—those normative social practices that relegate particular groups to the peripheries. Her current studio practice includes the permeable genres of installation, sculpture, contemporary craft, performance, artist’s books, and critical-creative writing. She received her BFA (Visual Arts) from the University of Lethbridge in 1995, and a M.Ed and PhD from the University of Victoria. She is currently an active studio member at arc.hive, a new artist-run-centre in Victoria. She has exhibited and presented locally and nationally, as well as in England, Portugal, and Malaysia; her writing has been published in exhibition catalogues, as well as academic, art, and creative writing journals.

Connie Michele Morey


Sarah Cowan

Sarah Cowan is an artist living and working in Victoria, BC. She graduated from the Vancouver Island School of Art in 2011 and worked as the student curator for the Slide Room Gallery until 2014. She has been involved in several artist-run galleries and studio spaces around Victoria and has exhibited her work in Victoria and Nelson, BC. She facilitated a weekly art drop-in class at V.I.S.A., which ran for two years, and volunteered at ‘Our Place’ as a facilitator in providing a space for the homeless to create art. In 2016 she attended the NES Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland. Sarah Cowan continues to make art from her studio in her home.

Sarah Cowan


Diana Buri Weymar

Diana Buri Weymar is based in Princeton, NJ, and Victoria, BC. She was most recently the Textile Arts Center January Work-in-Progress Resident in Manhattan. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Arts Council of Princeton where she created ‘Interwoven Stories’, a textile-based art activism project which has been exhibited in the US and Canada. She was the Chism Fellow at The University of Puget Sound for their version of ‘Interwoven Stories’. Fall 2017–18 she will partner with three organizations in Nantucket, MA, to create a version of ‘Interwoven Stories’. She was a Build Peace Artist in Cyprus and Zurich. This summer she will be part of group shows at Xchanges Gallery and The Martin Bachelor Gallery in Victoria. She has exhibited and her work is collected in Canada and the United States. She is currently curating a third show in Princeton at the NRG Energy Headquarters. Diana Buri Weymar has studied at Vancouver Island School of Art and is a graduate of Princeton University.

Diana Buri Weymar

 

 


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