STUDENT EXHIBITION 2012
April 26 – May 11, 2012
Opening Receptions: Thursday April 26th
7-8pm at the Yukon School of Visual Arts
8-9pm at the ODD Gallery
The Dawson City Arts Society, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, and Yukon College are pleased to announce the fifth YEAR-END STUDENT EXHIBITION for the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) 2011‑12 Foundation Year Program. The public is invited to an exhibition of three projects organized by SOVA faculty members Meg Walker, Charles Stankievech and Veronica Verkley.
In the ODD Gallery: OVER THE WIRE
Lize Mogel is the eighth OVER THE WIRE artist to work with the students at Yukon SOVA in a series that pairs a world-class artist with students in Charles Stankievech’s 4D course. Particularly chosen for her political engagement with the environment through the tools of art, Lize is well known for her counter-cartography strategies of mapping. She is conducting a project where the students map migratory and moving elements through and around the Dawson City region. Special guests participating in the project include David Neufeld, Parks Canada Historian; Jeff Hamm, Senior Planner for the Dawson Regional Planning Commission; Angie Joseph Rear, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in elder; and Linda Johnson, former Director of the Yukon Archives and author of the seminal book Kandik Map. The project will take on a variety of forms in the ODD Gallery.
In the Yukon SOVA Gallery: HIVE
An exhibition featuring student projects done in faculty member Veronica Verkley’s 2D and 3D Studio courses. The work spans a wildly diverse array of media and concepts, including investigations in animation, painting, printmaking, 3D exquisite corpse projects, textiles, works on paper, and kinetics. The exhibition encompasses work from all 17 students produced throughout the school year.
On the web: ARTIAC ARREST!
Giant sandwiches, streetside rampages by Caravaggio, exquisite corpses and intricate mechanics are only some of the wide range of art works the SOVA students discuss in their year-end writing project for Meg Walker’s English class. Artiac Arrest! will stop you in your tracks and grab your eyelashes until you give in and stay for a while. A blog that offers rare one-on-one interviews between 17 fresh-thinking, passionate art makers. (website TBA)