The ARTS Project presents:
Between Us and You
February 21 – March 10, 2018
Wednesday February 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
Between Us and You is an extension of the current installation Between Us by Sandra De Salvo and Angie Quick in the front studio at The ARTS Project. Between Us and You is an investigation into dialogue and identity. The works in this exhibit explore the themes of confession, desire, intimacy and identity in a variety of medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, and video.
Participating artists are Megan Arnold, Ronnie Clarke, Tyler Durbano, Davita Guslits, Kevin Heslop, Victoria Parker, Karalyn Reuben, Gabriella Solti, and Brody Weaver.
(Featured work: “Struggles of Both Identities” by Karalyn Reuben)
Megan Arnold is a visual artist, musician, performer, and prom queen living and working in London, Ontario.
Ronnie Clarke is an emerging Canadian artist based between Waterloo, London and Toronto, Ontario. Clarke’s work blends elements of choreography, dance, movement, collaboration, video and installation. She is interested in how language manifests, becomes translated and is mediated in the digital age. She explores the poetics of digital spaces; using movement she investigates how technology plays a role in our interactions with others. She earned her BFA at Western University in London, Ontario.
Tyler Durbano is an artist and cultural worker. His practice uses strategies such as sculpture and performance to explore ideas of identity, queerness and denormalization. He holds a BA from Acadia University, a BFA from NSCAD University, and is currently an MFA candidate at Western University in London, Ontario.
Davita Guslits works in music, video, drawing, painting, and, most recently, in the art of educating/being educated by tiny children. She is working on musical releases by two of her bands, Never Betters and Foam, in between working for money at her various jobs and working for love at her studio on the third floor of The Arts Project. Her current thematic obsessions include romance, (mis)communication, sensation and dissociation. She hopes to work through the heartbreak in these subject matter and continue on to explore the more positive aspects. If she doesn’t get bored first.
Kevin Heslop is a student of poetry and theatre. His work won recent Poetry London and Occasus Literary Journal prizes. As an actor, he has appeared as Creon, Katherine Minola, and Jay Gatsby (forthcoming). Kevin is also The /temz/ Review’s resident interviewer, editor-in-chief of the London Arts Loop, and organizer of London Open Mic Poetry.
Victoria Parker is an artist based in London, Ontario. Her most recent exhibitions include Paradise in Mind at the Weldon Library at Western University (2017). She was recently shortlisted for Contemporary Visions 8 at BEERS London, (UK). Victoria is a musician and plays under different pseudonyms from time to time. Her latest project is titled Deepest Wisdom. She is currently doing her Masters in Music Education at Western Ontario.
Karalyn Reuben is an Urban Cree-Ojibwa German-British Artist, born in London Ontario. She currently lives in Toronto Ontario and is studying at the Ontario College of Art and Design University studying Indigenous Visual Culture. She previously attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax Nova Scotia where she specialized in printmaking and graduated with a BFA Interdisciplinary in 2013. After growing up white-identified, Reuben is regaining her Indigenous identity as well as knowledges of Indigenous Art, Material Culture, Histories and Issues along with conversations with her father of their culture and way of life. It is through this uncovering of knowledges that Reuben is reevaluating her existence and what is means to be a human on Turtle Island (North America).
Gabriella Solti is a Hungarian-Canadian visual artist who holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her multidisciplinary practice explores the role and value of labour and skill in the formation of identity and community. She has exhibited in Italy, Germany, US, Japan, UK and Canada, and has received generous support from the Ontario Arts Council and London Arts Council. Her artist books/prints are in museums and special collection libraries across Canada and Europe.
Brody Weaver is a young artist currently living and studying in London Ontario. Working primarily in the field of expanded sculpture, his work often utilizes installation, photography, video and sound. Exploring our points of contact with the past, Brody’s work is intimately concerned with history, personal archive, memory, and the disparity between these factors. He often exploits and appropriates these access points, be it an object, image, material, or text, in order to expose what we take for granted in the process of historicizing. In his final year of the visual art program at H.B. Beal, Bealart, Brody is currently engaged in the studios of sculpture, photography, art history and drawing.
The ARTS Project is located on 203 Dundas Street. Our gallery is open Tuesdays – Saturdays from noon-5pm, and is also free admission