Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm
The Projectionist brings together video, painting, performance, and objects from The Reach’s historical collections to explore cinematic histories, settler narratives, gender roles, and museum collections as sites of contested value and values, as well as the role played by museum artifacts (and objects in general) in the construction of identities. Join us for a discussion with the artist about the context of this recent project in his larger oeuvre and a tour of the exhibition.
About the Artist: Mark Neufeld is originally from Vancouver, now based in Winnipeg, MB. Neufeld works in between a variety of disciplines and media, with painting as the basis for his activities. His work takes the form of installations that interweave paintings with readymade objects and assemblages, and utilize presentation strategies borrowed from the curatorial domain. Thematically, the work weaves together a variety of interests pulled from popular culture, art history, and a host of other sources.
Mark received his BFA from Emily Carr and an MFA from the University of Victoria, and is the recipient of a number of awards and grants, including the Joseph Plaskett Award—an award designed to support the recipient for a year of living and producing art abroad. Neufeld has exhibited across Canada, in the United States, in Germany, Australia, and Norway, and most recently participated in Ideas & Things at the Kamloops Art Gallery, Re-enactments at Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg and Performance with Two Sculptures at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge Alberta.
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am
Tickets: $20 for Friends of The Reach & $25 for Future Friends
With artists: Mark Neufeld, Erica Grimm, Christopher Friesen, Marjatta Itkonen, Sheinagh Anderson and Tracie Stewart.
Brunch with the artists has quickly become one of our most popular events at The Reach. Guests are invited to enjoy a delicious brunch and conversation with the artists presented in our current season of exhibitions. The meal takes place in the gallery and is followed by a relaxed tour of the exhibitions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet and mingle with artists Mark Neufeld, Erica Grimm, Chris Friesen, and Marjatta Itkonen, Sheinagh Anderson and Tracie Stewart.
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