January 27, 2017
Kim Stewart in Residence at the Aboriginal Gathering Place
Written by kozak
Living Labs and the Aboriginal Gathering Place are pleased to welcome artist-in-residence Kim Stewart to Emily Carr in February as a part of our ongoing series Along a North-South Axis, presented in partnership with Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George, BC.
Future Self: The Creative Transformation of a Pop Culture Indian
Artist Talk with Kim Stewart
11:30, Wednesday, February 22
Emily Carr Aboriginal Gathering Place – All Welcome
Open studios daily – February 21 – 25, 2017
Kim Stewart has been working in the field of visual arts for more than 20 years. Born in the Athabasca, AB area, she is a descendant of a Canadian Métis Fur Trade family with Scottish, French, European and Cree ancestry. Kim is interested in exploring cultural adaptation and singular v.s. group identity through her studio practice. She often combines traditional aboriginal art forms, historical documents, photos and contemporary art disciplines in her work to help illuminate and reconstruct stories, opinions, and values from her past. Kim has earned diplomas in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Illustration and holds a Masters Degree from SFU in Art Education. Along with her artistic practice, Kim teaches visual arts at a College in Prince George, BC.
Along a North South Axis is a series of talks in Vancouver and Prince George co-presented by Two Rivers Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Geography has a profound impact on the critical and creative practices of artists and designers. Along a North-South Axis interrogates key questions being explored by artists working in a northern context. How does the evolving history of land-use affect the way we understand our terrain from an urban or rural perspective? How do the availability or scarcity of resources inform the way we approach material-based practices? What is the relationship between industry, geography, and design; and how is this changing?
This speaker series brings together a group of artists and designers with projects rooted in topics of geography, indigenous practices, materiality and industry. Connecting practitioners working in northern British Columbia with those in the lower mainland, the series is co-presented at Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.