October 25, 2016
Lily Mead Martin: New Works Opens in Prince George
Written by kozak
- Lily Mead Martin. 2016. Ink on paper.
Lily Mead Martin: New Works
October 25 – 30, 2016
Neighbourhood Time Exchange | Downtown Prince George Studio
1119 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC
Opening Tuesday, October 25, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
We’re pleased to announce the opening of Lily Mead Martin: New Works. Curated by Caitlin Chaisson, this exhibition presents new work by Lily Mead Martin completed in Prince George, BC during one of nine artist residencies through the Neighbourhood Time Exchange | Downtown Prince George.
Martin has been working extensively with drawing, sculpture and installation over the past few years. During this residency, she has investigated new methods for addressing her long-standing interest in urban space in her work. A new collection of drawing and sculpture explores geographic understanding and mapmaking processes. Together, these components provide an opening into thinking about the way mapping has a tendency to sculpt the sites and spaces we inhabit.
Lily Mead Martin is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Through the production of drawings, photographs, sculpture, installation and performance Martin draws from the tensions between urban development and the individual, architecture and the body. Investigation into residential spaces and questions around home, displacement, and belonging are based in her lived experience of growing up a tri-national citizen with a transient and dispersed family. Her previous work has explored off-grid living, architectural renderings and collaborative performance. Martin holds a BFA from NSCAD (’10) and received a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (’16).
Caitlin Chaisson is an artist and writer based in Vancouver, BC and is Curatorial Assistant of the Neighbourhood Time Exchange. She received a Master’s of Applied Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2016, and holds a BComm with a Minor in Art History from the University of British Columbia. She has exhibited at the Charles H. Scott Gallery (2016), Hyphenated Sites (2016) and Ground Gallery (2015). Her writing has been published in Espace Magazine (Montréal), Breach Magazine (Vancouver), and Decoy Magazine (Vancouver).
The Neighbourhood Time Exchange | Downtown Prince George is a partnership between Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Downtown Prince George. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the British Columbia Arts Council.