Contemporary Art Matters (CAM)
We are a not-for-profit organization that is currently hosting projects in Surrey, and is working with BC Artscape and the City of Surrey, to develop the first artist run and board directed contemporary arts centre in the City of Surrey.
Research supports our belief that there is a dynamic relationship between art and life, and that effective connections can be made through contemporary art. We envision a space for contemplation and dialogue, where the public can engage with art, artists and each other around contemporary issues – a space for building community, an open cultural arena for new ideas, and where art is a means for connection with the world.
Our objective is to create a space where local to international artists can present exhibitions and projects that are engaged, experimental, and collaborative; including exhibitions that transcend the boundaries of normative understandings of the gallery space to engage with the broader community. This may include satellite and pop-up exhibitions, site-specific, performative and/or interactive (components of) exhibitions, presentations, film-screenings, readings, talking-circles, and performances.
CAM is a contributing sponsor to AgentC Projects' 2016 project with Sonny Assu: Process.
As a curatorial collective we focus on the role of curator as agent in the development of contemporary art.
Working with curators from a variety of realms, we facilitate the exploration of emergent practices, discourse, infrastructure, and events that bring challenging work to fruition, give voice to curators and artists, and enrich community.
AgentC Projects has presented artists from Canada and the US, and we are thrilled to say that two artists, Monique Motut-Firth and Aaron Moran were honoured as shortlisted artists for the CASV Emerging Artist Prize.
A snapshot of some of the artists we have presented include: Rosemary Burden, Roxanne Charles, Mary Coss, Sandee Moore, Helma Sawatzky, Carlyn Yandle, prOphecy sun, Charlene Vickers, and Erik Zepca. And we are excited to be working with Sonny Assu during the fall of 2016.
AgentC Projects is an active participant in PopUp Newton, an initiative that includes a myriad of creative projects that are designed to enrich and engage the Newton community.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
VP + Trustee
ECUAD is undergoing a time of exciting change with the development of its new campus on Great Northern Way.
I am honoured to have been in positions such as VP + Trustee, and Treasurer on the Emily Carr University of Art + Design's Alumni Association Board of Directors during this process of growth.
MAY 13 - JUNE 18, 2016
Exhibit tour June 18, 2pm
Opening hours: Wed-Sun, 12-5pm
PopUp Newton Gallery, 108-137 Street
Newton, SurreyChallenging the historical notion of a divide between man and nature, the ascension of immaterial art practices has enabled artists to construct environments which are oriented toward neither one nor the other. Rooted in natural spaces, but decidedly anthropocentric, artists throughout the Fraser Valley are developing a new way of being: a symbiosis that acknowledges the preternatural precedence of the environment, but insists on its intrinsic mediation through and within the human body and its tools.
Drawing Landscapes is a contemporary art exhibition exploring how artists are re-defining their relationship to environmental and digital spaces through hybrid media. Artworks on display will include original film and sculptural installations, interactive digital media, paintings, and drawings, and will be located both on-site and elsewhere.
Featuring Genevieve Robertson, pr0phecy sun, Sandee Moore, and Erik Zepka.
Curated by Polly Gibbons and Rhys Edwards, with AgentC Projects.