The five artists participating in the School of Visual Arts’ Emerging Artist Research Residency will discuss their work and practices in free public presentations, May 3 and 4 in the LeBel Building.
The residents will have access to the school’s facilities through the month of May so that they might cultivate new ideas through research, studio production, and the exploration of the Windsor-Detroit border region.
Thursday, May 5, 1 p.m. in room 115
Teresa Carlesimo: Through sculpture and installation, Carlesimo raises questions about the built environments that we inhabit and examines the idealism of twentieth century architecture, as well as the political, social and economic issues that surround them.
Ross C. Kelly: With a focus on the traditional rules of photographic composition, Kelly tries to reveal the complex and multilayered reality in which we live, while exploring the idea of location.
Friday, May 4, 1 p.m. in room 125
Alana Bartol: Bartol’s work is concerned with micro-transformation, with processes that ask viewers to become aware of classifications, systems and structures that alter our perception of each other, of ourselves, and of the environments in which we find meaning and community.
Raine Shen: Through her experimentation with installation, drawing and photography, Shen works to create a merging of contemporary eastern and western culture, while exploring myths, fables, and rituals.
Amy Siegel: Siegel’s personal role as an activist, artist and educator propels her to explore social and political issues such as labour rights, sexuality and migration through a diverse range of materials including poetry, animation and film.