Crit @ The Hallway Galleries
Presented by O'Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:30 – 9 PM
O'Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace welcome applications from artists to participate in CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, a two week exhibition featuring a public CRIT event. Key dates are as follows:
•Monday, FEBRUARY 5, 5 pm – 9 pm: exhibition installation
•Wednesday, FEBRUARY 11, 6:30 pm – 9 pm: exhibition reception and public CRIT
•Saturday, FEBRUARY 28, 3 pm – 8 pm: exhibition de-installation
Disseminating work beyond the walls of the studio is integral to the development of an artist's practice. Conversation fuels the creative process with a new energy that can only be attained when it is exposed to outside perspectives.
After art school, the venues for these exercises in critique and discussion are few and far between. Those four-hour academic critiques we once struggled to focus through vanish, isolating us with our toils. And, for those who never had the privilege of an organized peer assessment, access to critical communities are even sparser.
Following the success of the first initiative in November 2014, O'Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace are pleased to present the second CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, offering wall space to local artists for an opportunity to both rediscover the importance of peer evaluation and connect to the current creative community in the city. Participants will have the chance to access the Hallway Galleries with waived rental fees, and participate in a group event and receive feedback from many perspectives.
For this CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES, O'Born Contemporary and Artscape Youngplace will invite guest participants including artists, gallerists, curators, and writers to contribute to the conversation and enrich the experience for all.
RSVP is required for participation. The first eight artists to confirm participation will be assigned exhibition space, and will receive 15 minutes of presentation and discussion for at least one work during the public CRIT. Any RSVPs received after the first eight will be offered a spot in a future CRIT AT THE HALLWAY GALLERIES. Whether presenting work or not, all artists are welcome to observe and contribute to the dialogue.
Artists will be responsible for:
• The preparation of their works for installation and transport to Artscape Youngplace.
• Installation of their works Monday, February 9, between 5 pm and 9 pm. Artists are allowed the option to self-install works at no charge following the Hallway Galleries' installation guidelines. Artscape can also organize professional installation with secure installation hardware at an additional charge.
• Participation at the CRIT and Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 pm and 9 pm.
• Removal of their works and hardware on Saturday, February 28, between 3 pm and 8 pm.
Providing art work details for standardized exhibition signage by Monday, February 9 at 9 pm.
Participation is free for Flex Studios members. For more information about the Flex Studios program and how to become a member, please visit http://artscapeyoungplace.ca/flex-studios/
To participate, please RSVP to Ginger Scott