Comox Valley Art Gallery has developed a new studio space. A portion of the gallery’s lower level has been renovated to expand possibilities for creative exploration, exhibitions and community engagement.
The Project Room studio space is open and airy and has a commercial size garage door that can be opened in fair weather to extend the space out of doors into a space of equal size that adjacent to a public laneway.
The space is used for Make Art Projects, creative residencies, CVAG productions, community gatherings and special events associated with our thematic programming. The Project Room is available for artists and communities engaged in arts-based research and activation.
CVAG welcomes inquiries for use of the space. Contact us for more information.
UPCOMING: PROJECT ROOM STUDIO
Means of Exchange August 9-13, 2017
Means of Exchange is a series of relational experiences and experiments. Each session includes meditations, creative self-explorations and conversations which invite you to open up about the topics that are hard to look at and harder to talk about. Thea creative research residency will invite Open Studio Visits, and is comprised of three sessions in which we’ll explore sex, money and death as means for radical politics, generative relationships and vibrant aliveness. Please visit the Means of Exchange event page for further information on the sessions.
PAST: PROJECT ROOM STUDIO
Perception July 17- 31, 2017
Clea Minaker will be using the project room for creative residency from July 17- 31, 2017. She will create a research laboratory with kids and interactive experiments using ‘phenomena’ for an upcoming installation/performance with the working title Perception.
Making Art from ‘Un-Making’ Electronics July 10- 12 2017, 9am -12pm + 1pm – 4pm
Providing an opportunity to build and explore art making and electronics ‘un-making’. Participants will be encouraged to explore how to disassemble broken electronics to then use in their art creations.
TUNNEL VISIONS: Image to Text to Image Event June 9 2017, 1pm – 4pm
It is easy to forget that our experiences are complex and encountered through the various lenses filtering our perception. By diving into the realm of the imaginative and expressing our selves through a series of images, texts, and shared interpretations we can come to expand our perspectives thus gaining insight and a richer depth of feeling to our experiences. Facebook Photo Album
TIMELESS – A Wild Blue Yonder May 19 – June 2 2017
JADE DE TREY
Jade de Trey and Methuselah Dancers will be developing a new dance performance in CVAG’s Project Room Studio. The collaborators will present the results of their dance research in a public performance entitled Timeless – A Wild Blue Yonder, on June 2 as part of the opening events for CVAG’s community show Image to Text to Image, starting at 7pm.
Timeless – A Wild Blue Yonder is a contemporary, creative and intuitive dance about Love, fear, birth and death, performed by Jade de Trey and the Methuselah Dancers. She and they are a collective of creative and improvisational movement artists from the Comox Valley. More info at www.dancewithjade.ca
GATHER: Interactive Media Showcase April 28 2017, 4pm – 7pm
“After many sleepless nights of art, coding, and design, we are elated to invite family, friends, and the professional community to celebrate the diverse talents of the 2017 North Island College Interactive Media graduating class. There will be a wide range of work on display featuring skills in graphic design , digital art, photography, UI/UX design, and web/mobile applications and designs.
Find us in the lower level of CVAG, in the new Project Room Studio, between 4 pm – 7 pm and share in the celebration!” Facebook Photo Album
PULL March 23 – April 7 2017
On exhibition during PULL will be large scale paintings by Scott Bertram that were recently completed during his two week residency at the CVAG’s Project Room Studio. Scott’s artistic practice centres around ideas of improvisation, finding meaning within unintended stimuli, and playing with the dynamics of perception. The resulting images typically contain a degree of ambiguity, openness, and indeterminacy. More info can be found at http://scottbertram.ca/
An improvised musical performance by the experimental band BIRCH will also take place during this event. BIRCH includes members Destanne Lundquist, Jesse Gentes, and Scott Bertram. More info can be found at https://birch1.bandcamp.com/
Kitchen Party March 23 2017, 6pm – 9pm
Join visiting artists Vida Simon, Jack Stanley, and Rita McKeough for a community potluck in CVAG’s new Project Room Studio. Also a guest appearance by BIRCH, featuring Jesse Gentes, Scott Bertram, and Destanne Lundquist. Facebook Photo Album
Building Up The Body February 10 – 24 2017
Nicole Crouch, an artist and art therapist, will be using the space to air her current body of work, researching, experimenting, altering and generating works. Facebook Photo Album