IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE
First we see, then we communicate the seen into utterances, sounds, performances, text and imagery. These expressions, in turn, evoke new responses. And so it goes image to text to image.
How do we communicate what we see, experience, and are passionate about? How do these expressions inspire the imagination of others? In turn, how are responses translated and illustrated?
exhibition 2 June – 30 June 2017
opening events + performances 2 June / Friday 7pm
make art events 2 June / Friday 7pm + 3 June / Saturday 10am – 5pm + 9 June / Friday 1pm – 4pm
Individual works and collaborations by artists, performers, writers, classrooms and groups have contributed their responses to the Image to Text to Image: Creating Dialogue thematic. Imagery, text, sculptures, assemblages, installations, performances and make art engagement opportunities offer the community many points of entry into the dialogue.
In CVAG’s South Gallery and Window Space, works created by individual artists and collaborative teams express a wide range of response to the thematic for the Comox Valley Art Gallery and Comox Valley Arts community exhibition, Image to Text to Image. Throughout the duration of the program, a community engagement make art station within the gallery will provide visitors with opportunities to participate in the ongoing thematic dialogue.
Housed in the CVAG Chamber space, The Book of Changes: Notes and Gestures, an exhibition of poems and small figurative sculptures, created by artists Cornelia Hoogland (poet) and Ted Goodden (sculptor), expresses the artists’ responses to the teachings found in the ancient Chinese text, the I Ching.
Ongoing printmaking, participatory printing demonstrations, and community engagement opportunities facilitated the Comox Valley Printmakers Association + North Island College School of Fine Art and Design provide an expanding collage of printed matter in CVAG’s Community Space. Finding Form in the Repeated Absurdity of Dada Art “is an extended dialogue that pokes at today’s global climate, utilizing the Dada tools of satire and nonsense.”
Local artist, Anne Steves hosts a community engagement Make Art Event and art station in the Main Gallery as part of an ongoing project, A-Lured, that explores community and the dynamics of communication through hand-crafting and the process of looking at written instructions and responding through fanciful fly-tying.
Comox Valley Poet Laureate, Natalie Nickerson, participates in the thematic with a community engagement Make Art Event, Tunnel Visions, that offers opportunities for creative exploration and art-making, using relationships between poetry and collage.
As part of the opening events, creative and improvisational movement artist Jade de Trey, will perform Timelessness ~ A Wild Blue Yonder, a contemporary creative and intuitive dance that expresses explorations and of love, fear, birth and death.
The opening of Image to Text to Image: Creating Dialogue, on June 2 from 7 – 9pm, has been planned in conjunction with the Elevate Arts Festival events, May 31 – June 4 2017.
Goodden and Hoogland situate their work as a contribution to a contemporary commentary to the I Ching.June 2 - 30 2017
CVAG and CVA invite submissions for IMAGE TO TEXT TO IMAGE, exploring the relationships between words and visuals.June 2 - 30 2017
FACILITATED BY GLENN LAWSON + NEIL CROUCH Artist Neil Crouch and writer Glenn Lawson will be presenting an artist talk and facilitated discussion in the George Sawchuck Room at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The talk will be about “The Train”, a piece of visual and written art that Neil and Glenn collaborated on for…June 20 2017 / 2:00 - 4:00pm
Tunnel Visions: An Image (collage) to Text (poem) to Image (sharing) Event with Poet Laureate Natalie NickersonJune 9 2017 / 1:00 - 4:00pm
Artist-led integration of listening, observation and gesture, to stimulate creative responses using sketching, clay work and writing.June 3 2017 / 11:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for Anne J Steves' performative making installation of A-Luring things, and Make Art Project Workshop.June 3 2017 / 10:00am - 5:00pm
Dada introduced a simple but revolutionary idea that art might be assembled from the material of modern life itself. The Dadaists utilized the printed matter of culture: advertisements, magazines, newspapers and street posters. Items that represent the chaos and fragmentation of contemporary life. The dialogue of collage and print became a way to re-assemble, and…June 2 - 3 2017
Join us in celebrating this thematic program that explores the diverse relationships found in the creation of dialogue between visuals and words.June 2 2017 / 7:00 - 9:30pm