In Conversation: Vanessa Brown, Heide Hinrichs, and Kathleen Ritter with Kimberly Phillips
with Book Signing
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:00 PM
Watch video-recording of this ‘In Conversation’ here
Access’ In Conversation event series and publications both aim to invite exhibiting artists into dialogue with one another and their audiences in different ways, with the aim of creating conversations that “thicken” our experience of exhibitions. Join the three exhibiting artists of Some Spontaneous Particulars in the gallery as they discuss their contributions to the publication that functions as both a companion to the exhibition and a partial archive of their research methodologies and artistic process, and includes an excerpted stage play by artist Erica Stocking and an essay by archives scholar Anna Tidlund.
Vanessa Brown works in sculpture, painting and photography. Her primary medium is steel and she attempts to parse its associations with industry, weaponry, and brutality, with its subtler qualities such as pliability, versatility, and slightness. The imagery in her work draws from various sources including landscapes, historical crafts, recurring symbols from her own dreams, as well as the work and biographies of other female artists. Brown graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2013 and was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award. She has exhibited in Canada, Germany, the USA, and Mexico. She is based in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Heide Hinrichs works balance ambiguity and contradiction, telling stories of past emotions, mental states and gestures. In this process she often develops a sculptural language that is structured by the semantic exploration of everyday objects and found materials. Recent exhibitions include red offering (Lovenjoel, Belgium), The Event of the Thread (Dresden,Germany), Kathmandu Triennial (Nepal) and Heidelberger Kunstverein (Germany). Born in Germany, Hinrichs lives and works in Brussels.
Kathleen Ritter is an artist based in Paris. Her art practice broadly explores questions of visibility, especially in relation to systems of power, language and technology. She was an artist in residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions took place at G Gallery, Toronto, and Battat Contemporary, Montréal, both in 2014. In addition Ritter has organized exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Her writing on contemporary art has appeared in ESSE, Prefix Photo, and Fillip as well as in numerous catalogs.
Publication Design by Catherine de Montreuil
Image: Heide Hinrichs, still from Kenji Mizoguchi’s film Portrait of Madame Yuki, also known as A Picture of Madame Yuki, 1950.