Field Work

From Performing Foe, Brendan Fernandes, 2009.

Field Work

Diane Borsato, Roy Caussy, Brendan Fernandes, Hannah Jickling, Will Kwan

Guest curated by Shaun Dacey

26 June – 24 July 2010

Opening Reception: Friday 25 June 2010 8pm

Artist Talk by Brendan Fernandes: Saturday 26 June 2010 2pm

MFA in Paper Maché event hosted by Hannah Jickling with Vincent Trasov: Thursday 15 July 2010 6 pm

Field Work presents projects by Canadian artists which foster collaboration and exchange beyond studios or exhibition spaces. In search of skills, expertise, and conversation outside of the artistic field, the artists in this exhibition venture into specific locales developing dialogue with amateur scientists, speech coaches, students, and passersby on the street. Presented though various media within the exhibition, each project offers traces of artists’ experiences in the field.

The exhibition will feature three new projects: Diane Borsato organizes a series of field trips between the Vancouver Chapter of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Vancouver Mycology Society; Roy Caussy works with a horse to perform a meaningful action; and Hannah Jickling offers a Vancouver installment of her MFA in Paper Maché project. For his 2009 video performances Foe and Performing Foe, Brendan Fernandes hired a speech coach to teach him to speak English with Swahili, Indian, and Canadian accents, and practiced these intonations with a group of university students.  Will Kwan’s 2004 Learning From Chinatown is a large-scale map of Chinatown in New York City based on maps he had asked people in the neighborhood to draw.

Join us for the following public events occurring throughout the exhibition. Fernandes will discuss his two video works within the frame of his practice Saturday 26 June 2010 at 2pm. Hannah Jickling will develop an installation throughout the duration of the exhibition as part of her MFA in Paper Maché project. Her project will culminate in an evening of paper maché workshops and conversation with Vincent Trasov Thursday July 15, 2010 at 6pm.

This exhibition is curated by Shaun Dacey, a candidate to the Masters Degree in Critical Curatorial Studies at The University of British Columbia, with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia.

Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver, our members and volunteers. Access is a member of the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres.

For more information, please visit www.accessgallery.ca, or contact:

Shaun Dacey

Guest Curator

shaun.dacey@gmail.com