In Conversation: Marian Penner Bancroft with Rebecca Bayer, Laura Kozak, Emiliano Sepulveda & Eden Veaudry
Access is committed to contributing to critical discourse about and within contemporary art in Vancouver, and in linking artists of different generations to one another and to the wider community. Join artist Marian Penner Bancroft as she speaks to Field Studies exhibiting artists Rebecca Bayer, Laura Kozak, Emiliano Sepulveda and Eden Veaudry about mapping our everyday landscapes, haptic knowledge, and memory.
Marian Penner Bancroft is a Vancouver artist/photographer whose work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her practice, while based in photography, has multiple approaches, including recorded sound, sculpture, text and video. Her research focuses on cultural imaginations, representations, histories of immigration, and mediations of place. Her works are represented in a number of public collections, amongst them the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank and the National Gallery in Ottawa. She is a Professor Emeritus at the Emily Carr University of Art+Design and is represented by Republic Gallery.
Rebecca Bayer is a Vancouver-based artist and architectural designer. Her projects examine relationships between people, material, and atmospheric surroundings to promote the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience. Bayer pursues these themes through public art projects, urban interventions, community collaborations, as well as public space research and teaching.
Laura Kozak is a designer and cartographer. Through an independent practice that spans graphic design, cartography, architecture and urban design, she has contributed to projects for 221A Artist Run Centre, AICAD, ASIR Studio, Emily Carr University, CityStudio, the Helen Pitt, and Spacing Vancouver. A core interest in collaborative design of the urban environment informs her research and teaching practice. Kozak holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture from UBC and a BFA from Emily Carr.
Emiliano Sepulveda is an immigrant visual artist of Mexican descent based in Vancouver. He is fascinated by how the world is encountered through perception, and his work is a constant practice of creating models for understanding and interacting with this world. This process-based practice incorporates simple actions such as walking or kite-flying as ritual practice and is heavily informed by photography. For Sepulveda photography also functions as an uncanny, magical, performative, and sculptural medium. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University.
Eden Veaudry is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice incorporates textiles, video and sound. Recent exhibitions and performances include The Grain of the Voice at the Western Front (2014), Conference on the Wave at CSA Space (2014) and Joining the Periphery at VIVO Media Arts Centre (2012). She lives in Vancouver.
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