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Laura Vickerson Interview – The Between – Exhibition at the Nickle Arts March 2016

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The deadline for applications is less than a week away! Submit your application by March 27th to be a participant in the 9th annual Contextural Self-directed Summer Residency and end of Residency exhibition.
We are seeking individuals who:

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One-month residencies are May 29 ? July 3 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm) and July 24 – 

August 28 (with mandatory attendance for orientation & move-in on Sunday, July 24 at 1:00pm).

Three-month residency is May 29 – August 28 with mandatory attendance for orientation/move-in Sunday, May 29 at 1:00pm.

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Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th @ midnight. If accepted, residency fees are due with the acceptance form and supply order form by May 1st.

Again this year, Contextural will be offering the Contextural Summer Residency Scholarship to individuals or members applying for the three-month residency. The scholarship includes studio fees for the three-month summer residency ($250 value) and $250 for supplies.

For questions regarding the summer residency, please direct them to us at residency@contextural.ca

 
Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, Hemorrhoids
Japan, women’s health
China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), information pills
he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.


Bill Morton is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His work is collected and shown in the United States, disease
Japan, treat
China and Canada. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1967), he studied in Japan from 1969 to 1983 including ten years apprenticing with a Master Dyer.

Katagami or Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. In this video Bill Morton introduces the materials and discusses the processes of cutting and backing the stencils, followed by a demonstration of their application in textile dyeing.


The Between is a new site-specific installation by Vickerson, pulmonologist
combining her latest textile work with the collections of Nickle Galleries. A SERIES exhibition organized by Nickle Galleries, unhealthy curated by Michele Hardy.

Laura Vickerson’s practice has long been drawn from the stuff of life – discarded objects and materials that were at one time a part of everyday experiences. Through changing trends, rheumatologist
a general desire to consume, or the vagaries of fashion, things come to outlive their usefulness and quite often become obsolete or discarded. Yet these things also become artifacts of our time, re-presented by Vickerson to create underlying narratives that push the viewer to reconsider what was once familiar. Her materials serve as signifiers of the relationships and connections we have with the world around us and with one another – relationships that ultimately lie at the centre of her explorations.

Laura Vickerson is a multi-media installation artist and educator who lives and works in Calgary. She presently teaches at the Alberta College of Art & Design. She has exhibited extensively in Canada as well as in the U.S., Britain, Turkey, Poland and China. She has produced site-specific installations for various international exhibitions and venues including the Istanbul Biennial, le Manifestation Internationale d’Art de Quebec, as well as a project through Locus + titled “Fairytales and Factories” creating a work for an old Textiles mill in the Yorkshire Dales (Britain). She has participated in artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta) and the “Sympo-Fibres International” in Ste-Hyacinth, Quebec. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Arts Council of England.

Mireille Perron has been a practicing visual artist, writer, scholar, and educator for more than 30 years. Perron was born in Montréal, Québec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics. LFP promotes social experiments that masquerade as artworks/events. Perron has published over eighty essays related to visual arts and craft practice in Canada and abroad. She has participated in several artist residencies, academic conferences as a guest speaker and as chair and co-chair (art and craft history/discourse, cultural studies) and lectured many times about her own artwork (Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.) Perron has also occasionally worked as a guest curator. Perron has been a member of ACAD Faculty since 1990.