Play, Precarity and Survival @ aceartinc

 Jul 30 – Aug 22

Opening reception July 30, 2015 7pm
aceartinc, 290 McDermot Avenue
Exhibition continues July 31-August 22, 2015
Curated by Sigrid Dahle, featuring work by Marcel Dzama, Seema Goel, Rachael Kroeker, Jeannie Mah, Monica Mercedes Martinez, and Brendan Tang.
This group exhibition includes artists who consciously use ceramic
history, material properties and studio and/or commercial production
processes to playfully and incisively explore, resist and/or perform
unmoored contemporary identities. How are ever-evolving,
cross-generational im/migrant experiences, colonial narratives and
hybridized identities – what we customarily call ‘globalization’ –
enacted in and through the vibrant discourse that is 21st century
ceramics? What is it about this medium that renders it so amenable to
supporting these timely and compelling investigations? Explore these
questions and more when Play, Precarity and Survival opens this July.

Above image:
Brendan Lee Tang
Untitled (Ming 2) 2012
Inkjet Print (limited edition)
29.06cm x 17.78cm (11.44” x 7”) 

This exhibition was made possible through generous funding from the
Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the
Arts and the Arts Branch, Province of Manitoba.

emerging artist: Rachael Kroeker

Form and aesthetics are the founding elements in my slip cast functional ware, and for the last several years I have been committed to achieving a harmonious balance between function, comfort and beauty. This style of modern elegance honours both the essence of utilitarian objects, and the idea of beauty in function. The supple surface of raw, unglazed porcelain engages the viewer to become the user, with a new relationship created through the sense of touch. My pieces are both a visual and tactile experience. My marbling series explores the fluid and organic line movement which evokes an ever changing landscape unique to itself, much as the interpretation by each individual. 

Artist of the Day: Rachael Kroeker

Rachael Kroeker is an emerging ceramic artist who was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her BFA with honours in May of 2009 from the University of Manitoba, and is working towards acquiring a graduate degree. For several years she has been an active member of the ceramic community, being involved in a number of group exhibitions and sales. She recently completed her first residency at the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Rachael primarily works with slip cast objects from plaster molds, in both sculptural and functional manners, emphasizing the aesthetic experience through form, line movement and colour.

See more of her work and read her artist statement on her website.

Medalta – Upcoming Deadline + Artist talks

December 1st is the next deadline to apply for the Medalta AIR program.
Find out more about how to apply for the residency here.

On Thursday, November 18 (7:00pm), three visiting artists to Medalta’s Artists in Residence program will be giving presentations on their work at Medalta’s Shaw Centre.

Rachael Kroeker is a Manitoba-based artist who is wrapping up her very successful four-month residency.

Koi Neng Liew is in the first stages of a twelve month residency, as is Xanthe Isbister.

For more information on the artists, please see the attached Artists’ bios for Xanthe and Liew.

If you have any questions, would like visuals or would like to set up an interview with the artists, you can contact:

Quentin Randall – Marketing Coordinator
Medalta, in the Historic Clay District