Likes to show off, 2014, phototransfer on wood, mixed media assemblage, detail.

Are you sure? exhibition opens August 13

Installation view of The Blanks, 2015

My first solo show opens at the Campbell River Art Gallery on Thursday August 13 in the Discovery Gallery.

Are you sure? is a work of graphic memoir, a genre I have been working in throughout my visual art and filmmaking practice. I’ve been using analog and low-fidelity formats such as photo-transfer, found photos and handmade books to explore the pitfalls of memory — the gaps, distortions and competing versions of the same events. I’m interested in how, like it or not, these mismemories in turn form new stories about the original events, and can even shape self-perception.

Many of the stories in this project revolve around my early childhood in and around the Comox Valley, so I’m delighted to be exhibiting in Campbell River, so close to my own personal history.

I’ll also be teaching a community workshop on August 15 & 16 on photo-transfer techniques. More info here.

Thanks to curator Julia Prudhomme and gallery director Kristine Anderson for all their support with this show.

I’m also happy to be exhibiting alongside the absolutely brilliant painter Suzo Hickey who will be showing Like the Back of My Hand, a new collection of her stunning urban landscapes. She’ll be in the Main Gallery.

Installation view of Likes to show off, 2013

Opening: 6:30-9:00 pm, with refreshments!

Show runs August 13 to September 25.
Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 – 5 pm, open till 8:30 pm Thursday evenings
Location: 1235 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC

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