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Lou Sheppard

The Exquisite Corpse

The Exquisite Corpse, 2021
3 Channel Video and Audio
With Performances by Marley O'Brien and Séamus Gallagher

Biography

Portrait of Lou Sheppard

Lou Sheppard works in interdisciplinary audio, performance and installation based practice. His work pays queer attention to systems of meaning-making and how these systems construct and order our bodies and environments. His research is often evidenced through graphic notations, scripts and scores which are then performed in collaboration with other artists and in community gatherings. Lou has been long listed for the Sobey Award in 2018, 2020 and 2021, and was the recipient of the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award in 2017. He has participated in the Toronto Biennial, the Antarctic Biennial, and is currently completing a public art commission for the Broadway Subway Project in Vancouver, BC. Of Irish, English and Scottish descent Lou is a settler on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq in Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia.

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Image credit: Samson Learn

KC Wilcox

Funeral

Funeral (redux), 2022
Paper clay, maison stain, paper mache, cardboard, polystyrene rigid foam
167.64 x 137.16 x 76.2 cm

Biography

Portrait of KC Wilcox

KC Wilcox is an artist, designer, and illustrator. Her art practice explores human-object interactions through a range of media. KC's work has been presented at THIRD SHIFT (2020 & 2019), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2018), and Unlovable Gallery (2017). Recent groups exhibitions include Roadside Attraction, presented by Connexion ARC at Gallery on Queen (2021), and HOST, presented virtually by Third Space Gallery (2021). Her project Shedding, a series of rubber sculptures, was featured on The Exhibitionists on CBC (2019). KC is a descendant of European settlers of French and English heritage. She lives in Menagoesg/Menahqesk (a.k.a. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada) on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq and Passamaquoddy Peoples.

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Image credit: courtesy of the artist

Amy Ash (curator)

Biography

Portrait of Amy Ash

Amy Ash is a queer interdisciplinary artist engaged with collective care through processes of shared meaning-making. Her practice flows from curatorial projects and writing to teaching, socially engaged action, and hands-on making. Often working collaboratively, they playfully disrupt hegemonic systems that support hierarchy by encouraging a polyphony of personal meaning to be created within the context of a shared experience. Amy has exhibited and curated programmes internationally, with projects commissioned by the National Gallery London (UK), the NB International Sculpture Symposium, and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Of settler ancestry, she lives as a grateful, but uninvited, guest in Menahqesk/Menagoesg/Saint John, New Brunswick, which sits on the unceeded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati, and Mi'kmaq Peoples.

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Image credit: Nienke Izurieta

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