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2018 Upstairs Downstairs

TAP Centre for Creativity presents

Upstairs Downstairs:
2018 Resident Artists Show

September 18 – October 13, 2018

Opening Event:
Thursday September 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Our artists upstairs are coming downstairs!

It’s that wonderful time of year when we get to celebrate one of the core drivers and inspirations at TAP: the creators. Upstairs Downstairs is an annual exhibition that highlights our community of resident artists who work in the studios upstairs year-round. These artists represent several disciplines including photography, mixed media, drawing, painting, and performance.

We invite you to attend this year’s Upstairs Downstairs and explore the remarkable work these artists are creating right here at TAP. Don’t miss the Opening Event on Thursday September 20 where you can connect with the artists and learn about the development of their latest works.

TAP’s regular gallery hours are Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 5 p.m., and is free admission.

TAP’s Resident Artists:

Studio 2B: Angie Quick

Resident Artist, Studio 2B

Angie Quick (b. 1989, Calgary, AB.) is a self-taught painter and poet working in London, ON. She is a known for her large oil paintings which explore flesh in a historical and contemporaneous manner. Her practice experiments with the nature of language and sensation within both a visual and performative context.

Her work can be seen at: www.everythingipromisedyouisbeingsold.com

Studio 2D: Camille Intson

Resident Artist, Studio 2D

Camille Intson is a theatre and performance artist, writer, folk musician, liberal arts major, and freelance creative living and working in Southern Ontario.

As a playwright, her work has been recently featured at the Grand Theatre (London), Alumnae Theatre Company (Toronto), the Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival (Newmarket), About Love: A Festival of Short Plays (Vancouver), and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival.  She is most recently the winner of the 2017 NNPF National Playwriting Competition and 2018 Lillian Kroll Prize in Creative Writing, and currently works as a Co-Founding Artistic Director and Producer of ArtLaunch Theatre Company, based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Camille’s creative and academic interests include post-humanism and post-human ontology, performance art and theory (spec. digital performance art), queer and feminist theatre and theory, audiences and perception, the post-dramatic, film, and multimedia. camilleintson.com

Twitter: @camilleintson
Instagram: @camilleintson 

Studio 2E: Rob Nelson

Resident Artist, Studio 2E

Saturday Night, The Look, Elm Street, Interview… these are just a few of the publication credits for the photographs of Rob Nelson. Living wherever the work takes him, Rob has spent time in New York, Montreal, Toronto, and everywhere in between in order to shoot notable faces such as Karen Kain, Prince Andrew, and musicians Basia Bulat and Olenka Krakus.

As a second generation photographer, Rob entered the darkroom at age eight and never looked back.

For more information on Rob, visit his site: robnelsonphotography.com

Studio 2F: Anne Hamilton

Resident Artist, Studio 2F

Anne Hamilton is a London-born and raised artist who recently completed 3 years of the BealArt program. Anne has detailed memories going back to an early age, many of which involve food – due to her being a high-functioning autistic. It is these happy memories which inspires Anne’s art. She specifically focuses her art on memories of junk food such as candy, pop, and chocolate bars due to the bright colours and happy memories. Anne is also fascinated by translucency which has led her to creating resin sculptures of Life Savers and pop bottles. @annehamilton97

Anne was welcomed to TAP in April 2018 through our Emerging Artists Studio Program -a fully-funded residency initiative supported by RBC Foundation and private donors.

Studio 2G: Craig Guthrie

Resident Artist, Studio 2G

Craig Guthrie was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. Early on Craig felt connected to nature, spending countless summers of his childhood fishing with his father around Georgian Bay and the Kawartha lakes.

Following four years of study in the the University of Windsor’s Fine Arts Acting program, Craig stepped behind the scenes and into the world of set design and scenic art. This path lead Craig to many scene shops throughout Ontario, including those in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hamilton, Grand Bend, Stratford, and Toronto.

The last decade has been spent in the Forest City of London, Ontario which Craig, his husband Richard, and their cats Tina and Doug all call home.

Website: http://craigguthrie.ca

Studio 3A: Peter Kryshtalovich

Resident Artist, Studio 3A

The earliest visual influences on the artist’s work were l’Art Brut, l’Art Informel and Matter paintings – Antoni Tapies for example, as well as certain aspects of North American Abstract Expressionism – most particularly as reflected in Cy Twombly’s works.

Peter’s “Open Works” constitute an exploration of the symbolic and communicative power that we distill from texture and colour alone. His mixed media paintings typically incorporate some combination of sand, ashes, dust, chalk, marble dust, modelling paste, paper, cardboard and varnishes ­- coloured with raw pigments, acrylic paints, pencil, pencil crayon and watercolours.

Studio 3B: Davita Guslits

Resident Artist, Studio 3B

Davita Guslits wants to be painting while she’s at band practice, and while painting she wishes she was drumming. While drumming she wishes she was playing guitar. When in the middle of writing a riff with the lead singer of Never Betters, she wonders why she hasn’t filmed a weird video in a while. She rarely stays in one place for very long.

Davita’s art can be seen on Instagram @_davita_guslits_art_

Studio 3C: Anna Wilson

Resident Artist, Studio 3C

Anna Wilson is a London born artist who recently graduated from Western University’s Bachelor of Fine Art program. Anna found her love for drawing architecture when she discovered a book of drawings of Nova Scotia homes. She specializes in large scale architecture drawings that explore the relation between interior and exterior spaces.

Anna was welcomed to TAP in August 2018 through our Emerging Artists Studio Program -a fully-funded residency initiative supported by RBC Foundation and private donors.

Instagram: @anna_wilson_art