Saturday November 17, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Forest City Gallery is excited to have Karalyn Reuben, Casey Beal, and Lanh Hrafn as FCG’s inaugural artists for their 2018 Artist Residency Program!
Over the past 12 months, FCG has been conducting feasibility studies and gathering information for a London-based residency aimed at London and surrounding region artists. Informed by this, FCG’s Artist Residency initiative marks the first FCG residency created to support artistic practice with free studio space, a generous stipend, and living accommodations for out-of-town artists. The program was built in connection with Bealart High School and TAP Centre for Creativity.
For 7 weeks starting in October, each resident will spend time at Bealart High School, working with students through discussion, workshops, presentations, and critiques. Each resident will also have 24/7 access to a studio space at TAP Centre for Creativity. The aim of the residency is to assist in artistic production of works and engage with emerging artistic communities. Keep a lookout for upcoming related programming such as artist talks, workshops, and more soon!
Join us on Saturday, November 17th at TAP from 3 – 5 PM for artist presentations and light refreshments!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lanh Hrafn is a non-binary multimedia artist & graduate of the Fanshawe College Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) program. Using knowledge accrued in SLT, they infuse their body of work with elements & clues of mostly true information. Lanh’s primary focus is the duplication of knowledge, the errors or anomalies that eventually occur from this practice, and how the process of withholding information by power structures of the past/present/future affects society. They live in the Forest City with their partner Rin Vanderhaeghe & darling Nowegian forest cat Danté.
Karalyn Reuben is an urban mixed Oji-Cree German-British artist from London Ontario. Through her interdisciplinary work, she explores different possibilities of questioning life and different ways of being human. She is drawn to the responsibility to share her thoughts and feelings with hope to connect with others through her efforts of learning more about her Indigenous identity. It is a mutual and grounding understanding she seeks. Reuben is recovering her Oji-Cree identity through learning the processes and knowledge embedded in spirit of Indigenous art, material culture and history. To further her knowledge base, she welcomes the concepts of Anishinaabe traditional knowledge passed on to her from her father. In 2013, she received an Interdisciplinary BFA with a specialization in printmaking from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax Nova Scotia. She recently completed her second BFA in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University in Toronto Ontario.
Casey Beal is currently the senior editor of an art publication, Momus, whose mandate stresses “a return to art criticism.” At a time where bland, jargonistic, promotional art writing is the standard, Momus promotes writing that is evaluative, accessible, accountable, and brave. Since it’s beginnings four years ago, Momus has been widely read and lauded, attracting over 750,000 readers internationally, with peer publications including Frieze, e-flux, The New Inquiry, LA Times, artnet News, and the College Art Association citing and republishing our work. Among our recent achievements, Momus was shortlisted twice for the International Award for Art Criticism in 2016. In May 2017, Momus evolved its online publishing platform to include a podcast (Momus: The Podcast , which has been syndicated by NTS Radio in the UK). It then published its first print anthology, Momus: A Return to Art Criticism, Vol. 1 (2014-17) in October 2017. Since November, we have been touring the book internationally, hosting events in Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Vancouver, and Halifax.