Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Endurance

Gallery 1C03 is pleased to host Video Pool Media Art Centre's presentation of Collin Zipp's latest work, The Endurance.

Using a non-linear narrative, Zipp deconstructs the story of a failed arctic voyage. Known as The Endurance, this ship was trapped in sea ice and frozen fast for ten months. The ship was crushed and destroyed by flowing ice packs, ultimately sinking to the sea floor. Contrasting this story of humanity's ultimate yielding to natural forces are multiple images of ice breaking on open waters. Projected onto a constructed multi-layered screen, these images create a two part video installation exploring the haunting beauty of failure and consequence.

Collin Zipp is a multidisciplinary video/digital artist who obtained his BFA from the University of Manitoba's School of Art in 2005. His work uses experimental techniques such as scratching, hand processing, and digital re-touching to push the capacity of the video medium into uncharted and unfamiliar territory. Zipp has exhibited his video work widely throughout North America and overseas in both gallery exhibitions and video screenings.

Video Pool acknowledges the support of the University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Manitoba Arts Council.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 4 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03 (1st Floor, Centennial Hall, 515 Portage Ave).

Regular exhibition hours will be Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. until July 2, 2009.

For more information, please contact Przemek Pyszczek, Programming Coordinator, Video Pool Media Arts Centre (204.949.9134 or vpprogramming@videopool.org).

Friday, May 22, 2009

Gain Experience as an Art Educator!

The University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 seeks one or two energetic and creative Education and/or Art History students to plan and deliver art education workshops in the Gallery during the 2009/10 academic season.

Workshops will consist of presenting information about exhibits in Gallery 1C03 to elementary and/or high school aged children and facilitating hands-on art experiences.

If you have a background in teaching through the arts and would like to apply for this engaging and valuable volunteer opportunity, please forward your résumé and cover letter before August 15, 2009 to:

University Art Curator
Room 4M58
m.placentile@uwinnipeg.ca //Phone: 786.9253

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Photos taken at Issa Nyaphaga's Performance

As promised, here are a selection of photos taken during the live painting performance by Issa Nyaphaga on March 25, 2009, co-presented with thanks to Alliance Française du Manitoba's African Arts Festival, Afri'k, and with promotional consideration generously contributed by Global College.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, despite such truly unexpected inclement weather!

Photos taken during Everett Soop: Journalist, Cartoonist, Activist

On Thursday, March 5, 2009, Gallery 1C03 was pleased to launch "Everett Soop: Journalist, Cartoonist, Activist" and we were very fortunate to have one of the co-curators in attendance, Dr. Heather Devine.

The evening got off to a great start with a visit from an APTN journalist and camera operator, and a reporter from CBC Radio (Français). Dr. Devine participated in interviews, and then we took a few words to welcome her and thank our various sponsors, in addition to the Nickle Arts Museums at the University of Calgary for organizing the exhibition.

We had a great turnout, and many people commented immediately that they were pleased to see this exhibition happening at the University of Winnipeg.

Indeed, it was a pleasure to host and we look forward to engaging even more people through related programming in the future!

Below are some photos taken at the opening reception, followed by a photo of Dr. Devine at her lecture.

Dr. Heather Devine offered a curators talk on Friday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. titled, "Everett Soop's Cartoons: Their Political and Social Context". Thank you to Dr. Devine, and everyone who joined us, for participating in a comprehensive discussion about Soop's life, work, and motivations.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wow, time sure does fly!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of May! Here at G1C03, we’ve been busy behind the scenes wrapping up the season that concluded with the closing of Everett Soop: Journalist, Cartoonist, Activist, and we’ve been preparing for what we hope will be a fantastic year ahead.

There are, indeed, so many great exhibitions and events planned, but it will still be a few weeks before we are able to tell you about them. In the meantime, please stay tuned to this blog for photos from Issa Nyaphaga’s performance, as well as news about our summer programming schedule.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!