September 13th - October 6th
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20th 6-9 PM
Gallery Jones (back room) is pleased to present a group exhibition, The Space, at our new project gallery, featuring a collection of works by contemporary Canadian artists: Sophia Borowska, Fei Disbrow, Anna Heyward- Jones, Katherine Boyer and Chelsea Yuill in Vancouver, BC. The Space, curated by Anita Cirillo and Nikki Peck, will run in conjunction with the Textile Society of America's (TSA) 16th Biennial Symposium under the theme, “The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global.”
The exhibition will showcase interdisciplinary textile work dealing with the relationship between place and identity. The opening reception will take place on September 20th from 6-9 pm and will run from September 13th until October 6th, 2018. This group show will mark Gallery Jones' first exhibition in its experimental project space located in the back showroom of the gallery. TSA Symposium Attendees will visit the exhibit on the "Gallery Hop Evening" September 20th.
Sophia Borowska is a Montréal-based artist and researcher working in fibres, sculpture, and installation. Site specificity, the power of place, and the body's relationship to architecture and urban spaces are some of Borowska's major motivations. Industrial areas void of human presence are recurring sites of interest, as are underground transportation, deserted construction sites, or closed-off buildings, which all reveal the inner workings of cities and the systems that make them run.
She holds a BFA, with great distinction, from Concordia University in Montréal, and a diploma in Textiles from Capilano University in West Vancouver, BC. Borowska has exhibited work in Canadian artist-run centres, galleries, festivals, and DIY spaces, and has presented research and been published in Canada and the United States.
Fei Disbrow has been in numerous solo and juried shows throughout the US and Canada. She earned her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. While living in Portland, OR, Fei was awarded a public art grant from RACC, and a residency with the Intermedia Department at PNCA. In Toronto, she was awarded the MST Bronze Award at the Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, and was granted a term in the Guest Renter Program at Open Studios. In 2015, Fei was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre of the Arts. She currently is a Board member at Access Gallery. Her work resides in the Portland Art Museum print collection, in addition to being part of both corporate and private collections.
Anna Heywood-Jones is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Her practice is focused on building regional lexicons of colour and exploring the complex relationship between human and botanical spheres. Through her work, Heywood-Jones strives to convey notions of slow loss and transformation, examining the metamorphic nature of human, vegetal and geological expressions of existence.
Katherine Boyer is a graduate of the University of Regina with a BFA in Sculpture and an emphasis on Printmaking. As an emerging Métis artist, Boyer's work is a crossover between traditional and non-traditional printmaking, sculpture and beadwork.
Boyer volunteers for a variety of arts organizations in Regina, such as secretary for Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective Board of Directors, and Vice-President on CARFAC Saskatchewan’s Board of Directors. Boyer also works in the field of curation and art preparation, as the curator and caretaker of the First Nations University of Canada Art Gallery and Permanent Collection. Throughout her time working at the FNUniv, Boyer has organized a number of symposiums such as Endangered Alphabets (2014), Copper Thunderbird: The Art and Life of Norval Morrisseau (2015) and assisted in implementing Performing Turtle Island: Fluid Identities and Community Continuities (2015). Boyer is passionate about engaging with students through exhibitions and programming aimed to encourage critical dialogue around Indigenous
Chelsea Yuill dabbles in weaving, embroidery, video, film and digital image making, producing works that are celebrations of femininity.
Currently based in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish Territories, Chelsea is completing her BFA in critical and cultural practices minor in curatorial practices at Emily Carr university and is a summer curatorial assistant at the Jewish Museum and archives of BC.