Meet September's Featured Artist: Alina Senchenko

Meet September's Featured Artist: Alina Senchenko

“My practice is really trying to de-stereotype Ukraine and Eastern European countries. I try to look at a different point of Ukrainian life and society and try to breakdown structures. A lot of photographers from the West go to any Third World country and look at it with an exploitative gaze. There are people trying to live their lives in these places. It always made me mad to see this type of artwork.”

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Meet August's Featured Artist: Tim Bauer!

Meet August's Featured Artist: Tim Bauer!

“I grew up with drag queens and it fascinated me for anyone to be able to go outside, be totally different, and be themselves, and be strong about it, with their heels on, walking tall. I always admired that. I always considered that to be a superhero feature, because superheroes always change their outfits and take on a different persona. I always equated the two in a lot of ways. The idea of gender being a performance is a really bold statement that I admire in drag queens as well.”

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Meet September's Featured Artist: Sarah Davidson!

Meet September's Featured Artist: Sarah Davidson!

Sarah Davidson works between drawing and painting to investigate the interconnected organisms of the natural world. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr, and is currently earning an MFA from the University of Guelph.

Web Editor Sarah chatted with Sarah Davidson about the conversation between science and art, plant cognition, and some killer book recommendations. Enjoy!

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Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Meet August's Featured Artist: Aaron Read!

Once the dog stops howling I notice the ants. They’re climbing up my legs, across my stomach and into the styrofoam container holding my burrito. I would later inadvertently transport at least a dozen of the busy creatures into my apartment. But in that moment, reclining on a hill of brown, scratchy grass, the sun trust-falling slowly backwards into the arms of the far side of earth as Aaron Read and I pour various hot sauces onto our dinners—I don’t mind.

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