Thursday, August 17, 2017

now on and upcoming fall season

This summer go see new Ovoid Traces at Gallery 1515 and Fazakas Gallery!

photo credit Alex Gibson
So upcoming events, performances and solo exhibition to announce. My Diviners cedar spear works will be travelling to Montreal for the Third Gesture of the Woodland School Wood Land School: Kahatènhston tsi na’tetiátere ne Iotohrkó:wa tánon Iotohrha | Drawing a Line from January to December at SBC Galerie D'Art Contemporain from for the fall/winter season.

I am working on a new collaborative installation work with Cathy Busby for group exhibition,Ground Signals at Surrey Art Gallery Sept 23-Dec 10. Curated by Jordan Strom and Roxanne Charles, with artists: Ruth Beer, Roxanne Charles, Marie Côté, Lindsay Dobbin, Richard Fung, Brandon Gabriel and Ostwelve, Farheen HaQ, Peter Morin, Valérie d. Walker and Bobbi L. Kozinuk. We are planning a performance for the opening night on Sept 23rd, at 8:15. Looking forward to it!

Plus I have a solo exhibition coming up at ACE ART in Winnipeg.(October 20-Nov??) This will be a combination of paintings, mixed media boot works with felt foot traces and new felt Ovoid Traces. A bit of a vacation for my art over to some good Ojibway traditional lands and peeps! I am really looking forward to this one!

photo credit Marianne Bourcheix-Laporte
Plus I am speaking about my work at the Painting Symposium at SFU on September 29th. This is going to rock as I am going to be speaking on this panel with one of my heroes Jane Ash-Poitras! September 29th, look out for it.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Group Exhibition at Gallery 1515

I am continuing to show the moccasin installation and some new Ovoid Traces at Gallery 1515 until September 8th. Go and check it out friends!

In the company of Amanda Arcuri, Amir Aziz, Matt Sesow, Monique Motut-Firth and Sarvenaz Amanat.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Reclamation until July 7th

Posting some images from my solo exhibition at Gallery 1515 in Vancouver, BC. Up until July 7th, Mon-Fri 10-5. Closed weekends or by appointment.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

"Reclamation" June 1-July 7 2017 at Gallery 1515, Vancouver, BC

Please join me for the opening night reception of my upcoming solo exhibition "Reclamation"

RECLAMATION features the work of Charlene Vickers, an artist of Anishnabe background from Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation currently living and working in Vancouver. Using painting, textiles and installation to explore the intersection between the contemporary and the traditional, Vickers considers her Ojibway ancestry, racial perception, authenticity, viewership and commodification. In examining the social and cultural significance inherent to objects, Vickers uses repetition, juxtaposition and abstraction to create new objects that investigate memory, territory and culture. With a strong attention to detail and material, Vickers actively references traditional Ojibway artistic techniques in the precision of her process and the shape of her compositions. Her work embodies a process of discovery, both of the self, and of the past and present.

​ CHARLENE VICKERS attended Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design to study painting and holds a BA in Critical Studies and an MFA in Contemporary Arts, both from Simon Fraser University. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Amsterdam, New York City and Indianapolis, and locally at Grunt Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery, and most recently at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the exhibition Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. Vickers’ work is held in the permanent collection of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver. Gallery 1515, West 7th ave. Vancouver, BC, V6J 1S1 ​ Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Weekends by appointment only ​