Beyond the Selfie to the Self art exhibition – TRU Newsroom
Meet a number of the 15 TRU visual arts students making up the exhibition Beyond the Selfie to the Self.
Open to everyone, this is an opportunity to learn more about the processes these artists use, their influences and inspirations, to network with others and to talk about art in specific and general terms.
The exhibition and the artists
This exhibition interrogates the notion of self in multiple contexts. This exhibition emerges from the artists’ shared experience in photography courses during the past two years.
From the photographs created while both studying fundamental photographic techniques and a variety of alternative processes and formats, a theme emerged: investigations of identity–personal, social and cultural.
Specific preoccupations included the evolution and discovery of personal identity and freeing oneself from limiting social conventions.
Laura Brede examines of social stereotypes in her images.
Kirat Singh Guraya provides self-portraits that explore possible selves through costume.
Diana Peng uses the metaphor of discarding social masks.
Kyra Grubb and Aysha Cross create images of profound vulnerability and re-birth.
Heather Across the Mountain Lewis, Elizabeth Spike and Katt Elkins embrace cultural identity through the colonized history of indigenous people and the Indigenous cultural renaissance that is happening locally and globally.
Dylan Stinson uses liquid light to dramatically evoke the feeling of skater feeling of catching some air.
Lyn Richards looks for an essence of self through images distorted by solarisation.
The photographs of Ma Junxiang, Stephanie Morrison and Marisa Drayton create a quirky imagining of the self and familiar others in the environment.
Kelsey Blockland playfully consider who else might be out there.
Laurie Mackie and her complex artist’s book of photographs and poetry evokes moments in daily life.
Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Cache Creek to Spences Bridge Hills
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Sunrise Mountain Ramble – Kamloops Trails
Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: For climate’s sake, save the peat!
Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Embleton Trails – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 6:02 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Fossil fuel industry faces an overdue reckoning
Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Island Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Lac du Bois Loop Route
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 3:25 pm - Darryl Schmidt posted a reply on Grand Finale of the Kamloops Symphony’s “Running The Symphony” Initiative
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Ragged Red Ridge Reverse Route
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Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
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Thu Jul 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
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