Reception // November 17 2018 at 3:30pm
Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need is a two person exhibition that brings together artists Adrienne Crossman and Jane Trash. Showing new and collaborative works the pair explore the complicated ways in which contemporary queers traverse a myriad of categories and labels to create a personal understanding of identity.
Please join us for the closing reception on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018, from 3:30-5:00.
This exhibition is presented by Femme Wave Feminist Arts Festival. Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival that takes place on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Nakoda (Stoney), and Tsuut’ina, also known as Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds. The festival takes place annually across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception.
Adrienne Crossman is an artist and curator working and living in Windsor, Ontario. Her practice involves the exploration of non-normative and non-binary objects, characters and spaces, with a specific interest in queer potentialities within the non-human. Crossman creates queer interventions through the manipulation of digital media and popular culture and by locating queer sensibilities in the everyday. She is a sessional professor at McMaster University and holds an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Windsor, and a BFA in Integrated Media with a Minor in Digital and Media Studies from OCAD University.
Jane Trash graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2004 with a BFA in Printmaking. Since then she co-founded a silkscreen based merchandising company, Jiffy-T, was an operational co-owner at Tubby Dog, is heavily involved with all ages promotion in the Calgary punk rock scene and was voted Top-40-Under-40 in Avenue Magazine (2013) for her involvement in the community and various charity work. Trash’s interest and exploration of puppet fabrication lead to an introductory puppet seminar in LA at Michael Earl’s Puppet School in 2014. Trash is on the Board of The New Gallery and she is currently working at Alberta College of Art & Design as the Educational Art Technician of Print Media.