Kasper Feyrer, a scrapbook of popcorn, 2023, digital illustration. Courtesy the artist.

Kasper Feyrer and Lucas Clarke Artist Talk with Book Launch

SAT DEC 2 / 2 – 4PM  
Audain Gallery

Join artist Kasper Feyrer and SFU Glassblower Lucas Clarke for a talk and tour of the exhibition, Turn Toward. Facilitated by SFU Galleries Curator Kristy Trinier, Feyrer and Clarke will share their experiences in creating the glass artworks for the exhibition.

This event will feature the launch of Kasper Feyrer’s publication a scrapbook of popcorn, co-published by SFU Galleries with Publication Studio 66B/Edmonton. A limited-edition series of hand-bound publications with full colour illustrations will be available for purchase at the launch (and online at sfugalleries.ca), with a black and white edition available through the Publication Studio network thereafter.

Kasper Feyrer was born in lək̓ʷəŋən Territory, and now lives and works in the unceded lands of the səlilwətaɬ, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Peoples. They root their practice in an embodied engagement with celluloid filmmaking and sculpture, with emphasis on the body’s relationship to these media. Feyrer graduated with a Meisterschülerin from the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany in 2010, and received a Bachelor of Media Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in 2004. They have held solo exhibitions at Dazibao, Montreal (2019); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2018); POTTS, Los Angeles (2017); Western Front, Vancouver (2014); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2012); and Artspeak, Vancouver (2010). Their work has been included in group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2017, 2016); the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2013); and Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2012). In collaboration with artist Tamara Henderson, Feyrer has presented exhibitions at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2016); Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016); Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia (2015); and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2013).

Lucas Clarke is an artisanal glassblower, adept with complex glass art production techniques, including flameworking, lampworking, hand-torch and other methods for working with the medium of glass. Originally trained in Alberta with Keith Walker, Clarke now mentors other glass artists at Terminal City Glass. Clarke is a professional glassblower at the Science Technical Centre at Simon Fraser University, where he designs and constructs all custom scientific glassware and equipment for the university teaching and research programs. Besides glass-blowing, he also creates glass to metal seals, works with quartz, produces double walled custom glassware and produces specialized glass equipment designed for departments spanning Archeology, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Lucas Clarke recently collaborated with artist Kasper Feyrer in the glass production of artworks for Feyrer’s exhibition, Turn Toward at SFU Galleries.