Thursday November 10, 1:00pm at 611 Alexander Studios
Charlene Vickers’ cross disciplinary art practice includes mixed media beer case moccasins, performance, painting and sculptural installation, video and sound events to express memory as a conceptual and political site. Her recent works become physical embodiments of memory as tangible markers of her Anishinabe territorial presence. “When walking through the core of downtown Vancouver I am expressing my embodied territory; within each step, a trace of my ancestors is present. I am thinking of my work and where I am from and how to manoeuvre through this world.”
Charlene Vickers is an Anishnabe interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, B.C. Her work spans several mediums including painting, sculpture, video and performance exploring memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1994) and majored in Critical Studies at Simon Fraser University (BA,1998) where she also completed an MFA in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the USA, and is in the permanent collection at MOA at the University of British Colum- bia . In 2016 Vickers was the inaugural Artist in Residence at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver and will exhibit in Vancouver Special Ambivalent Pleasures ( curated by Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee) group exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vickers has been an active member of the Board of Directors at grunt gallery since 2012.
Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.