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  • Thu 16th Jun, 2022 until Sun 10th Jul, 2022Neon Beige: Laura Rosengren - Jun 30th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Neon Beige: Laura Rosengren

    Neon Beige is a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Laura Rosengren. This recent body of work explores hiddenness and home through the lens of the maternal. The paintings are rooms that one can peer into but not quite see. The crowded space of the interior is a soft place to hide – perhaps also a preserving, a pickling. But hiding, if correctly done, is embryonic. And it will open, become porous and permeate public. Much of the research for this project has taken place in Rosengren’s home, using the physical actions and constraints of early motherhood to bring attention to how she makes paintings. The work is mapped by rapid calculations and measurements – the length of a TV show or nap, the space between meals and baths. The rhythms of making are shaped by the realities of caregiving, such as constant interruptions, and diverted attention. Her process also incorporates domestic work, the repetitive labour of hands: scrubbing, stitching, grooming and washing as method for painting. Something is being done and undone and re-done, every day, and out of the apparent futility, something also continuous and forming. Transposing the performance and rituals of domestic labour into painting both highlights unseen work but also undermines painting’s legacy of masculinity with its heroic and solitary gestures. Rosengren would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts a... read more...

  • Coming Up

  • Fri 1st Jul, 2022FIRE! with Thus Owls - Jun 30th @ Vinyl Envy

    FIRE! with Thus Owls

    An evening of Nordic Canadian experimental music. Fire! ..... the Nordic experimental supergroup formed in 2009 by the core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and Andreas Werlin (drums) who joined together to develop a fresh approach to improvised music drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise. First time in western Canada. Thus Owls ..... are a Swedish-Canadian experimental indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife duo Simon and Erika Angell ( guitar and voice ) joined with Samuel Holy ( drums ). One of Canada’s most creative acts that are always evolving with fresh musical language. Thank you CRD Feed the Arts read more...

  • Thu 14th Jul, 2022 until Wed 10th Aug, 2022Found in Translation: Mao Projects - Jun 30th @ the fifty fifty arts collective

    Found in Translation: Mao Projects

    In collaboration with the Bonnie Mccomb Kreye residency and funded by the BC Arts Council, The Fifty Fifty presents "Found in Translation" by Artists Mao Chen and Chris Savage; Mao Projects Opening Reception: July 14th, 7-10pm Drawing inspiration from the art + craft history and our own cultural backgrounds we present an installation of ceramic works that examines cross cultural communication through narrative forms. Referencing classical ceramic forms, ornamental and pop cultural symbols, and an abstract painterly application of glaze, the works provide a pluralistic vision indicative of our individual and shared experiences. Our collaborative approach aims to find both the connections and points of friction between the variety of references from different cultures and periods. We utilize fragments from cartoons, abstract painting, still life painting and traditional ceramics that interest us for their ability to convey visual information and present potential narrative meaning through themes of time, greed, sharing and growth. The colourful glazes appear both alluring like a multicoloured lollipop and repulsive like a build up of chewed gum, combined with the graphic drawings of bugs, fruits and animals, allow the narrative to extend from one piece to the next in an open ended and nonlinear format. The blending together of these references, we feel, re-contextualizes th... read more...

  • Wed 20th Jul, 2022Eventide presented by the fifty fifty arts collective - Jun 30th @ Centennial Square

    Eventide presented by the fifty fifty arts collective

    Eventide Music Series makes its return to Centennial Square in our 9th installment of this series. Come join us on the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people's now known as the Esquimalt and Songhees nations for a kick off of this series! the fifty fifty arts collective's own Jzero Schuurman returns as a curator bringing an all electronic bill to Centennial Square. Joining us is. Max Ulis [VAN] (live PA) https://soundcloud.com/maxulis Landscape Body Machine [VIC] https://landscapebodymachine.bandcamp.com/ SEX [NAN] https://sexband.bandcamp.com/releases LOVE ISLAND AFTER PARTY AT LUCKY BAR 9PM TIL LATE $10 featuring Max Ulis (DJ Set) Neil Jam3s DJ Robbie Audio Osmosis Victoria Beer Society will be on hand to provide liquor sales with 19+ verification. Eventide is a free, all ages, concert series weekly on Wednesday evenings in Centennial Square put on by CFUV 101.9 FM & The City of Victoria This event is generously sponsored by CRD Feed the Arts promo art by Juliana Carlevaris read more...