Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ArtNow for April 2015


KarileeFuglem

Karen Elaine Spencer


Karilee Fuglem

 

Tuesday April  7th, 2015, at 7 pm,

 

in Westmount Public Library

 

 ArtNow Westmount presents:

 

 

Karen Elaine Spencer


Karen Elaine Spencer lives and works in Montreal, Québec. Spencer’s work questions use values and investigates how we, as transient beings, occupy the world we move through. The notion of progress is resisted through the repetition of an action that leads nowhere. Metro-riding, rambling, dreaming, and loitering are among the activities Spencer folds into her practice. Through a détournement of materials or intentions, Spencer intervenes into specific places, where she marks and is marked by spatial and social geographies. In a practice oscillating between work in the street, exhibitions in galleries, and disseminations via the web, her work has been exhibited in Canada, Europe and the U.S.A. Spencer is the recipient of the 2012 Powerhouse Prize.

Karilee Fuglem

 

karileefuglem.com
Originally from British Columbia (with stopovers in Calgary and Toronto), Karilee Fuglem has lived in Montreal since pursuing an MFA at Concordia University in 1989. Her work often takes the form of drawing (drawing from, on, towards), photography (light plus drawing) and spatial installations which expand on these observational practices. In some of these, subtly perceptible materials respond to existing light and air movement, eliciting a watchful attentiveness, such as in her recent exhibition January light, so light at the McClure Gallery. Other places where her work has recently been seen include Circa, 2013; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2013; FOFA, 2012; and the Biennale de Montréal, 2011 (and 1998); as well as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the National Gallery of Canada, who also hold her work in their collections. She is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, where she has exhibited regularly since 2003.