‘Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need’ at Femme Wave in Calgary

Femme Wave presents ‘Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so
you can Better Create What you Need’
- a two-person exhibition by Adrienne Crossman and Jane Trash

U-Hall (community gallery) at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
11:00 - 5:00 Thursday, November 15 - Saturday, November 17
Closing reception on Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018, from 3:30PM-5:00PM.

Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need explores the complicated ways in which contemporary queers traverse a myriad of categories and labels to create a personal understanding of identity. While this exhibition’s run is brief, its impact is large, holding importance for Calgary’s queer and arts communities. 

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.

The U-Hall community gallery at Truck Contemporary Art is up one flight of stairs. Documentation of Show up for the Messiness of how you Feel so you can Better Create What you Need will be available after the festival at femmewave.com and @femmewavevisualarts on Instagram. The washroom is located on the ground level and is gender neutral.

Femme Wave acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Femme Wave is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.

Nuit Chromatic at Usine C

I’ll be showing some of my plexi works at Nuit Chromatic on Saturday, November 3rd at Usine C in Montréal. 

@ Usine C

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:30pm - 3am

Elise Lafontaine (painting)

Nora Rosenthal et Brian D Sokolowski (photo)

Sabrina Ratté (video)

Mel Arsenault (volume)

Adriana Smith (video game)

Adrienne Crossman (installation)

DJ’s - softcoresoft b2b anabasine / DJ Frog / Marone

VJs - 99ftt / Lilith

5$ online (fees included)

10$ at the door

Kapsula: Dispatches

My critical response to the Ideas Digital Forum, held at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, ON on October 12 and 13, is now live over at Kapsula

You can read more about my take on the two day forum at:https://kapsula.ca/ideas/ 

This piece, along with writing from conference contributors will be featured in an expanded PDF publication, in partnership with Kapsula and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, and will be released in early 2019. 

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