• Elaine - Derya Akay and Anne Low
  • Elaine
    Derya Akay
    & Anne Low


    Event date:
    May 28, 5-9pm


  • HAUNT presents Elaine, a special event by Derya Akay and Anne Low. A shared meal prepared by the artists initiates the basis for gathering. Set amid sculptural, drawn and printed works in HAUNT’s recently cleared garage, Elaine situates itself between the artist’s studio and the kitchen counter—informal spaces activated through making. Elaine is generous, offering things to eat—a cornucopia of roasted fare—and the fruits of our labour. Gone are the cobwebs that swathed the rough shack, its walls now prepared surfaces for potatoes, flowers, beets, and bread.

    Donations greatly appreciated.

    Derya Akay (b, 1988, Istanbul, Turkey) is an artist living in Vancouver. His recent solo exhibitions include Painting with Light, Kunstverein Toronto, 2015; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Supper, Centre A, Vancouver, 2014; anewground, The Apartment, Vancouver, 2013; and Wall Blobs at the Terasaki Gallery in Kofu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan, 2013. He received the 2016 Portfolio Prize Emerging Artist Award, Vancouver, and was shortlisted for the 2015 RBC Emerging Artists People’s Choice Award at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Recent group exhibitions include Geometry of Knowing Part I, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Vancouver, 2015; the 2014 CASV Emerging Artist Prize Exhibition, Access Gallery, Vancouver; and Proof 20 at Gallery 44, Toronto, 2014.

    Anne Low is based in Vancouver, Canada. Solo exhibitions include Some Rugs and Blankets, The Taut and the Tame, Berlin, 2012 and Women’s Assembly: Two Scenes from a Radio Play, Hex Projects, London, 2008. Her work was included in the group exhibition Reading the Line at The Western Front, Vancouver in 2015 and her collaboration with Evan Calder Williams, A Fine Line of Deviation, was shown at Issue Project Room, New York in 2016. She has collaborated with The Grantchester Pottery as part of The Grantchester Pottery Paints the Stage, Jerwood Space, London, 2015; ARTIST DECORATORS, ICA, London, 2013 and Studio Wares, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, 2013. Her weavings made in collaboration with Gareth Moore were shown as part of his work A place, near the buried canal for dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, 2012.

    TEXTS:

    “Anticipating Elaine” by Jenn Jackson

    “The Work We Do When Work Is Done” by Lucien Durey

  • Event at:
    HAUNT garage
    (entrance in yard)

  • Elaine - Derya Akay and Anne Low
  • Elaine - Derya Akay and Anne Low
  • Elaine - Derya Akay and Anne Low