& Anna Garner
April 10–11, 2015
April 10, 7pm
HAUNT presents Therapeutic Drawings, featuring works on paper by Deborah Edmeades, live performances by Emmalena Fredriksson and video works by Anna Garner. The exhibition considers the potentially transformative effect of the gestural impulse, both heartfelt and absurd. Through the embodiment of extravagant directives, athletic challenges and personal limitations, the artists create or hypothesize an enhanced awareness of self, proposed in this context as beneficial to either enactor or observer.
Deborah Edmeades is an artist currently based in Vancouver. The objects, works on paper, photography and video that comprise recent projects have evolved from a long practice of performance that, at times, has continued outside of an artistic or academic context and into therapeutic or esoteric experiments. Born in the UK, Edmeades has since spent equal time in both Johannesburg and New York City. Her work was recently included in exhibitions In This Together and Here to There, both at Access Gallery, and has toured internationally as part of History of Disappearance: From the Archives of Franklin Furnace and as part of Martha Wilson’s Staging the Self curated by Peter Dykhuis. In 2014, she completed an MFA at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Emmalena Fredriksson is a dance artist currently based in Vancouver. Born in Sweden, she studied at Balettakademien in Umeå before graduating from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in Austria. She is currently experimenting with visual art modes as an entry-point into dancemaking while completing her MFA at Simon Fraser University. Her work was included in the recent group exhibition Dress Code In Effect at Access Gallery as well as in An Exact Vertigo, a critical text and contemporary dance series and residency at UNIT/PITT Projects. She has presented choreographic work, performed and taught internationally, including as an artist in residence with Daghdha Dance Company in Ireland and as an Associate Lecturer in Choreography at Falmouth University, UK.
Anna Garner is an artist currently based in Tucson whose practice encompasses photography, video, performance, and sculpture. She received her BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and her MFA at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her work is based in performances that explore the awareness of personal limitations and self-control, focusing on physical challenges that investigate how the body can be shaped, sensed, relied upon or distrusted. Recent shows include video screenings at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, and the group exhibition ContaminActions at Sala degli Archi in Livorno, Italy. In 2014 Anna was awarded residencies at The Showhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME, and at Anderson Ranch Art Centre, CO.
1 East Hastings Street
April 10, 7–11pm
April 11, 12–5pm
or by appointment