The Jockey is a Peacock in the World of Sport
THE JOCKEY IS A PEACOCK IN THE WORLD OF SPORT
Upcoming event – March 23, 2016
THE POST IMAGE RESEARCH CLUSTER PRESENTS:
KAREN KRAVEN – THE JOCKEY IS A PEACOCK IN THE WORLD OF SPORT
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
1515 Saint Catherine Street W.
EV Building, Room 10.715
Karen Kraven will focus her discussion on abstraction of the body (pattern, camouflage, optical illusion and distortion) through her current research surrounding costumes and clothing worn for carnival, sport and dance. Geometric Abstraction, rooted in movements of Concretism and Op Art, now summons an antiquated technological fervour mixed with a contemporary desire to disappear.
The research began recently while in residency in Rio de Janeiro, in the context of the international residency program of the art centre Diagonale and will continue with an upcoming residency in New York City in collaboration with the Dance Notation Bureau and the Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec.
Found image, The Jockey is a Peacock in the World of Sport in Sports Illustrated, August 30, 1954, photographed by Richard Meek
Karen Kraven is an artist currently based in Montréal. Her installations include found images, photography and sculpture that reference sports and camouflage through investigations of clothing, sports equipment and abstract patterns. Photographs and images are a way to think about form through an exploration of optical illusions and large scale transformations in works that sometimes combine direct photography, scanning and appropriation.
Recent solo exhibitions include the ICA at the Maine College of Art, Portland, Mercer Union and 8eleven, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Darling Foundry and Centre Clark, Montréal. Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Clint Roenisch Gallery and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. Upcoming this fall is a group exhibition at La Friche, Marseilles. Her work belongs to numerous collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, RBC, TD Bank Group and Banque Nationale. Kraven has participated in residencies at Largo das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Banff Centre, Alberta. She has received numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Québec Council for the Arts and is represented by Parisian Laundry in Montréal.