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AiR Talks: Drew Pardy | Faune Ybarra

Thursday, May 28th & Friday, May 29th, 6:00- 7:00 PM

As both of our Spring 2020 AiR’s residencies are coming to an end, we wanted to invite you to come share conversation and learn about the discoveries and development of each artist’s practice.

Please note that this event serves as two separate talks. See below for the date per artist. To access the Zoom link, please register your email in the form found here:

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Drew Pardy: between folds/ in motion
Thursday, May 28th, 6pm Newfoundland Time

Drew Pardy is a visual artist from Newfoundland, Canada, who’s work explores the importance of human/object connections and the value these relationships may hold. Pardy often uses textiles as a medium to initiate performative gestures and public installation, in attempt to create positive community spaces. These spaces act as incubators where sustainable networks and tight-knit communities may form organically. She has exhibited her work provincially and internationally in group/juried exhibitions at venues such as Grenfell Art Gallery, the Tina Dolter Gallery, and PULP Gallery in Corner Brook, NL, St. Michael’s Printshop in St John’s, Newfoundland, Gatehouse Arts in Harlow, England, and Brooklyn Art Library in New York.


Faune Ybarra: The Archive of Embodied Displacement: Diasporic Gestures Performing the Archive
Date: TBH

Currently located in Vancouver, Faune Ybarra is a time-based artist originally from Oaxaca and Mexico City, Mexico. Due to the experiences of constantly moving and adapting Faune has conceived of her body as a site of translation from where she attempts to communicate with other people and the non-human. Focusing on questioning the understanding of communication beyond our human constructs of language, Faune works with “portable formats” such as video, sound, performance, and photo-based practices. She holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and she is currently expanding her research/practice on the interrelation of displacement and diasporic gestures at Simon Fraser University as part of the MFA cohort in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has developed, performed, exhibited, and spoken about her practice at galleries, artist-run centres, and conferences such as PULP Gallery, ArtStarts, Grenfell Art Gallery, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and SpokenWeb symposium.