Sarah Pupo & Kandis Friesen – Doubletake
Part residency, part studio, and part exhibition, Doubletake is a live visual call and response between two animators, demystifying the animation process by allowing research, experimentation, and ‘finished’ work to coexist in a gallery setting.
Read the exhibition essay by Sarah Smellie.
Opening reception + Artist talk: May 23, 7pm
About the artists:
Born and raised in the prairies, Kandis Friesen is an artist and cultural worker based in Montréal. Working from an interdisciplinary approach to both drawing and moving image, her practice looks to sites of ethno-national and cultural articulations, diasporic language and translation, and the role of document and archive in constructions of public memory. Friesen has exhibited locally and internationally at various festivals and galleries, including recent projects with DARE-DARE (Montréal), Fuse magazine (Toronto), and MIX (New York), and recently received the CALQ-Québec Artist In Residence at The Banff Centre for the Arts in 2014.
Sarah Pupo’s work integrates painting and drawing, installation and self-taught, provisional animation techniques. Her approach to making things prioritizes intuition, ritual, associative thinking and the flux of chance and control. She has exhibited at galleries and artist run centres locally and internationally. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at articule (Montreal), participation in the Symposium of Contemporary Art in Baie-Saint-Paul and residencies in Iceland, Finland and the Yukon. Pupo lives and works in Montreal, Quebec where she completed her MFA at Concordia University.