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Upcoming Residencies

Amery Sandford & David Carriere

January 7- February 4 2020

Gentle Barriers

Amery Sandford’s MFA Thesis exhibition SMILING PILE, exhibited at SNAP Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta. 2019

Gentle Barriers is a collaborative interdisciplinary project by Montreal artists Amery Sandford
and David Carriere that combines drawing, 3D modelling, and sound. With these artists coming
from their respective backgrounds of visual arts and music, the project will be an exploration
and intersection of dialogue between contemporary art, video, and pop music. Using Blender, a
3D modelling software, the artists plan create four to seven short animations that will be
accompanied by music scored by Carriere. These animations will be a moment for
experimentation for creating characters that populate the mysterious constructed worlds in
Sandford’s drawn and printed works that investigate cultural spectacle in public space.

Realizing parallel issues that arise in tourist spaces across Canada, Amery Sandford’s work
focuses on regional identity and public understanding of Canadian history. She recently
completed an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University and continues to make prints,
illustrations, and textiles in Montreal, Quebec.
David Carriere is a musician based in Montreal, Quebec. He is a guitarist, songwriter, and
producer for TOPS, a Montreal born pop group that gained international attention after their
debut release Tender Opposites in 2012. He is releasing a new record with TOPS in the spring
of 2020 and has taken the post of producer on a number of projects, most recently Deborah by
Sorry Girls that was released by Arbutus Records in October 2019.
Together David and Amery make music under the name Born At Midnite and are releasing an
EP with Arbutus Records in 2020.


All of this is made possible thanks to our generous core operating sponsors, including Canada Council for the Arts, ArtsNL, The City of St. John’s, and The Cultural Economic Development Program.