April White – Every day I wake up
Every day I wake up is an installation exploring the actions and experiences of everyday life. Through watercolour and video, April White sensationalizes and memorializes a repetitive non-event: waking up. In his anthology The Everyday, Stephen Johnstone states that an aesthetic focus on everyday life may bring “overlooked aspects of lived experience into visibility.” Here White makes the quotidian visible.
Opening reception: Friday, May 1st at 7pm
About the artist:
April White is an artist, arts worker, curator, and collector originally from Nova Scotia. She received her BFA majoring in Visual Arts with a special interest in printmaking, performance, and sculpture from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. After graduating, April was awarded with the Don Wright Scholarship at St. Michael’s Printshop as well as an NLAC grant to continue with her art practice in St. John’s. As well, April has worked at Eastern Edge Gallery as Assistant Director and most recently as Art Marathon Festival Manager. White’s artistic interest has often centred around her attachment to memories particularly in her relationships to objects and people. More recently, however, White has been investigating the various ways one can document and sensationalize an everyday action, whether it be through watercolour, performance, video, photography, sculpture, or printmaking.