The rOGUE Gallery Presents, Funk Dancing For Self Defence | Lily Taylor
April – May 2021
Funk Dancing For Self Defence employs satire to imagine the future of entertainment by envisioning what tv-shows, movies, storytelling, and commercial appeal will look like after an oversaturated and sensationalist market.
Lily Taylor is an illustrator & multidisciplinary artist living in St. John’s, Canada. She earned a BDes majoring in Illustration and minoring in printmaking from OCAD University. She graduated with the Project 31 Illustration award. Lily was born and raised in Stratford, Ontario and moved to St. John’s in September 2018. Lily has worked freelance for a number of clients and shown at a number of galleries both in Toronto and St. John’s.
The rOGUE Gallery Presents,We Approach but We Never Fully Arrive | Faune Ybarra
We Approach but We Never Fully Arrive uses sound installations, altered text and performance to communicate mixed feelings of alienation and attempts to belong to a foreign, not so foreign, land. This show proposes an alternative communication cycle for human and non-human communication that is inclusive of the environments we inhabit. Letting go of the search for meaning, in We Approach but We Never Fully Arrive the experience of sound as travelling vibrations is prioritized over the potential meaning deriving from it. This exhibition invites the audience to deterritorialize the space situating themselves at the margins of the communication cycle to discover new ways for place-making.
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 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 “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 site-specificity at Simon Fraser University as part of the MFA cohort in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has performed, exhibited, and spoken about her practice at galleries and conferences such as PULP Gallery, Grenfell Art Gallery, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and SpokenWeb symposium.