The rOGUE Gallery Presents, INFESTATION | Georgia Dawkin
October 10th – November 21st
INFESTATION is an exploration of the overwhelming thoughts and anxieties that exist in a person’s mind and inhibit their daily lives. In nature a multitude of toads or frogs is an indicator of a healthy, thriving, ecosystem. While naturally they may be an indicator of well being, INFESTATION exhibits the toads as an invasion of space and thought. Georgia uses a combination of photos and 200+ plexiglass toads to signify a falsified stable environment while simultaneously becoming a projection of her own unstable mind.
Georgia Dawkin is an interdisciplinary emerging artist currently working towards completing her BFA at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. Originally from British Columbia, Georgia moved to St. John’s in 2015 to study psychology and neuroscience, later transferring to the Grenfell Visual Arts program in Corner Brook where she currently resides. Her practice explores ideas of home, belonging, her personal experiences with mental illness, and she was awarded the Ellen Rusted Award for Print Media in 2018. She is an avid community arts participant and also works with the Grenfell Art Gallery as a gallery assistant.
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.