Through photography and sculpture, Lorna Bauer explores the relationships of humans to their surroundings. Her site-related projects respond to specific places and contexts, while engaging in material and visual investigations of ideas and experiences generated by the ecologies of lived environments.
The Montreal-based artist has been featured in numerous solo and collective exhibitions at venues such as the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Darling Foundry (Montreal), Franz Kaka (Toronto), and Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery (Athens, Greece). Artist residencies include Despina in Rio de Janeiro, The Récollets in Paris, the Quebec-New York Residency, the Banff Centre, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Bauer’s work is found in public and private collections, including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. In 2019 she received the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award.
Guillaume Adjutor Provost
Born in the Outaouais, Guillaume Adjutor Provost is an interdisciplinary artist who examines the presentation context behind exhibition, collection, and curation. His works explore issues on the periphery of dominant historical discourses, including class consciousness, counterculture, social psychology, and sexual diversity.
He has a doctorate in Art Studies and Practices from the Université de Québec à Montréal, and his work has been presented internationally in France, Austria, Belgium, Scotland, Germany, Lithuania and Spain. In 2021, he will be part of a group exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and will undertake a residency at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium.
Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit, Métis-Saulteaux-Polish visual artist and organizer. Raised on the northwest edge of Win-nipi, Treaty 1 territory, Danger is currently based in tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. The focus of Danger’s artistic practice is Indigenous and Metis visual and erotic sovereignty.
Utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification, by claiming space with their larger-than-life works. Ongoing works explore BDSM and beaded leather fetish masks, as a way of negotiating the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender and refusal, in a consensual and feminist manner.
Sheena Hoszko is a sculptor, anti-prison organizer, and Polish settler living and working in Tio'tia:ke/Mooniyaang/Montréal. Her art practice examines the power dynamics and violence of geographical, architectural, and psychological sites, informed by her family's experiences with incarceration, the military, and mental illness. Employing strategies of post-minimalism to draw attention to the politics of space and material, Hoszko primarily uses rented and reusable materials, which re-enter the world as non-art after a project is complete.
Hoszko has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, A Space in Toronto, and La Ferme du Buisson in Paris. She has held residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, La Cité internationale des arts in Paris, and Villa Magdalena K in Germany. Her writing has appeared in M.I.C.E Magazine and Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins.
Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist who works with comics, drawing, video, performance and sculpture. His comic series, Wendy, chronicles the continuing misadventures of a young artist, in a satirical look at the contemporary art world. Similarly, his sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and videos slip between reality and fiction, reflecting upon the context and anxieties of cultural production, through both autobiographical and material experimentation.
Wendy has appeared in Canadian Art, Art in America, and the New Yorker, and Scott has been featured on CBC’s In the Making series. His latest graphic novel is Wendy: Master of Art.