The public is invited to join the artists for a Make Art Project Workshop event on March 4, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm at CVAG. Admission to the workshop is by donation.

Montreal based artists Vida Simon and Jack Stanley will be artists in residence at the Comox Valley Art Gallery for the month of March. Vida Simon’s work incorporates various media combined to form site-responsive installations and performances. Her work has been presented internationally, in a wide range of contexts-galleries, hotel rooms, storefronts, theatres, rooftops, a former synagogue, an old horse stable, and a century-old house on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 

Simon says of her practice: “For me drawing is the most direct, fluid form to express my interests in visual storytelling, materiality, and gesture. I approach drawing as an embodied language, a process of excavation, a way of wandering and wondering.”

Jack Stanley is a writer, curator and arts administrator based in Montreal. His interest in institutional critique started in the ‘90s while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since then he has been preoccupied with the issue of place and the often-overlooked significance of context in the production and reception of artworks.