We are thrilled to welcome Victoria-based tattoo artist and illustrator Andréa Searle as our featured artist for this summer’s MAKE/SPACE Mural Project!
We spent the first half of July eagerly awaiting the submission deadline, and weren’t disappointed by the myriad talented artists whose mural proposals graced our inbox.
This January, Toronto-based artist Ness Lee brings a new mural to Open Space!
The foyer mural will climb the entrance stairwell to the gallery, and is the third of such projects to welcome visitors into the gallery in the past three years. Previous stairwell murals include work by Victoria-based mural artist Jesse Campbell and conceptual artist Garry Neill Kennedy.
Lee’s artistic repertoire and reputation has grown in recent years in their homebase of Toronto, where they have painted murals across the city, amassing a social media following along the way.
(UN)PRODUCTIVE is a zine project that addresses the entanglement of artmaking and capitalist notions of productivity and labour, particularly while in a pandemic. Attempting to pull away from artistic pressures around maximizing time, profitability, and production, we asked eight artists to play with what (un)productive art means to them.
October 9, 2020-January 16, 2021 Open Space presents LAND BACK, a group exhibition featuring the work of artists Nicole Neidhardt, Lacie Burning, Chandra Melting Tallow, and Whess Harman, curated by Eli Hirtle.