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prOphecy sun, “Traces of Motherhood,” 2016. Still from video installation.

Opening Saturday, April 30, noon to 3pm
Curated by Gabriel Saloman

Art & Parenthood considers the social, material and aesthetic relationship that parenthood has to art-making. In spite of its enormous effect on a person’s life, in particular for those who bring a child to term, parenthood and child raising is often made invisible within the art world. Yet it has a tremendously transformative influence, positively and negatively, on the act of creation and the material conditions of art-making for parents. The exhibition Art & Parenthood is an attempt to produce a platform for articulating these experiences, exhibiting art made about – or in the context of – parenting, and challenging the exclusions that separate children from contemporary art.

This exhibition is part a larger frame of programming at UNIT/PITT celebrating its 40th anniversary by imagining the possibilities of cultural production 40 years from now.

There are few acts more committed to the future than to consciously bring into the world and raise a child.

Marc DeLong is a self-taught artist. His work has been displayed at Colette, Paris, France; Abel Neue Kunst Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Perugi Art Contemporenea, Padova, Italy; Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; ACME, Los Angeles; Spencer-Brownstone Gallery, Ed. Varie, Little Cakes, New York; Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA. DeLong currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Dream the Combine is a studio committed to art and architecture as sites of interaction. Jennifer Newsom Carruthers and Tom Carruthers formed their partnership in 2013 after earning their Masters degrees at the Yale School of Architecture and working in New York and London for a variety of award-winning art and architecture practices (artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Adjaye Associates, Deborah Berke and Partners, & Gwathmey Siegel Associates Architects). They are based in Vancouver, BC and Minneapolis, MN.

M. Rattray & Eloise: M. Rattray is a Vancouver based artist working in abstraction, print and textiles. He holds a PhD in Art History, specializing in Contemporary Art, Globalization and theoretical anarchism. Currently he is the Senior Editor at Adbusters Magazine. Eloise Williams Rattray makes things.

Coming from the Tsimshian Territory, born of Metis/Cree and Tsimshian/Gitksan descent, Skeena Reece has been working in the arts since 1996. Now, her multi-disciplinary practice includes: performance art, spoken word, humor, “sacred clowning”, writing, singing, songwriting, video art and arts administration.

prOphecy sun’s interdisciplinary performance practice threads together both conscious and unconscious choreographies, sound, and environment, to create exploratory works that invoke deep body memory and draw from an interior landscape of dreams. She is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University, recent recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Award and a founding member of Dance Troupe Practice (current resident at the Pandora Park Fieldhouse).

Gabriel Saloman is a Vancouver based artist working in sound, text, visual and time-based practices. He has participated in numerous collaborative projects including Red76, the STAG Library and the Lower Mainland Painting Co. As a musician he has performed internationally as both a soloist and one half of the group Yellow Swans, and currently composes music for contemporary dance.

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