Prior to the opening reception of the Shooger-Khot-ed exhibition at Urban Shaman Gallery, we invite you to come down and mingle with artists Bret Parenteau, Catherine Forest and Jessica Canard at our Shoog-er Kan-dee Pop-Up Shop at the Cre8ery Gallery and Studio. While the exhibition running from June 7 until July 20 showcase specific works, the pop up shop is the perfect time and space to come delve into these three emerging artists’ other works. Not only will they be to selling their artwork but they will also be available to answer any questions about their practice and you know, the usual things artists do…like give autographs.
Bret Parenteau is currently interning for ARP books in Winnipeg and is the Head of Male Activity label based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has performed extensively in Winnipeg with his many projects, B.P, Gashkadin and Karòshi. Also collaborative projects with Body of Intrigue & Bedroom Suite. Notable performances include Send and Receive festival (2018), Cluster: New Music and Integrated Arts Festival (2018), Temporal Contours (2018), Blinkers Art & Project Space (2018, Nuit Blanche) & Forthwith Festival (2019). His artistic practice focuses primarily on schematic collages that he adapts for cassette releases and visuals/music videos made for projects on his label. His artwork has been shared with Plug-in Institute of Contemporary Art, Urban Shaman and is also a part of private collections.
Catherine Forest graduated from St Pierre Collegiate, MB in 2009 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brandon University in 2014. Her thesis exhibition, Connect the Drops (2014), surrounded the theme of water; it’s importance to our survival and our responsibilities to take care of the resources that sustain us and all other ecological systems of the earth. Forest’s practice is primarily in ceramics and drawing. She sells her crafts of her ceramics, prints and originals of oil paintings, pointillism drawing and cards under the name Terra Catta.
Jessica Canard is a Multimedia Visual Artist with a focus on creating murals and making art with people. Born and currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she creates art full time since completing her Bachelor of Business and Administration degree from the University of Winnipeg in June 2017. With her art practice she wants to share skills, ideas, and experiences through the creation or facilitation of art. Her roots are from Sagkeeng First Nation where she uses art to explore, reclaim, and bridge this part of her heritage with urban living. Jessica knew what she loved at a young age and has followed that passion which led her to facilitating art workshops for youth at the age of 17 for Graffiti Art Programming Inc. as a way of giving back for all the opportunities she has received. In 2012, at the age of 21 her personal work was purchased by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in partnership with the Michaelle Jean Foundation, at 24 she created her first out of province collaborative mural for Unceded Voices: Anti-Colonial Street Artists Convergence, and at 27 she created her first international mural commissioned by the University of Arizona’s Women’s Resource Centre.
And don’t forget the Urban Shaman Gallery opening [shooger-koht-ed] later that night. Reception at 8pm till 11pm, but opened earlier for First Friday! https://www.facebook.com/events/392762324644620/?event_time_id=392762327977953