We are extremely excited to announce that local artists James Harry and Lauren Brevner ( KWIKWI art and design) will join us as artists-in-residence until August 2023.
About the artists ‘Bringing together seemingly disparate fields of time and moments of overlooked entanglements into a relation of visibility is likewise an important aspect of the work of the artist collective KWIKWI. For nearly a decade, Lauren Brevner and James Nexw’Kalus-Xwalacktun Harry have collaborated on slow, meditative compositions that invite cross-cultural dialogue and embrace multiple expressions of personal, political, social and spiritual practice.
While acknowledging their individual histories and embodied knowledge, Brevner and Harry explore familial relations, stories of belonging and mutual healing. They consider the intersections of their backgrounds as a place for dreaming and weaving an anachronistic orientation of futures—a powerful process to awaken transformations and move forward in a good way. Aspects of each artist’s identity merge and intersect within their practice, to form charged moments of interconnection between the pasts that we know and the ones that we intrinsically feel from within. Both Brevner and Harry ascribe to the belief that there are multiple ways of knowing and understanding one’s relationship to the horizon in which one stands, and that connections with ancestors bring together threads of knowledge to frame such relations.’
James and Lauren will create pieces for their next art show in our space. You can find them on the second level at the south end of The Quay. The space will not be open to visitors, but you can view them working through the windows.