Residency: May 1 to August 4, 2012
Exhibition: July 13 to August 4
Opening reception and artist talk: July 13, 7 p.m.
Symposium: Representing the Personal, artist talk, June 21, at 7 p.m.
Deirdre Logue (Toronto, ON) is in Victoria this summer participating in a production residency and solo exhibition at Open Space in partnership with MediaNet. Logue will work from a temporary studio, located on site, for the next couple of months preparing for an exhibition of new and recent works.
Open Space has offered me a truly unique engagement; the chance to both produce and present in the same environment, compressing the often forced and generally problematic distances between artist, exhibition space and public. For both the studio component and the show, I hope to unpack the autobiographical notion for a closer examination of the creative process, the labour of existence and the unsettled present tense. – Deirdre Logue
During her time in Victoria, Logue will participate in the symposium Representing the Personal, hosted by MediaNet, June 21 and 22 and set up a satellite Feminist Art Gallery, a project that she codirects with Allyson Mitchell. Logue and Mitchell are contributors to the international conference Civil Partnerships? Queer and Feminist Curating at the Tate Modern in London, UK, May 17 to 19.
Logue is known for her critically engaged self-portraits and performance-based installations, which are infused with a keen sense of humour. Her works explore issues of queer, psychoanalytic, and feminist theory, employing experimental and minimalist production methods to challenge ideas of self-representation. Logue will continue her exploration of these themes in the context of Victoria’s cultural community and share with us her experiences.
Open Space and MediaNet are very pleased to host Deirdre and her contagious energy and generous spirit this summer. Please join us in welcoming her and be sure to drop by Open Space to introduce yourself.