Jan Little

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DAVID GARNEAU – $2,000 Jan Little learned to create life in Emily Carr University’s film animation department, and has carried those tools into her current painting practice. Whether the piece is playful or studious, the focus of her art practice now is learning to be honest, to create something that truly describes her …


Kevin Lanthier

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Istanbul Specials | 18″ x 45″ | Archival pigment print backmounted to aluminum “Istanbul Specials” is an addendum to my exhibition series The Special, which features digitally crafted, imaginary, hyper-real streetscapes of Vancouver houses, including the ubiquitous and derisively named “Vancouver Specials”. Here, I explore how a ubiquitous housing style in a major world city with a distinctively different cultural …


Alexis Kondra

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Porch 1 | 11″ x 9″ x 3″ | Mixed media, handmade minaitures “Porch 1” is a representation of a fictional 1960’s home or farm house with an enclosed porch filled with old objects and dead plants. The house and its belongings are composed almost entirely of every day items such as popsicle sticks, paper, cardstock, sand paper and embroidery …


Brigitta Kocsis

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

BK2968 (Contingent Bodies) | 18″ x 24″ | Acrylic on canvas “Contingent Bodies” focuses on the representation of bodies in transformation, both organic and unfamiliar. Fragmented bodies emerge in the play between abstraction and figuration, embedded in perpetual rootlessness, containing exile and otherness within themselves. These polymorphic figures confront sexual and cultural categorization, recasting the body as part imaginary and …


Eric Klemm

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Workshop | 22″ x 16″ | Photography, digital colour print The shot was taken at a horse barn in the Nelson area of B.C. in spring 2017. ericklemm.com


Garry Kaye

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | THE ALLIANCE OF SALT SPRING ARTISTS (ASA) AWARD – $1,000 WINNER | PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, 1ST PRIZE – $3,000 Garry was born into a large third-generation family on Salt Spring Island. Vast amounts of time spent on the then less-populated island, many years of farming and years spent simply living there have shaped the development of a different …


John David James

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Image_14.1.4. (landscape with cattle 1818) | 32″ x 48″ | C-print with acrylic This work considers the idea that ‘place’ can be not only an intersection between human and natural locations but also a framework that emanates from a state of mind and a condition of history. The final image uses the photograph of an original sculpture as a canvas, …


Helga Jakobson

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Arachne’s Sonifier | 55″ x 8″ x 17″| Phototransisters, motor, oak, 3D print, spiderwebs “Arachne’s Sonifier” is an instrument which plays real spiderwebs. Through working with the material doomed to mythology’s Arachne and her progeny, I’m attempting to address feelings of reverence for the environment, the beauty of the ephemeral and loss, while creating new methods of engagement with one …

Noelle Hamlyn

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

A Tale I Could Unfold – On the Road | 40″ x 18″ x 3″ | Hand spun book pages Hands awaken black marks on dusty pages. Coiled paper root – like, reaches out. A tale unfolds. A Tale I Could Unfold elevates and transforms used books through the meticulous hand spinning of their printed pages. noellehamlyn.com


Tia Halliday

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Sideshow II | 52″ x 46″ | Aluminum dye sublimation “Sideshow II” is an artifact of an ongoing investigation of how performance can be used to physically negotiate paradigms of painterly abstraction. This research includes physically performing common painterly tropes under dynamically sewn fabric garments which mimic the skin of a painting. The performances are then a re-materialized and pictorially …