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Patrick Treacy

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Monarchs | 48″ x 48″ | Oil on canvas “Monarchs” is based on the classical Greek myth of Actaeon, in which a Goddess turns a transgressive hunte into a stag. I relocate this metamorphosis to the boreal forest I knew as a child: a place that contains narratives of colonial trespass, exploration and settlement, as well as human and non-human …

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Diana Thorneycroft

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

WINNER | JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – JUROR, DENIS LONGCHAMPS – $2,000 Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term …

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Kae Sasaki

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows | 48″ x 48″ | Oil and patina over metal-leaf on panel The way we interpret and represent images, replaying and examining them endlessly, is critical to our perspective. I wanted to play with the shifting locus of memory and the blurring of reality by mixing, re-shuffling and juxtaposing multiple splices …

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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 …

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Teresa Burrows

Jane Aitken Finalist 2017

Requiem For The Undone | 36″ x 12″ x 12″ | Mixed media glass beadwork “Requiem For The Undone” is a mixed media glass bead work that is part of my “She’s Come Undone” series. In this series, art relates to the challenges faced by women as mothers and creators. This work was inspired by a friend’s placenta abruptus and …

Douglas Smith

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Boost | 36″ high x 48″ wide | Acrylic, paper on birch panel “Boost” is an experimental blend of colour field painting and compositional arrangement incorporating hand-cut paper elements. It is also a dramatized narrative. Boost explores our sense of individuality within a complex world, in this case, one that is simultaneously terrestrial and cosmic. My intent is to oscillate …

Corrie Peters

Corrie Peters

SSartprize Finalist 2015

WINNER | THE JOAN MCCONNELL AWARD + RESIDENCY FOR OUTSTANDING WORK – $10,000 + Salt Spring Island Artists Residency in 2016 to the value of $5,000 Peters is a post-disciplinary artist whose primary medium is relationship. She has learned about art and how to be in the world from the many people who have been willing to sit with her …

Dong-Kyoon Nam

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Just Once | 70″ high x 15″ wide | found materials With my on-going, formal application of extension cords, I have rediscovered the work – originally showed at Ace Art Inc. in 2013—with a deliberate juxtaposition of “white pedestal” and other elements of light and sound appliances within the concealed object. There is subdued tension between fixed immobility and traces …

Carolyn Mount

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Untitled 2015 | Dimensions Variable | Hand-built soda fired stoneware I committed to gifting or trading all the work I made for a year as a means and way of building community. Through one aspect of this project, I made 120 trades over a four-month period. Overwhelmed with the reception of the project, I created a cairn made from hand-built …

Megan D. Krause

SSartprize Finalist 2015

Cordial Blooming | 24″ x 24″ | Oil and acrylic on basswood panel This painting is from a series that explores our relationship to the land with nostalgia and remorse. I use imagery that reflects the ironic nature of progress, as defined by us, in a world where all things perish. I am interested in what it means to be …