Topic: covid residencies

COVID Residencies

Strange things happen in isolation — like sculpting a huge hog in your house

It wasn't the original plan, but David Constantino Salazar has brought his large-scale sculpture home to work on with his kids during social distancing.
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At a time when fear and fat jokes are abundant, Mollie Cronin is drawing relatable cartoons

While social distancing in Nova Scotia, Cronin is making light work of some heavy feelings.
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From discarded gloves to grocery lines, Eve Saint Jean illustrates the minutia of our current lives

In the age of social distancing, she's ruminating on the visual symbols that represent 2020 so far.
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Actor Sarah Swire is turning character prompts from her followers into fun Instagram story skits

With acting cancelled for the indefinite future, Swire is taking a new online path.
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Giant pigeons are Emmie Tsumura's gesture of gratitude for frontline workers

With street art currently a thing of the past (or future), Emmie Tsumura has found safe ways to install her work in the public eye — in the form of massive pigeons.
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What do you do when you're expecting a baby during all this? Amy Malbeuf is beading it into her work

In Terence Bay, N.S., Malbeuf is using the last few months before her baby arrives to reflect and make an intricate moss bag for her newborn.
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Houses, anxiety and COVID-19: these are the themes of Meaghan Hyckie's work in isolation

Working in the studio she shares with her husband, Hyckie reflects on the pandemic, her fears and why her work space is a sanctuary.
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When you can't fire, weave! In isolation, Kendra Yee turns from ceramics to making tapestries

At home with her family in Toronto's west end, Yee has had to reconcile with lots of cancellations — but also enjoy the lack of deadlines.
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In the midst of closures and personal loss, Cat Lamora is making some very responsive paper art

In their home studio space, Cat Lamora is transforming complicated feelings — and circumstances — into emotive works made from paper.
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Stuck at home? Why not build a life-sized elk in your basement?

With an uncertain future for his sculptures, Guthrie Gloag is building a huge animal at home — as an act of faith.
COVID Residencies

Just because you can't access your studio doesn't mean you can't dance — just ask Camille Rojas

"How can I create a piece of choreography when I only have such a limited amount of space to work in?"
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Artist Laura Dawe is making sense of this moment by scrapbooking — and you can too

Memory can be blurry, but documenting life in real time can help you understand it in the future.
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Finish him! With art supplies in NL running low, Lily Taylor is making papier mâché wrestlers

COVID-19 has limited the number of supplies being shipped to art stores in St. John's — but she isn't letting that hold her back.
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Forced to shelve their tattoo practice, Makoto Chi has found solace in other aspects of their art

"I think art is really important to think of other worlds, and another world is needed right now."
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If you can't go out into the world, create your own — at least, that's what Matea Radic is doing

In isolation in Winnipeg, the artist is drawing a daily comic populated by quirky characters from her own mind (in between naps and squats).
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Laurence Philomene's daily photos on life as a transgender artist take on new resonance in quarantine

For the photographer, isolation has brought the details of daily life into sharp focus.
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Daumante Stirbyte is running out of clay, so she's going mini-sized for her new sculptures

With limited resources, the sculptor lets you into her studio to show you the little creatures she's creating with her remaining clay.
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Zoe Si is an illustrator (and a lawyer!), and she's drawing concise and witty isolation cartoons

"I truly believe that the best way to deal with a hard situation is to turn it into something funny and then laugh at it."
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On a B.C. island, repetition helps this sculptor deal with her COVID-19 anxiety

Susannah Montague is always a detailed sculptor, but these tiny pieces of bone china are taking her work to a new (self-soothing) level.
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COVID Residencies: Jeremy Lewis welcomes us into a very personal space...his sketchbooks

“The biggest value for art right now is on an individual level and for someone to sit down with themselves at a table and just put a couple marks down on a page."