Vanessa Dion Fletcher is an accomplished artist and Bodies in Translation artist-in-residence for 2018. She is a graduate of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where she obtained her M.F.A. in 2016. Vanessa has received several awards for her work, including the Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award
. For more information about Vanessa, please visit her website: www.dionfletcher.com/
Vanessa will be exhibiting her work at several exciting upcoming events:
Inside Voices, a film by Vanessa Dion Fletcher, will be shown as a part of “That’s So Gay (TSG) 2018: Say My Name.” This group show is curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, and is presented with the 8th annual 10×10 Photography Project and Nuit Rose & Pride Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel. The exhibition runs June 13th till August 5th with the opening party on June 21st from 7-10pm. Artists will present Pechu Kucha talks (short presentations) on July 17th from 6-9pm.
This year’s participating artists are: Xanthe Blister, Quill Christie-Peters, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Myung-Sun Kim, Wy Joung Kou, Gabrielle Le Roux, Life of a Crap Head (Amy Lam + Jon McCurley), Patrisse Marie Cullors, Desmond Miller, Just Seeds Collaborative (Jesse Purcell + Mary Tremonte)
The TSG 2018 subtitle, Say My Name, refers to the #Sayhername campaign, centred around the killings of black women, in particular of black trans women, and the massive campaigns around Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) across Turtle Island.
[Still image from Inside Voices by Vanessa Dion Fletcher. There is a screen with a photograph of a bleeding cervix. The screen is surrounded by a soft brown curtain.]
In Vanessa’s words: “For TSG I am embracing the connection of female anatomy with domestic and interior spaces, lining the walls and floor with textiles creating a tactile comfortable viewing space.”
For more information about the event, visit the Gladstone Hotel website and the Facebook event.
Another exciting exhibition,
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