Rosalie Favell on Portraiture and Identity

Rosalie Favell on Portraiture and Identity

Saturday, September 24, 2016,
12:00PM to 3:00PM
$ 30.00 CAD
$ 20.00 CAD

Gallery 44 is thrilled to host this new workshop led by renowned artist, Rosalie Favell who will discuss her practice and lead an informal critique of participants’ work.

Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, Karsh-award winner Rosalie Favell uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.

In this workshop, participants will learn about her techniques (both conceptual and technical) in creating her complex portraits, the role the camera plays in her work, and how she uses her art to explore how identity is constantly worked and reworked, re-presented, or sometimes hidden. This workshop will explore the question: what are the deeper implications of using the lens to capture identity?

Participants are encouraged to bring 5-7 small photographs (no larger than 11"x17") from a complete or in-progress series to the workshop. Artists will participate in a sharing circle intended to stimulate constructive criticism and creative feedback from Rosalie and other participants.

*Registration is limited to 10 participants max in order to permit informal and intimate conversation and critique.

 

(Image: I Awoke To Find My Spirit Had Returned by Rosalie Favell, from the series Plain(s) Warrior Artist, 1999)

Instructor(s): 

Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary aboriginal woman. She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico.  She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. In Ottawa Rosalie has taught at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Discovery University.