Visual Art @ Nite Owl
In this group show at the Nite Owl Brianna Strong, Natalie Lauchlan, Haley Craw, Victoria Brawn and Natasha Jensen find solace in abstracting language and the use of personal narrative to demonstrate that personal is political.
Victoria Braun is a queer feminist trying to navigate, and conquer where she can, the patriarchal structures we live in. Believing the personal is still political, Braun is very interested in sad, messy girl feelings. Graduating with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2015, Braun has exhibited both locally and internationally and had her first book of poetry published, titled #girlproblems.
Natalie Lauchlan is a Calgary-based emerging artist. She received her BFA in Craft and Emerging Media from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2014. Her work exists both in the present and in the past, a reflection inwards to oneself and a projection outwards to the world. A cooperation between cyclical and stagnant, between time and memory.
Brianna Strong is a drawer living and working in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2012 and has exhibited locally and nationally. She is primarily interested in how a reduced visual language of dots and lines can be extended into an autonomous logic. Brianna approaches the art object as a transmission device and the collaborative process as an interface for systems of analysis and unknowable inquiry. She observes these alignments as critical mechanisms in establishing an intercourse instead of simply solitary discourse.
Natasha Jensen is a Calgary-based visual artist whose work is a tender and personal extension of herself and is inspired by obsession, female experience, and eccentricity. She has an interdisciplinary practice that takes form in drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and performance to create a dialogue about theatrical spaces and physical transformations. A graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2013, she has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Calgary. Natasha Jensen is also the Visual and Media Art Coordinator at Arts Commons.