THERE’S A HAIR IS MY CAKE…!

Reanne Estrada, Fiona Mowatt, Maria Legault, Tamara Stone, Holly Ward, and Sarah Skapin

6 June 2002 - 13 July 2002
Opening Reception 6 June 2002 8pm

There’s a hair in my cake…!

Opening night performance by John G. Boehme

A multi media exhibition that revels in excess, obsessiveness and eccentricity, and questions the aesthetics of taste, for better or worse. John G. Boehme, Reanne Estrada , Maria Legault, Fiona Mowatt, Sarah Skapin, Auriane Sokoloski, Tamara Stone, Holly Ward.

“The juxtaposition between hair and cake is like: “Here’s a nice delicious dessert. I will bite into it, and whoa, there’s a hair in my cake!” It’s the infiltration of a bothersome item into another prettier item. It also references having your cake and eating it, too. You might be interested in knowing that recording artist P. Diddy has this to say about backstage food preparation: ‘Before serving, all food and ice must be inspected for hair, package, paper, etc., and all catering staff must wear hair nets.'”

-Rhonda Riche

For the past eight years, Victoria-based artist John G. Boehme has incorporated a wide range of art practices including digital technology, performance, photography, video, sculpture and installation.

Reanne Estrada was born in Manila, Philippines in 1969 and is currently based in San Francisco, California. She holds a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and has exhibited throughout the United States and in the Philippines. Maria Legault is an interdisciplinary artist from Qu├ębec. She holds a B.F.A. from Concordia University and an M.F.A. from the University of Guelph. She now lives in Toronto where she eats too much sugar and makes art sometimes.

Fiona Mowatt is currently living and working in Vancouver B.C. where she studied at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 1998. She is an Arts Educator for Teen and Inreach/Outreach programs at Arts Umbrella, a visual & performing arts institute for youth, as well as an animateur at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Tamara Stone currently works in Toronto. Her recent installations are studies in human-machine interactivity. Her work has been shown in Vancouver,
Toronto, Boston and Ann Arbor with upcoming dates at Deadtech in Chicago, The New Gallery in Calgary, Modern Fuel in Kingston and ISEA2002 in Nagoya, Japan.

Sarah Skapin earned her bachelor of fine arts from Kent State University in sculpture in 2000. She is currently enrolled in the master of fine arts at Syracuse University in art media studies, art video. Skapin currently resides in New York.

Holly Ward is the daughter of an architect and a painter. She likes to think that her installations come from wanting to do what both of these people do, but actually doing neither.