25 November 2016 - 25 March 2017
The next artist to create a commissioned work for SPACE, Mercer Union’s billboard project, will be Deborah Edmeades.
Edmeades’ work, which ranges loosely between the lens, object-making and drawing, has been focused through a practice of performance that has continued at times outside of an artistic or academic context and into therapeutic and esoteric experiments.
Recent group exhibitions include: The Accursed Share at Artspeak in Vancouver (2016); Performing Franklin Furnace at Participant Inc. and Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York (2015); and Martha Wilson “Staging the Self” at University of Utah Fine Arts Museum, Nichols Art Gallery at the Pitzer College of Art in Los Angeles, and the Institute of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin (2013). She completed an MFA at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2014 and was visiting artist and guest lecturer of performance art at the University of Texas at Austin in 2000.
SPACE is a series of commissioned works for the billboard space on the side of Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art. The series began in the spring of 2014, previous contributing artists include: Liz Knox (CA), Giles Round (UK), Walter Scott (CA), Olivia Plender (UK/SE), Maggie Groat (CA), Carlos Motta (Colombia/USA) and Garrett Phelan (IRL).
Image credit: Blinking and Other Involuntary Portals, still from video documentation, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.