Purview: Joan Scaglione and Taylor Norris

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Purview: Joan Scaglione in conversation with Taylor Norris

[Note: Rescheduled due to inclement weather]

Thursday, February 18 at 7pm
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Free admission

Modern Fuel's first Purview talk of 2016 will be a conversation between Joan Scaglione and Taylor Norris. They will address Scaglione’s current installation in our State of Flux project space and discuss the relation between installation art and site-specific work.

Purview is a series of artists’ talks held at Modern Fuel. Initiated in order to give members an opportunity to present and share their work, Purview is more than a night of presentations.  It is a chance to learn about other practicing artists in our region—their influences, concerns and questions—and an occasion for artists to gain valuable insight and feedback from their peers. It is a working group, a discussion group, a place for constructive critique: a place for a range of experience and thought.

Joan Scaglione holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the University of Regina, with a focus on sculpture installation and site-specific work. Creative group projects in Saskatchewan included taking over an abandoned wing of an insane asylum with artists, musicians, and performers to interpret the dark secrets of the fourth largest asylum in North America of the 1950’s. Scaglione was an artist in residence for the Natural and the Manufactured in Dawson City, Yukon, and her solo exhibitions include the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Dunlop Gallery in Regina.

Taylor Norris is an artist and arts administrator who holds a BFA with a specialization in sculpture from the University of Ottawa, and a diploma in Media Art from Sheridan College. She has worked as a sculpture assistant and facilitator at the University of Ottawa, The Banff Centre and MASC Arts in Schools in Ottawa. From 2012-2014 she was the owner and operator of a woodworking and design studio that specialized in site-specific art and installation, signage and furniture made from reclaimed lumber and materials in Ottawa, Ontario. She is currently Operations Director at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre.