Studios

Studios

Studios

We are excited to partner with AKA during this time to turn our shared Event Space and Apollo Room into free artist studios, for the summer of 2021.

These are a few of the dynamic artists thinking, planning, and making in AKA and PAVED Arts shared spaces.


JUNE

Carey Shaw (she/her) is a photographer of settler ancestry based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6. With a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2001, her photography work focuses on portraits, relationships, memories and safety. Carey has worked as an Artist-in-Residence with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and community arts educator and artistic coordinator with the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Common Weal Community Arts. They have taught photography and traditional darkroom practices with PAVED Arts, the City of Regina and the University of Saskatoon and Regina Continuing Education programs. Carey currently sits on the Board of Directors of BlackFlash Magazine.

PAVED/AKA STUDIO PROJECT
For the past few years I have been working on a small collection of handmade dioramas. I photograph the small situations, and then digitally superimpose a person within the story. They are staged recreations of memories or imagined stories, creating a mixed view of reality/fiction. The next diorama I will be building is a small rowhouse of apartments on a city street, with respectfulchild playing the violin in one of the apartments. Different than the past images, I will be experimenting with adding movement and sound to the final image. // www.careyshaw.com

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Gabriela García-Luna is a photo-based multimedia artist who has lived and worked in Mexico, India, and Canada, exhibiting her work in various countries. Gabriela was born in Mexico City. In 2009, she moved to Saskatchewan, where she actually lives. She holds a degree in Graphic Design and Communication from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico (1986) and a Masters in Fine Arts Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2020).

Her work investigates the connections and tensions between different natural and constructed spaces, those in the world and in the realm of imagination. Her photo-based multidisciplinary practice relates to the experience of anticipation of what is constantly being transformed I the ongoing cycle of destruction and creation. Her work includes two dimensional, sculpture, video and installation.

PAVED/AKA STUDIO PROJECT
During my time at Paved and AKA studio space I plan to continue working on Ask the River and Breath, two ongoing projects inspired by the resilience and harmony that nature holds in a time when its ecosystems are endangered. Personal experiences and observations and records of the Saskatchewan River and surroundings are the base materials to produce multimedia works that speak of the cycles of our life systems.  The space and facilities at Paved and AKA will allow me to work and expand my explorations of sound/video and installation work as well as the scale of my two dimensional work – for which I am very grateful.

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JULY

JingLu Zhao // After I got my MFA degrees from China and Japan, I taught Visual Art at ChengDu University in  China for a few years until I decided to move to Canada in 2013. For the past eight years I have  focused my energy on raising my three children. After my youngest getting older, I start to have some time for myself to paint.I realized the experience of raising children with cross-cultural  communication is also an extension of the central theme of my paintings. 

My art explores the relationship among me and my children as we grow, play, and discover the  world with our identity. I create acrylic/oil paintings that combine figuration and landscape and  images from my children’s Chinese and First Nations heritage and further develop my style,  skill, and concepts. I want to create this work to become an active, professional artist in my  community of Saskatchewan and greater Canada.

 

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