Candy Bar, Electric Lights: The Scroll Stories of Sean Karemaker
Artist Talk with Sean Karemaker
Saturday, February 2, 2-3pm
In Candy Bar, Electric Lights, Vancouver-based artist Sean Karemaker shows original drawings from his most recent graphic novel, Feast of Fields. This deeply personal narrative unfolds over 14 six-foot black and white scrolls that encircle the gallery, and draws from his experience growing up in BC as well as his mother’s childhood in Denmark. With elements of magic realism, this moving work winds together memory, family history, and imagination.
This exhibition offers visitors three different ways to experience Feast of Fields: visitors can tour the gallery and experience the story visually by viewing the wordless scrolls, they can read it with text in its completed book form, and they can plunge themselves into the world Karemaker has created by experiencing the story in virtual reality (VR) during a special afternoon when Karemaker will be present at the gallery. Using VR to place the viewer inside his narrative as a witness, Karemaker gives them the autonomy to explore the story as they desire.
Sean Karemaker obtained a diploma in graphic design from Malaspina University-College in 2002 and is an artist and author working in comics, drawing, painting and murals.
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Avenue