Artist Talk: Angela Glanzmann + Stephanie Yee
Oxygen Art Centre is excited to welcome artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee as Artists-in-Residence from April 10th to the 23rd to create an installation for their forthcoming exhibition entitled EAT IT UP.
Expanding on their own histories, ethnicities, and social positions, Glanzmann and Yee invite viewers behind the scenes into the weird and obscure world of competitive cooking reality TV.
Their installation takes place on the set of a fictional show EAT IT UP, complete with a presentation table, competitor’s kitchen stations, and pantry/food storage. Constructed out of common household supplies, food sculptures speak to the culinary resourcefulness and resilience of their ancestors as they had to adapt to new cultures and customs.
During their residency the artists invite the public to “Open Kitchen” to take part in the artistic process and create a favourite dish of their choice in papier mâché or clay on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday April 23 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Contributed food sculptures will be included in the exhibition, on view from 27 April to 28 May 2022.
Join us on Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 PM (PST) for an online artist talk to learn more about the residency, exhibition, and artists. Admission is free or by donation, everyone welcome to attend. To register, visit EventBrite [link] or Oxygen’s website for more information.
Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre located at #3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC via alleyway entrance. The exhibition will be open to the public Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Prior to your visit please review Oxygen’s COVID-19 prevention protocols on our website, https://oxygenartcentre.org/about-us-2/covid-19-prevention/.
Artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee are Oxygen Art Centre Artist-in-Residence from 10 – 23 April 2022. The public are welcome to take part in the “Open Kitchen” on Saturday, April 16 and Saturday April 23 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. The exhibition, EAT IT UP, will be on view from 27 April to 28 May 2022 on Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Angela Glanzmann is an artist, cultural worker and professional beekeeper currently based in her birth place of Tkaronto (Toronto). Her institutional education includes a BFA from NSCAD University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her artistic and writing projects address settler relationships to land, queer possibilities, jokes about critical theory and the connection between violence and cuteness. Glanzmann’s work has appeared in galleries, publications and artist-run centres both nationally and internationally. She is currently reading lots about pollinators in preparation for spring.
Stephanie Yee is a second-generation Chinese Canadian artist and cultural worker based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the unceded territory of the Mi’kma’ki. Her education includes a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University where she began her exploration into community and identity. With a practice rooted in storytelling, her work manifests as gatherings, performance, writing, installation, video and playing with food. Often beginning with familiar imagery, processes, and materials, Yee playfully interjects as a means of exploring and questioning preconceived notions. She has participated as an artist, facilitator and curator in artist-run centers, festivals, residencies and galleries both locally and internationally.