Artist in Residence Program
Spring Hurlbut (January 24 - January 31, 2014)
Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) Artist in Residence
Spring is an internationally acclaimed artist with a diverse and fascinating practice. She works with ideas of human mortality, ephemerality, collecting and multiples to produce breathtaking work.
For the past several years, Spring Hurlbut’s work has examined themes of life and death using motifs of stillness and motion. Her photography, installations, videos and sculptures, which use taxidermied animals, human remains and, most recently, ventriloquists’ dummies, confront us with our own mortality.
Among her many past projects, an important turning point was when Spring worked for a year researching and presenting an installation at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto entitled "The Final Sleep", creating a "museum within a museum." The work involved selecting 400 objects from the over 10 million items in the ROM's historic collections. She decided on a selection of white and albino birds and animals that she found preserved as study skins and skeletons lying in the endless drawers in the scientific study collection and never intended for public displays.
Spring has been recognized both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in New York, San Paulo, Paris, and Mexico & at the Nature Museum in Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, the Manchester Museum Natural History collection, and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.
Spring Hurlbut looks forward to her upcoming exhibitions DIRGE at the MOCCA Cleveland and “Not the End” at George Eastman House in Rochester in 2014.
Lynn Cazabon (December 24 - January 31, 2014)
Lynn Cazabon is an artist who utilizes photography, web and mobile device platforms, audio, video, and installation. Her work over the past decade has explored the side effects of human progress, from the perspective of what is left behind in the wake of its momentum. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in museums and galleries over the past 20 years and has been featured in numerous books and exhibition catalogs. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, and is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
While in residence at KIAC, Lynn intends to create a new work centered upon Dawson City’s weather and climate as conveyed through the personal memories of its long-term inhabitants. She is interested in capturing the complex and intricate relationship between people and the climate in which they live across time and to discover how things have changed within the span of individual lifetimes.