Paul Litherland, Montreal, (February 1-28)
Paul Litherland is a visual artist/performer living in Montréal. His exhibitions in national and international venues have been reviewed in the Globe and Mail, Artnews, the New Yorker, the Montreal Gazette, The Hindu (India), Diario Monitor (Mexico) and Excelsior (Mexico). His wide-ranging practice incorporates themes of masquerade, vulnerability and machismo, explored through photography and multimedia performances. His work can be found in private and public collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank and the Musée du Québec. Recent exhibtions include "B-Side" at the Ellen Gallery in Montreal, 2015, and "Societé Secret“ at Galerie Clark, in Montreal, 2015. Other exhibitions include "Force Majeure” at the Odd Gallery in Dawson in Montreal, 2012, “Fall Out” at the University of Toronto’s Blackwood Gallery in 2009, performing “Wood vs. Wood” in Berlin 2008, and was part of the “Faking Death” exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC, in January 2006.
He studied photography and fine art at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver (now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and graduated from the MFA program in photography from Concordia in 1994.
Louise Burns, Vancouver (January 6-31)
Dawson City Music Festival Songwriter in Residence
Hailing from Vancouver, Louise is a singer-songwriter who knows how to rock. Her debut solo album, Mellow Drama, was a long-list nominee for the Polaris Prize in 2011 and she released her second album, The Midnight Mass, in 2013.
Prior to her solo career, Louise was a big contributor to the late 90’s pop scene, having co-founded the iconic pop-rock band Lillixwhen she was just 11 years old. Signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records at the age of 15, Louise toured worldwide before leaving her pop career behind to focus on her solo work.
With two decades of industry experience, Louise promises to bring a unique perspective with her to the north. She is currently working on her third solo album, which will be released this year. Louise is also a contributor and host on CBC’s Radio 3, and writes for Talkhouse and Vancouver’s Westender.
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