October 14, 2020 - October 20, 2020
Disability Art and Culture Showcases
Hosted by Listen to Dis' Community Arts Organization
October 14 & October 20
During these two events Listen to Dis’ will be highlight disability culture from and by Saskatchewan artists with two presentations. Listen to Dis’ would like to thank Sask. Culture for their support in organizing this disability hub.
[Oct. 14] Colin Farnan is a multidisciplinary professional artist who has called Saskatoon Saskatchewan home for the last 30 years. Colin’s specialization is in painting, illustration, and large scale mural projects. Colin has been working mainly as a commission based artist with many corporate contracts and private sales of original art work. Some notable clients are The City of Saskatoon, Mosaic Potash Mines, and Lucky Bastard Distillery. Colin has a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. Colin’s current work investigates the relationship between nature and culture through the tradition of landscape painting. Specifically working through the tradition of observational painting, which for him involves an examination of how painting can articulate specific moments, ideas and constructions of time and place.
[Oct. 20] Max Ferguson: Max (formerly Sarah) Ferguson has been a practicing artist since 1996 and received his BFA from the University of Regina in 2001. He graduated with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Visual Art and Women’s and Gender Studies) in 2017 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Art and Women’s and Gender Studies at York University. His artistic explorations involve disability studies, gender, neurodivergent and trans-queer sexualities, activism, the body, surrealism, and psychoanalysis. Max has worked with a variety of media, ranging from computer-based works and readymades, to paintstick, graphite, and digital collage. Currently, his work revolves around hybridized notions of photography, sculpture, sound, installation and performance, involving the psyche, the body, activism, queer theory, and mental health. He is also a published poet and writer, holds a degree in journalism, and has worked as a political, legal, military and arts writer in four different provinces over the past decade.
Please email Listen to Dis’ at firstname.lastname@example.org with any access concerns you may have. A Zoom link will be posted closer to the event.