June 1–July 7, 2017
Susan Wolf, Toronto, Ontario
Susan Wolf is a multidisciplinary artist working from a place of empathy, exploration, and relation. She creates animation by hand under-camera, and dance-based performance. Recent professional honours include grants from the Canada Council, National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmakers Assistance Program, and Nova Scotia Arts Grants to Individuals, as well as screenings in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Artist in residence highlights in 2016/2017 include BANFF, Atlantic Centre for the Arts (USA), and Toronto Animated Image Society. Wolf holds a BFA from NSCAD and a BA from McGill University. She is grateful to be in the Yukon among the forests and waters.
While in Dawson, Wolf will carry out research and development for a performance based on the underwater soundscapes of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers. The project is a collaboration with Dr. David Barclay, Professor of Oceanography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS (http://noise.phys.ocean.dal.c
Claire Falkenberg, Brooklyn, NY
Claire Falkenberg is a visual artist who makes landscape-based work about the familiar and the mysterious, the ephemeral and the material. Currently Falkenberg is working with cardboard, paper, and paint making sculpture-painting constructions, as well as photo bookworks. While in the Yukon, Claire Falkenberg will be making small observational paintings of light and trees, taking photos, and writing notes. Claire Falkenberg was born in Toronto, ON, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Shelia Hugh Mackay Foundation; and residencies from Willapa Bay AiR, WA; Ucross Foundation, WY; Vermont Studio Center, VT; La Fragua Artist Residency, Spain; and Chashama North, NY. Recent exhibitions include the Java Project, NY; Campbell River Art Gallery, BC; Dose Projects, NY; Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, ON; and, Inman Gallery, TX.