Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recita Hall November 4, 2009
Isabelle Pauwels’practice investigates how narrative genres shape one's relationship towards intangible values such as morals, principles and emotions. These narrative genres, such as the home movie, the talk show, the porn flick or the documentary, are embedded in architectural and technological conventions, from which arise different modes of spectatorship. She is particularly interested in using a D.I.Y. approach to video production, as a way to disrupt the viewer's expectations of how a genre operates, who it addresses, and what reactions it can elicit.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: CSA Space, Vancouver, 2009: B and E, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; Triple Bill, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Artspeak, Vancouver, both 2008; Transcontinental Divide, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver and Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2009; : Keep the Is in Feminism, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2009 and Isabelle Pauwels, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2010; Act II: From Love to Legal, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2010.
Pauwels’ earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver and a Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2007 she was honoured with a prestigious VIVA award from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation.
attached image: B&E (2009).Video still.