Suzanne Nacha

Visual Artist

Posts from the ‘Exhibitions’ category

Oct 3, 2020 – Formalizing a series of video installations produced in collaboration with textile artist Meghan Price‘Land Line’ opens today in Toronto at YYZ (covid restrictions in place). In pursuit of an embodied experience of landscape, the work was produced through a series of actions set in the geologic landscape of Killarney Ontario. Through a lexicon of provisional tools and actions, the work articulates a process of geologic and deep time inquiry, foregrounded by chance, the tactile, earth’s forces and the everyday. Land Line runs to Dec 19, 2020.

chromacore

Oct 24, 2019 – Currently gearing up for a two person show at United Contemporary in Toronto. I’ll be showing ceramic sculpture, paintings and video work alongside sculpture and large-scale textile work by Meghan Price. Meghan and I share studios in Toronto and are occasional art collaborators. Originally brought together through our shared interest in geology, ideas around deep time and social engagement in geologic landscapes – we are excited to be showing work from our individual art practices in this two person exhibition entitled chromacore. The show runs Nov 7th to Dec 7th, Thur – Sat 12-6 pm, or by appointment.

UNITED CONTEMPORARY – 1444 Dupont Street Unit 22, Toronto, Canada. Gallery hours are

Fieldwork & Collaboration

August 01 2019 – Currently thinking back to three week’s fieldwork in Killarney Ontario this past summer. Contemporary textile artist Megan Price and I spent this time working on a video collaboration that will debut next September 2020 at YYZ in Toronto. The project explores the relationship we have to geologic landscape. How for example, we try to make sense of our human time scale in relation to deep geologic time. Or how attempts to constrain the earth’s physical complexities through mapping, naming and depicting often come up short. Through an open investigation utilizing physical place and natural forces along with tool making, artistic rendering and mapping; our fieldwork and final video project seek to playfully highlight the complex relationship we have to the earth.

POP II

Jun 14 2019 – POP II – ‘Reduced, Stylized, Textured, Patterned and Structured’.

Pleased to be showing ceramic sculpture, screenprints and video work alongside talented artists John Ford and Meghan Price in this three person exhibition at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph Ontario.

June 13 – July 7, 2019

Pop II, (left to right) Meghan Price (framed sculpture), Suzanne Nacha (ceramic sculpture, video and screenprints), John Ford (constructed painting)

Built to Play

Sep 01 2018 – An exhibition featuring recent prints and video (alongside work by four other Canadian artists) opens September 11th at FCP Gallery. Built to Play is curated by Kelly McCray and features work that “employs built-form imagery to convey interior recesses of the mind”.

August 27 – September 28, 2018

Fogo Island Geology

August 31 2018 – Just back from a month long residency on Fogo Island hosted by the Shorefast Foundation. The Geology at the Edge residency provides a unique opportunity to study the rocks of Fogo Island and lead regular geological hikes through its spectacular landscape. During my month long tenure I had many conversations with residents and island visitors about the local geology and larger geological concepts. Much of my time was spent thinking of ways to present these ideas to the public who were always keen to know more. Back in Toronto, I’m presently working on a series of postcards that use earth-models as visual tools to convey these concepts. I’ll have more on this project as it nears completion but I’m currently enjoying the challenge of artistic interpretation within the boundaries of technical accuracy; where strict use of colour for example, can articulate lithological meaning or reference geologic time.

Pictures at an Exhibition

Dec 10, 2017 – If you’re on the West Coast over the holidays; I have a series of paintings included in a group show at the Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver.

Pictures at an Exhibition runs from Dec 7th to Jan 27th. The show Features new paintings, drawings and mixed media works by gallery and guest artists.

2239 Granville St, Vancouver, BC Canada Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Playful Tangents

September 15 2017 –  Screenprints from the earth -> man -> machine series will be featured in the group show entitled ‘Playful Tangents’ at Open Studio’s Print Sales Gallery from Sept 15th until October 16, 2017. The show curated by Kelly Manikoth features work by artists who previously worked at Open Studio under the auspices of the Visiting Artist Residencies. Included are works by Endi Poskovic and Suzie Smith.

Open Studio & 100 Prints

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image: Daryl Vocat making it all happen, Jun 2013

Mar 18 2014 – A few years back I had the opportunity to do a Visiting Artist Residency at Open Studio. During this residency I produced a series of screen-prints that had a significant impact on my approach to image making.  Distilling my painted images through a process of creating coloured layers that are printed in different combinations (in an almost chance-like process) produced surprising results.  Since my goal in creating an image has always been to capture the essence of it – this ability to see many versions of the same image at different levels of complexity has become a really important method for scrutinizing my work.

I enjoyed this process so much in fact that last year I worked on a new Custom Print at Open Studio in collaboration with Daryl Vocat. One of the prints that resulted from this recent project will be part of Open Studio’s 100 Prints on May 15th 2014. This event is Open Studio’s major annual fundraiser where ticket holders draw numbers to choose original print works donated by Canadian Artists. 100 prints is as much of a must for art collectors as Open Studio’s Visiting Artist Residency is for artists.