Articles tagged with: Irene Loughlin

  • Lauren Regier’s Bioart piece Aroma Illius Laqueo.

    (Source: The Brock News, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | by . Photo: Lauren Regier (BA ’14) works on her photographs in studio.)

    Three classes into her first Brock University art course with Professor Keri Cronin, Lauren Regier (BA ’14) knew she wanted to study art full time.

    She has since continued to nurture her passion for art and recently launched a photography exhibit at Malcolm Gear Studio in Welland.

    Regier called her connection with Brock and the local arts community, as well as an artist residency she took following graduation, critical to her artistic development.

    It was her professors at the University who explained the residency process and shared their professional experiences to help guide her in an appropriate direction.

    With the support of professors Amy Friend, Irene Loughlin and Donna Szoke, Regier opted to participate in the Sointula Art Shed Residency Program near Vancouver Island in March 2016.

    Lauren Regier’s Bioart piece Aroma Illius Laqueo.

    The residency was an important opportunity for her to explore functional and survival properties of plants, humans and animals, and to apply that research into the construction of the plants in her Bioart series.

    The series is a collaboration of science and art that creates new, interesting organisms by meshing together existing bits of plant matter.

    Regier’s work combines plants with industrial products to create strange new prototypes. She documents her creations in black and white photography, hand-tinted with watercolours.

    Regier’s current exhibition, Fantasy Fleur, is an offshoot of her Bioart series.

    “I wanted to break with the notion of idealized beauty — something that is manufactured and very commonplace when it comes to depicting nature, such as floral wallpaper and furniture patterns,” Regier said.

    The Fantasy Fleur photographs feature plants in different stages of their life cycles. They are printed on aluminum; the highly polished surfaces allow for interactive play between the viewer and the work.

    “Similar to species that bloom at specific times of the day, these metallic prints respond to their environments and viewers are forced to physically interact with the work in order to see the image,” Regier said.

    Producing the pieces has been a highlight for Regier over the past year.

    “Meeting wonderful people in the community through Brock University and Rodman Hall has been crucial in developing my practice and providing me a platform to show my photographs,” she said.

    Regier first met Malcolm Gear in her curatorial art class at Brock.

    The artists recently reconnected at a Rodman Hall event at Mahtay Café, which ultimately led to Regier’s exhibition being launched at Malcolm Gear Studio, 464 East Main St. in Welland.

    Her work is on display until Jan. 31.

    Regier’s photography is also available for viewing on her website.

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  • Visa Instructor Irene Loughlin featured in exhibition.

    irene-loughlin_0Visa Instructor Irene Loughlin presents performance art work at kilometrocero International Festival of Performance Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov 5-9, 2015.

    The Festival Internacional de Performance Kilometro Cerø will be held in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic from november 5th till 9th. It is produced by El Arañazo, a Santo Domingo-based cultural organization that specializes in literature and performance art. This year, the Festival’s curatorial theme is “Puntos de Partida” (“Points of Departure”). In the view of the Festival’s organizers, the Western point of view of Dominican Republic history positions Santo Domingo as the epicentre of America’s conquest and evangelism. El Aranzo states, “That condition, together with all the importance that we, the Dominican people brag about, seldom generates meditation upon the idiosyncratic contradictions of a society which, starting from dislocation, was raised into a pretend tropical paradise.” From this “departure point” Kilometro Cero’s events plan to de-construct and rethink a tradition that has been sold and/or imposed for more that five centuries.

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  • Visa Instrutor announces performance.

    01_loughlin_irene_cothromaiocht-balance_equilibrium_2014-personal_physicalVISA Instructor Irene Loughlin presents work at Nuit Blanche with Workman Arts.

    Saturday – Sunday, October 3 – 4, 2015, 7 pm – 7 am
    Admission: Free
    Venue: Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Public Gallery 1214 Queen Street West

    Double Take
    Live Performances: 7 pm – 1 am

    Under the theme of Memory Lane, established performance artist Irene Loughlin and six Workman Arts artists create site specific performances responding to individual artworks presented at the 15th annual Being Scene exhibition installed in the 2nd floor public gallery at the Gladstone Hotel. The hotel is more than 125 years old and its walls have been witness to several transformations over the years. This theme has particular resonance to the Gladstone as we remember some of the building’s past tenants, some who struggled with mental health and addiction issues and it reflects the hotel’s relationship to the changing neighbourhood as it continues to negotiate ways of sharing public and private spaces. Through this project we collectively aim to look back and perform new modes of moving forward that are informed by inclusivity, questioning, creative response, and well-being in its myriad forms.

    Co-presented by Workman Arts, FADO Performance Art Centre, and the Gladstone Hotel

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  • Visa Instructor Announces Workshop.

    ireneVisual Arts Department Sessional Instructor Irene Loughlin will be part of a workshop at LINK & PIN Performance Art Series. Click HERE for more information on this event.

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