24 Junho 2022 18h00

Zaratan AIR

SCHEDULE | June 24, 18:00
ENTRY | Free
SUPPORT | República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes

The Artist Talks offer the community a chance to meet the artists-in-residence at Zaratan and to gain insight into the creative process.
During this encounter Adam Tinkle and Angela Vissers will introduce briefly their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the works developed during their time in Lisbon.
During this encounter Joseph Haag and Mariah Anne Johnsona will introduce briefly their artistic practices and will give us an insight into the exhibitions simultaneously open in the gallery space at Zaratan.
The conversation will be held in English; participants are invited to participate and question.


>>>JOSEPH HAAG lives in British Columbia (Canada) where he has maintained a studio throughout his life and continues to develop his art practice. He exhibit regularly in Canada and abroad since the mid 80s. His metal mobile sculptures appear as antiquated hand crafted iconic objects. Since the early 1990's his work has had a strong political component. In his previous pieces he referenced war machinery coupled with the banal images of gross consumerism. Now he is compelled to reference the next level of our human plight. That is, the extreme environmental devastation brought on by the unending wars and non-ending consumerism that is driven by global corporate greed. Environmental extremes are being experienced both here in Portugal as well as in Canada. Impending water devastation and the contrasting destruction of fire/heat are our planet’s more recent and no less urgent issues.

>>> MARIAH ANNE JOHNSON | Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Mariah focused on art and literature at Rice University while performing with Rice Dance Theater and earned her MFA from the University of Illinois in 2006. Mariah's works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions around the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., where she lived and worked from 2009 until 2018. From 2011-2018 Mariah taught painting and drawing at George Washington University. She has undertaken international artist residencies, including the Riddergade AIR Fellowship at Viborg Kunsthal in Denmark, and performed wit Hayley Cutler’s darlingdance company. She currently lives with her family in Los Angeles, where she continues to find the adventure in art making. |