Painting, Sculpture, and Installation
-- Open studio Sunday 18 September 2022 --
Simone Jarvis (born Calgary AB, 1990) is an artist currently making work in Bergen, Norway where she moved in 2020 from Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting from Emily Carr University and a Masters in Fine Art at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) under the University of Bergen (UiB).
The procedure of abstraction gives agency in the act of observation and therefore the potential for understanding which can be applied to the things we witness in the everyday and the social systems we are a part of or counter to. The personal is abstract, and therefore the personal is political. Painting is the same emotional and psychological space as the place where you negotiate the self. My artistic practice seeks to explore personal abstraction through painterly abstraction and how it has the capacity to reflect upon interpersonal complexities and narratives.
The sculptural paintings can be seen as figures, they perform as a body for paint to coexist with - an amalgamation of materials, light, colour, and paint. Material qualities help to propagate the painting's use of composition and form while pointing to abstraction and the extension of psychological space into pictorial space.
born 1990, Calgary AB, Canada
2022, MA in Fine Art, Faculty of Fine Art, Music, and Design (KMD) - University of Bergen (UiB), Bergen, Norway
2014, BFA, Painting, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD), Vancouver BC
2009, Alberta College of Art and Design (Transfer), Calgary AB
2022, Picnic, masters degree exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2022, Prøverommet, Nye Bokboden, Bergen, Norway
2021, Loner, Gallery Fi4e, Kode. Solo show. Bergen, Norway
2021, Zip Friction, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway
2019, Where the Tide Meets the Stream, Sunset Terrace, Vancouver BC,
2018, How The Wet Sock Flower Revealed Itself, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver BC
2018, Parking Lot Platform - Starts Working Instantly, Temporary Investments, public installation on Granville Island through The Chain and Forge, Vancouver BC
2017, Period Pieces (A Sunset Terrace Retrospective), Projet Pangée, group show, Montreal QB
2016, Is Crimson the Colour Blue? solo show, Field Contemporary, Vancouver BC
2015, How Long Can You Contain an Echo?, Field Contemporary, Vancouver BC
2015, Towards a Fictional History of Colour, Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF), Vancouver BC
2014, Selected Works by Graham Landin, Field Contemporary Satellite Space, Vancouver BC
2014, Macro Paintings and Sculptures, solo show, Avenue Gallery, Vancouver BC