Outdoor and Online Projects by Geneviève Thauvette and Steacy Easton at Hamilton Artists Inc.

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Geneviève Thauvette: Breaking News

Billboard Installation
Until May 30, 2021

On view on The Inc.’s external Cannon Project Wall, Breaking News consists of a series of hand tinted self-portrait photographs that satirize the format and content of news reports. Through parody and caricature, heavy subject matter such as abduction, flood, disaster, and dictatorship are depicted in a surreal and jocular newsroom simulation. While the images are bright and enticing, Thauvette’s installation incites viewers to consider how individuals in power and mainstream media work hand-in-hand to undermine the integrity and veracity of current events.

Geneviève Thauvette is a Franco-Ontarian artist currently residing in Toronto. Her photographs have shown internationally, notably at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival, the Perth International Arts Festival (Australia), the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, and the Vie Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut where she won the gold medal for Canada. Her series Les quintuplées Dionne have been acquired by the Canadian Museum of History and the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection. She is a 2013 recipient of the FlashForward Emerging Artist Award and has earned several grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.

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Steacy Easton: Wechsler

Online Screening
Until October 5, 2020

The Wechsler is a test that is given to people with problems recognizing and reconstructing patterns, including those on the autism spectrum. There is a set of coloured blocks. An interloper shows you a pattern on a sheet of cards. You are supposed to repeat the pattern in a short amount of time. The closer you get to the time in matching, the closer you are considered to neurotypicality.

This project is presented in partnership with Factory Media Centre. Watch Wechsler (1) (2016, 4 minutes) online now on The Inc. and Factory’s websites, as well as in Factory’s street-facing window in downtown Hamilton every evening from 6:00-10:00 pm.

Steacy Easton is a writer, curator and artist. They have written for both academic and popular productions, including for Spin, National Post, Pitchfork, and others. Their art has been shown in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Chicago, and is in the collection of the library of the National Gallery of Canada. They are the 2021 Martha Street Studio Printmaker in Residence.

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As an artist-run centre, Hamilton Artists Inc. (The Inc.) empowers artists of all career levels to take risks with their contemporary visual arts practices and present their work in a critical context.

Hamilton Artists Inc.’s physical space is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please check out our outdoor billboards and online programming, which include free workshops, screenings, artist talks, performances, and more.


Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
www.theinc.ca | 905.529.3355

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Contact:
Abedar Kamgari
Programming Director
programming@theinc.ca

The Inc. gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, City of Hamilton, Canada Council for the Arts, Hamilton Community Foundation, Incite Foundation for the Arts, and all of our members, donors, sponsors, and programming partners.

Images (top to bottom):
Geneviève Thauvette, World’s Smallest Dictator Dies, 2017. Hand-tinted c-print. Image courtesy of the artist.
Steacy Easton, Wechsler (1), 2016. Digital video still. Image courtesy of the artist.