Ray Fenwick – 2014 Manitoba/New Brunswick/Quebec Creative Residency

Ray Fenwick is an interdisciplinary artist working with sound, video, typography, and performance. His work is an (often playful) attempt to initiate alternative relationships with language and with the voice. He has an undergraduate degree from NSCAD and an MFA from the University of Manitoba. He also maintains collaborative works with other artists. Foster & Fenwick is an ongoing project with Nova Scotia artist Eryn Foster that explores the overlap between self-help, spirituality, and art. Pastoralia, an art and dance music hybrid with painter and vocalist Mitchell Wiebe, has performed at various venues, most notably the American and Canadian openings of Mass MoCA’s Oh Canada touring exhibition.

From September to November 2014, Ray Fenwick will participate in a residency hosted by Owens Art Gallery in partnership with Struts Gallery, Faucet Media Art Centre, and Mount Allison University’s Fine Art Department in Sackville, New Brunswick. Ray will develop an interactive performance work for an unrehearsed group of choral speakers. While in Sackville, Ray also plans to present an artist talk, workshops, and a performance night.