1 Nov 2021
Words and Pictures
“Words and Pictures” is a selection of artists writing about other artists with an emphasis on exciting emerging and under-represented artists. Created through reciprocal studio visits, this part of each issue is our grassroots and community building project between artists from across North America. This issue contains artwork and writing by: Anna Berghuis, Jenn Cacciola, Catie Dillon, Heather Drayzen, Stephanie Eche, Karine Guyon, Ray Hwang, Terra Keck, Trevor Kiernander, Lindsey Kircher, Charlie J Meyers, Natalie Ortiz, Cal Robb, Rose Silberman-Gorn.
This is a new section containing interviews, opinions, and conversations between artists. Curator Eva Mayhabel Davis interviews artist Victoria Martinez about her exhibition Mapping Intuition at TSA: Chicago who invited Mayhabel Davis as a Director of Transmitter Gallery, NYC.
Sometimes a conversation between colleagues reveals universal truths and hidden similarities. Between two artists: a conversation with Jenny Herrick and Jane O’Neill captures the dialogue between these two thoughtful and quietly rebellious artists.
In addition to the artists and writers who contributed to Words and Pictures content this issue, we are grateful for the contributions made by: Katie Neece, Iván Sikic, and Sara Rose Jansen (again). Thank you also to Mark Glover Masterson for diligent proofreading and copy editing services.
FROM THE EDITOR
This issue is our third release of the Vantage Art Projects online magazine and we’ve expanded this issue with View Point
Vantage Art Projects began in 2008 as an arts communication venture with a unique concept for exhibitions-in-print, media and publishing projects. VAP 2020 continues in the same spirit as we expand to be a collaborative, curated, artist-run project combining both virtual and IRL (in-real-life) opportunities, exhibitions, and projects.
The three pillars of VAP:
- Creating alternative and parallel, collaborative opportunities for emerging and under-represented contemporary artists;
- Using accessible language to foster broad engagement with the contemporary arts;
- Leveraging technology to communicate and connect about the contemporary arts.
We believe that art is an essential service.
Vantage Art Projects is grateful to be a guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Jennifer Mawby, co-founder and director of Vantage Art Projects.
19 March 2021.