Artists

I-Chun Jenkins grew up in a tiny fishing village on the small island of Taiwan surrounded with a rich heritage of native culture and natural beauty. She became sensitive to vibrant colours and texture at an early age and received formal training in textile artistry at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

Conscientious about the environment, I-Chun creates intricate paper pieces from repurposed magazines. While staying within her traditional textile training through the form of weaving, she explores the use of new materials and methods to create one of a kind work.

 

Corey J. Isenor, originally from Enfield, Nova Scotia, now lives in Halifax of the same province. He received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. Corey has exhibited throughout Canada in cities including Toronto, ON (Gallery 44 Proof, Moncton, NB (Galerie Sans Nom), Halifax, NS (Eyelevel Gallery), and Saint John, NB (Saint John Arts Centre). He has also been featured in the publications Small Victories (Booooooom), Aint-Bad No.14, OPAL Community Issue #2 and 'The Periodical Project as well as being featured online via Boooooom, iGNANT, C41 Magazine, Float Magazine and Lyfstyl. He was also the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Society For Civil Engineers Maritime Emerging Artist Award.

 

Deedee Morris is an awe-inspiring photographer whose work is not only beautifully raw, but is also incredibly honest. She dives in deep with her subjects, getting to know them on a personal and spiritual level, and is then able to capture a single moment that portrays their vulnerable individuality in stunning ways. Her work celebrates family, motherhood, self-understanding, and love of the natural world, all of which are outward expressions of her own values and ambitions. Deedee’s pursuit of authenticity is a rare and powerful experience.

 
Featured in Lemonade and Lenses, Wild Woman Magazine, Feels Zine, and multiple other prints, she has also shown her work in galleries across Canada. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia with her husband and twin girls.

 

Brad Woofin was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1970. He moved to Olympia, Washington in 1991 to study printmaking and painting at The Evergreen State College. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco and Northampton (Massachusetts), as well as group shows and art fairs in Hamburg, London, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne. Brad lives and works in Montreal.

 

Kerensa Haynes is a visual artist born in England and is now residing in Powell River, BC. Keresna received a Degree in Visual Arts from The University of Western Ontario and a Diploma from the Art Institute of Vancouver/Burnaby in Game Art & Design.

"Painting is somewhat of an obsession for me, at times exhilarating and other times frustrating.  Usually I’m struck by what I paint. I will find something that inspires or intrigues me for whatever reasons I’m not always clear on, could be what I think is challenging to interpret or some ideas around a subject that I find worth exploring, this could be anything, like pop culture or science.

I collect pieces of paper, whatever it may be, a landscape, a person, a list of groceries, an article from a magazine or newspaper, maybe something online or in my studio, or a day at the ocean, from my backyard, in my home, really anything. Then I start to interpret what I’m seeing, often the paintings will lead me, my process is pretty intuitive, I don’t know how the work is going to play out or how it will end. Mostly I want the work to be interesting to look at, the more I can try to accomplish this the better."

 

Carson Tarnasky is an emerging artist maintaining a professional studio practice in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. He works primarily in sculpture, but also incorporates digital technology into his working methods. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta and has participated in notable group exhibitions in Edmonton, Minnesota, and Italy. He attended the year-long sculpture studio practicum program at the Banff Centre and has been an intern artist at Franconia Sculpture Park, as well as a participant in the Digital stone Project stone carving Workshop in Garfagnana, Italy.

"I am interested in using sculpture to arrive at a quality that is comparable to poetry. A kind of physical poem. Having multiple visual associations that touch on a breadth of experience that could not be encapsulated by words alone. Drawing from nature, traditional craft, and the canon of sculpture. I want my work to be emblematic of the human spirit and more – to present something that is simultaneously beautiful and perplexing. And that I would hope could lead to minor revelations. The kind that we ought to have everyday – the kind that validate our existence. Here and now."