Centre  for print and media arts is presenting Pop Up Shop along Barton Street East between Barnsdale and Lottridge. Featuring both a gallery space and outdoor sites along this stretch of Barton, Pop Up Shop not only offers playful commentary on the Pan Am Games but also explores the community and engages with the residence of the neighbourhood in providing a comprehensive view of its past and present.
Alongside the Pop Up Shop exhibitions Centre  is also featuring Art Match at Saint Anthony of Padua Church on Barton St. Join us on this event filled day for performances, a guided tour of the exhibition and free t-shirt printing!
Pop Up Shop Gallery Space
Curated By: Jim Riley
Three Media Arts installations curated by Jim Riley.
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July from 12pm – 6pm
June Pak is a visual artist based in Toronto. She explores the concept of hyphenated identity, being Korean-Canadian. Her multi-disciplinary works have been shown throughout Canada, Europe, and Asia. Pak has received numerous grants from CCA, OAC, and TAC for her projects, and was a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award (Visual Arts) in 2004.
David Bobier, a hard of hearing media artist and the parent of two deaf children, is currently partnering with Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Ryerson University and Tactile Audio Displays Inc. in researching and employing vibratactile technology as a creative medium. Bobier is also Founder and Chair of London Ontario Media Arts Association and Secretary of the Board of Media Arts Network Ontario.
Camille Turner is an artist and cultural producer raised near Barton Street. Her explorations of home and belonging span disciplines such as media, performance, and social practice art. She is the founder of Outerregion, an afrofuturist atelier producing and presenting projects that provoke intercultural dialogue. Her works intervene spatially and sonically to uncover and remap historic geographies and imagine new futures.
Jim Riley (Curator)
Jim Riley is a video artist and independent curator and was raised north of Barton St. His art practice is a blend of documentary evidence, personal ideology, social commentary, and artistic investigations. Riley's present aesthetic investigations explore time and perceptual memory. His recent art practice involves public art and gallery video installations. He has a BA from Brock University.
Pop Up Shop - Storefronts
Curated By: Rita Camacho Lomeli
Seven visual artists curated by Rita Camacho Lomeli.
Brendan Fernandes completed the Whitney ISP (2007), his MFA (2005) from The University of Western Ontario, and his BFA (2002) from York University. His work has been widely featured in museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The National Gallery of Canada, to name a few. He was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award (2010) and is currently on the longlist.
Shelley Niro lives in Brantford, Ontario and is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle Clan. Her early life contributed beadwork, soapstone carving, and landscape drawing to her artistic practice. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art with honours, received a MFA from the University of Western Ontario, and became the Aboriginal Arts Award Laureate for the Ontario Arts Council. She continues to paint, photograph, and make films.
Dianne Pearce holds a BFA from NSCAD and an MFA from UNAM, Mexico. She has received many grants from provincial and federal funding bodies, as well as international grants. The artist has participated in two artist residencies in Banff and has exhibited widely in Canada, as well as internationally. Pearce has independently curated two international exhibitions of Canadian contemporary art.
Vesna Trkulja-Stevens was born in Bosnia and has lived most of her life in Canada. She received a BFA from McMaster University, and her work has been exhibited in numerous public galleries, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster Museum of Art, McIntosh Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington, Glendon Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Hamilton Artists' Inc., and b contemporary gallery.
Fiona Kinsella is a mixed media artist and a painter. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, as well as in the United States and Europe. Her practice has been recognized both provincially and nationally through grants awarded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Fiona received the City of Hamilton’s Visual Arts Award in 2014.
Amelia Jimenez studied Education and Fine Arts at the Catholic University of Chile, where she majored in printmaking. In Canada, she has studied at the Ontario College of Art and in Italy at Studio Camnitzer. Jimenez works incorporate new media, printmaking, photography, sculptural objects, and performance. She has exhibited in Chile, Canada, Germany, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Serbia, and Cuba. Jimenez has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts. She has participated in artist residencies in Chile, Italy, Colombia, and Serbia.
Steve Mazza, raised in Hamilton, attended the University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s Collaborative Art and Art History Program where he earned an Honours Specialist Degree. Mazza is actively involved in the Hamilton arts scene. He has worked as programming director for the Hamilton Artists Inc, served as president on the board of Centre (at the time formally known as "the Print Studio"), and was a member of the Thinkhaus makerspace. He is currently an organizing member of the art and technology focused Space/Place Colaboratory.
Erik Jerezano work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad, individually and as a member of the Z’otz* collective. His work is part of the Art registry programs at the Drawing Center New York and the Museum of Latin American Art in California. He has been awarded grants from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada Arts Councils and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is represented by General Hardware Contemporary.
Art Match and Pop Up Shop Banners
Curated By: Ingrid Mayrhofer
On the corner of James Street North and Wilson Street. Road Map
June 21, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Eight banners designed by visual and media artists, soccer fans and a poet.
With generous support from The City of Hamilton’s “All Things PanAm” grant.
- Amelia Jiménez
- Fiona Kinsella
- Vesna Trkulja-Stevens
- Shelley Niro
- Sadko Hadzihasanovic
- Matt McInnes
- June Pak