Words in Edgewise – January

January 2, 2010

It’s back…

After a great show in November the Graduate Program in Humanities and the Eastern Edge Gallery team up once again to give you:



Jason Penney (NL/UK)

Skyping (what they’d have called “Live via satellite” back in the good old days) LIVE FROM THE UK about his current show at the Eastern Edge Gallery: AFTERBLAST

In conjunction with the space mission, Jason Penney presents survival packs for drag queens and queers post-apocalypse in his exhibition Afterblast. After all the end of the world is near. Each purse contains a home adorned with found objects and reclaimed materials. A man climbing a bleak hill of debris, dressed for the future in discarded fashion co-inhabits the space. A look forward into a past future. Also presented Penney’s automata sculpture featuring a cast of trash inspired characters, who, infused with a new mythology find themselves in a darkened alley compulsively performing and exploring each other. (From easternedge.ca)

Jason Penney is originally from St. John’s and is currently completing a MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.

Debbie Collingwood

MPhil in Humanities candidate and St. John’s artist Debbie Collingwood will be reading her essay “First Person Inquiry: The Continuing Story of the State of My Art,” a work inspired by the 1959 song, “What a Wonderful World.” There may even be singing!


A dramatic reading of a scene from Czech absurdist-dissident playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel’s play “Memorandum”

The show starts at 7pm, it is pay what you can, and there will be refreshments!


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