Mario Lewis and Charlotte Elias at the launch of Galvanize, 14 September, CCA7
Galvanize 2006 had an energetic start last night at CCA7. A crowd of several hundred turned up to meet the artists and see documentation of their work, to watch a series of artists' films, to hear Ataklan perform (joined for one song by surprise guest Sheldon Blackman), and to generally have a good time at the smashing launch party. Everyone took away a neat little leaflet with a schedule of events, map of locations, and bios of everyone involved, unfolding to reveal a Galvanize poster on the reverse.
Mario Lewis (foreground, at left) introduces seven of the nine artists who are producing work for the Galvanize 2006 "Visibly Absent" series: Jaime Lee Loy, Sabrina Charran, Gerard Gaskin, Nikolai Noel, Tessa Alexander, Parker Nicholas, and Marlon Griffith. Missing: Akuzuru, Alex Smailes
"Visibly Absent" projects by artists Sabrina Charran, Gerard Gaskin and Jaime Lee Loy open today--see the full schedule of events for more information on locations and times.
[See photos of the Galvanize 2006 launch event in the Galvanize 2006 Flickr set and at limingteam.com.]