I describe my visual art practice as neo-conceptualist, new genre work since I explore areas of meaning production in a variety of media. Recently, I have been experimenting with cinematic formats to create visual discourse within other media. Art writings and artist interviews are published in artUS magazine (Los Angeles) and various artist websites online. Artwork is available at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects and p|m Gallery in Toronto.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Quick Draw Artist Interview #20: Meichen Waxer
Quick Draw Artist Interviews are
a series of interviews conducted by Otino Corsano using Facebook's IM Chat
feature. Spontaneous conversations with international artists are recorded and
documented specifically for publication on this blog.
triggers. Toni Only; Rita Letendre; Kosso Eloul; Dora Hunt. But they only
pushed the detonators. I wired everything. I just shot them on film and my
hassy doesn't have a timer. Micheline Beauchaumin and Albie Frank in Japan. They
are uploading now. Draw:art about art.
Meichen Waxer is a
Toronto based artist, yet she has spent time living in Montreal and in Paris
during the Summer Creative Residency 2010 at Parsons Paris as overseen by
Charlotte Moth. Waxer has always been fascinated with ideas of fantasy,
constructed histories and turn of the century melancholy. Elements of female
craft and body are interwoven into her interdisciplinary practice juxtaposing
photography, textile-based sculpture and painting. Meichen explores processes finely
incorporating anxiety, obsession and occupation. She graduated from OCAD in
2007 with a major in photography, receiving The Faculty and Friends of
Photography Award. Waxer is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council Emerging
Artist Grant and has exhibited nationally and internationally.