For the month of April, multidisciplinary artist Tor Lukasik-Foss of Ontario, Canada and artist Jenny Irene Miller of Anchorage, Alaska exhibit work at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The shared exhibit opening is Friday, April 7th, 5-7pm with artist talks at 6pm. The exhibits are part of Lukasik-Foss and Miller’s month long artist residencies at Bunnell.
Lukasik-Foss will present an installation booth, “I Am Not Psychic”, where he’ll take appointments and host “readings,” at Bunnell, perform music and share his creative process. Miller will exhibit photographs and host a cyanotype workshop. Both artists are Artists-in-Residence at the arts center for the month of April. Learn more about Tor and Jenny’s specific residency programming at www.bunnellarts.org.
Tor Lukasik-Foss: “The majority of my creative work over the past two decades has explored the subtle mechanics that inform how people connect to each other, and how people connect to place. In particular, I am fascinated in social anxiety as a disruptive, paradoxical yet also generative energy, one that both separates people as well as leading them to incredibly creative strategies of connection.”
Jenny Irene Miller: “I’m an artist who uses photography. My art practice is grounded in all of this: place, storytelling, Indigeneity, queerness, and familial and community relations. Photography provides a space for me to practice a form of careful observation that runs deep in the Inupiaq culture I come from. My art practice considers photography’s ability to share stories, to recall people and memories, and how it has been used as a weapon in the colonial project.”
Tor Lukasik-Foss is Canadian-born artist of Norwegian/British descent and based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada whose practice includes and combines large scale installation, drawing, assemblage and performance, all of which attempts to disrupt the binary between public and private space, between performer and audience, between the strange and familiar.
Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq, b. Nome, Alaska) is an artist working primarily with photography. Her larger portfolio also includes works made with sound, video, and sculpture. Her work focuses on identity, community, place, refusal, and access. Jenny lives and works on Dena’ina Ełnena in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jenny holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico where she was awarded the Beaumont Newhall/Van Deren Coke Photography Fellowship. She also holds a BFA in Photomedia and a BA in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington. She is a past SITE Santa Fe Scholar, Elizabeth Furber Fellow, and Fulbright Canada Killam Fellow.