November 4, 2015
Fogo Island Inn
Established in 1984, Eastern Edge Gallery, St John’s, is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first artist-run centre for visual arts. Gallery Director Chloe Lewis presents a lecture outlining the gallery’s recent programming and initiatives, as well as plans and goals for the future, and opportunities for local artists.
As the province’s only artist-run centre dedicated to contemporary visual art at large, Eastern Edge is committed to exhibiting work by contemporary Canadian and international artists, as well as encouraging dedicated and rigorous activity locally. In providing an alternative venue where artists have greater control over how their work is represented, Eastern Edge facilitates critical dialogue concerning issues in contemporary art and society, actively encouraging artists whose work speaks to feminist, multicultural, queer, and other politically diverse perspectives. Eastern Edge aims to provide a supportive space to develop skills, share information and resources, foster community, and create a meaningful context for artistic activity.
Born in Washington DC and raised in Ottawa, Chloe Lewis is a visual artist who, since 2006, has worked as one half of the artist duo Lewis & Taggart, together with her collaborator Andrew Taggart. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver, and an MFA from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway. Lewis has held the position of Gallery Director of Eastern Edge Gallery since May 2015.
Image: Jade Yumang, Citations. Solo exhibition at Eastern Edge Gallery, 2015.