26th – 29th August 2022
Curators: Todd Stuart & Rita Carta Manias
Fronteer Independent Art Fair
Contemporary Art Space, Forum Shopping Centre – Chester
International non-profit arts organisation ArtCan, is delighted to participate at the Fronteer Independent Art Fair with a group exhibition, PEACE | RESILIENCE, at the Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC).
A collective exhibition that takes inspiration from the city of Chester. We are called to reflect on contemporary issues and engage our audience in artistic conversations around the theme of peace and resilience.
Artworks on show are inspired by the history, architecture, and natural environment of the city of Chester, its people and social context in a contemporary way.
Kate Enters; Lawrence Mathias; Rian Hotton; Rosso Emerald Crimson; Sandy Lawton; Todd Stuart
About Fronteer Art
The art fair is completely devised and organised by Michael and Sharon Borkowsky. They have been running open call exhibitions together since 2014, and then opened Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield in 2020. They were due to hold the first Fronteer Independent Art Fair at CASC Gallery in 2020, but have been delayed for 2 years due to the pandemic. As practicing artists themselves they are passionate about creating opportunities for other artists and collaborations.
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ArtCan is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain and internationally. ArtCan’s work is supported by the efforts of artist-member volunteers, contributions from Founder Friends and Friends of ArtCan and with the valued guidance of the Board of Trustees.
ArtCan has expertise in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, across Britain and internationally. The exhibitions complement the work of established galleries by enabling talent to gain experience and skills. ArtCan works with galleries, but also seeks new spaces where art becomes a part of everyday life and with the aim of involving audiences in an organic and personal way.
ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that the model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a sustainable practice.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About the Curators
Todd Stuart is an American lens-based artist living in the Midwest of the United States. Using photographic images as a base, his artwork is a study of how light illuminates the fleeting moments of time in the physical world around us. Creating stories through layering the interaction of light with time, nature, people and objects. Todd’s work is exhibited in the US and internationally and he currently has work in NYC and London.
Rita Carta Manias is an independent curator and culture promoter, originally from Sardinia, living in London since 2004, Rita gained a BA Hons degree in History of Art (Birkbeck University, London), focusing on Italian Renaissance and Baroque period and completed a Masters in Art Management (Contemporary) at London Southbank University. Her involvement with the arts and culture is varied, spacing across the UK & Italy with multiple organisations. Her own artistic curatorial initiative aims at creating connections between her island of origins, Sardinia (Italy) and the UK with a series of exhibitions open to all international artists. Rita is an enthusiastic supporter and Operational Manager at ArtCan (NFP) organisation and an active advocate in fostering collaborations and new opportunities for the international artist members and cultural events.
About the Gallery
Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) is the operational name for a range of pop-up and permanent exhibition spaces in and around the University of Chester and the City of Chester. Radiating from Creative Campus Kingsway, CASC has hosted exhibitions from staff and students from across all programmes within the department and individual artists from across the country.
cascgallery.co.uk | @cascgallery