Kerri Flannigan and Megan Quigley
Artist Talk March 23rd at 7PM via Zoom, Passcode: 978573
Read the Exhibition Essay by Shannon Webb-Campbell here.
Please join us for a talk by Forest City Gallery's current main-gallery artist, Kerri Flannigan in conversation with Megan Quigley.
Kerri Flannigan is an interdisciplinary artist and educator currently based on Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Territories (Victoria, BC), who experiments with methods of research and storytelling through installation, video, and performance. This work frequently takes a collaborative form, working individually and collectively within a large group to create responses to ubiquitous themes. Family mythologies, coming-of-age confessions, queer experiences of place, fire, and swimming and have all been subjects of recent works. Flannigan has shown locally and internationally, receiving a Canada Council for the Arts Inter-Arts Grant and BC Arts Council Media Arts Grant in 2020, a BC Arts Council Visual Arts Grant in 2022, and the Best English Zine at the Expozine Awards (2011 and 2014).
Megan K Quigley is a curator, arts administrator, and researcher based in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. She is currently an MA student in the Art History department at Concordia University. Megan holds a BA in Gender Studies and English Literature from the University of Victoria and a BFA in Art History and Studio Arts (Concordia.) Her thesis research asks how contemporary curatorial practices participate in cross-community coalition-building, through food-based and ecologically-oriented public art engagements. Megan’s curatorial practices are concerned with BIPOC and queer futures, critical geographies, hospitality, and land-based research approaches. Recent writing includes texts on public bathing, decolonial walking tours, aliens, and the artist-run-centre as kitchen. She has previously held positions with Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, Open Space, Impulse Theatre, and Oxygen Art Centre, as well as other spaces and initiatives.