January was unexpectedly busy but in a good way. Two short weekend trips to California, for some much needed sun, helped prep me for a rush of studio visits at the end of last month. Going from a weekend of snow to a weekend of sun was quite the turn of events. This year is already shaping up to be a busy one!
Last weekend I welcomed members of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver to my studio. It was a little cramped for space, as my studio is on the smaller side, but it was a nice cozy visit in from the freezing cold outside. It was fun to talk about the different projects I’ve worked on and what I’m doing next with my art.
It’s always a bit of extra work setting up my space for visits, but I also like getting to see all the different projects I have on the go laid out in front of me. A lot of the times while I’m working, I will have only a few pieces out on view that I’m actually working on, and everything else is wrapped up for safekeeping and also just to conserve space. Here’s a photograph of my studio as it was set up for the CASV visit, and the three different projects I have on view, Of Myth and Men, pretty boys kill me, and Love is Touching Souls will all be showing sometime this year or next.
I’m busy making preparations for a solo show at Initial Gallery this June, with work from my Of Myth and Men series. In the meantime, there are a few pieces from my older 2010 series from 2010, The Way We Were, at Initial Gallery’s upstairs space on view right now. The Way We Were was originally shown at the Pendulum Gallery a few years ago, and I’m very excited to be a part of their upcoming show later this year. The other exhibition I’m working towards will be a two person show at The New Gallery in Calgary, Alberta of my pretty boys kill me drawings. A busy year indeed! To stay in the loop of where and when I’m showing, you can sign up to my mailing list, as I send out invites for my upcoming exhibitions by e-mail.
To cap off the run of studio visits last week, I was interviewed by the University of Arts London Canada Office as an alumna of Central Saint Martins, one of the five colleges of UAL. You can read the interview on their Facebook page here: Portrait of an Artist – Roselina Hung MA Fine Art CSM.