As part of one sentence too many, one word too few: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2020, Life Drawing Class is a participatory artwork by Rosamunde Bordo and part of a larger and ongoing project called The Denise File, The Relationship Without Images. The work explores the role of mediation, collections and the construction and conflation of factual and fictional narratives. If you choose to donate your drawing, it will fold into the work and become part of The Denise File. The artist would like to thank you for your participation in this work.
ABOUT THE WORK
In this segment of my project The Relationship Without Images (the Denise File), I would like to invite you to join my Life Drawing Class, which will be held at the Belkin over the course of the graduating MFA exhibition (https://belkin.ubc.ca/exhibitions/ubc-master-of-fine-arts-exhibition-2020/) (July 17-August 17). The Relationship Without Images (the Denise File) is an ongoing project that I began in the fall of 2018. The first installment of this project was shown at UBC’s Audain Gallery in the fall of 2019. Images can be found here: https://ahva.ubc.ca/persons/rosamunde-bordo/
An online component of this project accompanies the exhibition here: https://belkin.ubc.ca/rosamunde-bordo
WHAT IS THE LIFE DRAWING CLASS?
In this iteration of the project, I invite viewers to help me with the production of drawings. If you choose to donate your drawing (anonymously or otherwise), it will be exhibited in the gallery space in the growing exhibition and contribute to this unfolding project. To do a project that requires physical presence at this time of isolation, I hope that there is a potential for the gallery to be a temporary space of connection.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for one or more of the 25-minute drawing sessions. To ensure the safety of all visitors and participants and to maintain physical distancing protocols, 6 spots are available for each class.
Registration closes at 5 pm the evening before each session (ie. 5 pm on Friday for a Saturday session). Please wait for an email confirming your registration before coming to the Belkin.
Saturday, July 18 at 2 and 3 pm FULL
Wednesday, July 22 at 2 and 3 pm
Saturday, July 25 at 2 and 3 pm
Saturday, August 1 at 2 and 3 pm
Saturday, August 8 at 2 and 3pm
For your safety and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority and WorkSafe BC guidelines, physical distancing of 2 metres will be maintained during each drawing session, all surfaces will be regularly sanitized after each user and hand sanitizer will be available. We will provide pre-sanitized drawing materials, but please feel free to bring your own drawing implements as well. Participants and visitors must self-assess before coming to the Gallery and stay home if you are not feeling well.