SEPTEMBER by Brendan Fernandes

September is here! This month I am excited to share that I am opening a solo show of my works at the Varley Art Gallery in Markham, Ontario.  This show explores the orientalist ballet "La Bayadere" and the roots of the "arabesque" as a semiotic and dance position.  The show opens on Sunday September 20th with a reception, artist talk and performance from 1-4pm .  As well I will be creating a site specific window installation and performance for Mixed Greens in Chelsea, NYC opening September 10th from 6-8pm.  Lastly on September 11th at 6-8pm I will be on a panel at The 8th Floor Gallery speaking about language and performance.  This talk is part of the public programming for the exhibition "Between Body and History".  The show has garnered much press and I am especially proud of the review in Forbes Magazine that highlights my work with forerunners in the art world.    

  Headline   from Forbes Magazine July 29th 2015

Headline from Forbes Magazine July 29th 2015

JULY by Brendan Fernandes

As July sets in I am still a bliss from my travels to Seattle and Lethbridge, Alberta where I opened two exciting shows.  The show "Disguise: Masks and Global African Art " at the Seattle Art Museum garnered much critical attention, including press reviews in The Seattle Times, The Stranger and the Huffington Post. Also, Art Metropole in Toronto recently visited my studio and interviewed me for their blog, where we talked about dance and my current work.

Opening this month I am in group shows at The 8th Floor an independent exhibition and event space established by Shelley and Donald Rubin, the exhibition "Between History and the Body" opensthis show is Thursday, July 9th from 6 - 8pm.  As well, through Centre 3, I will participate in "Pop Up Shop" a site specific exhibition in the downtown core of Hamilton, Ontario's Barton Street that responds to the Pan AM Games arrival in this city.  Lastly, I will be creating a one night performance with Ryan Josey on July 18th through the Lilac Arts Series.  

  SAM - Disguise: Masks & Global African Art - June 19 - September 7 2015    "In Touch" Pe  rformance,   2015 -  Danced by Etienne Cakpo. Costume designed in collaboration with Anne Telcs

SAM - Disguise: Masks & Global African Art - June 19 - September 7 2015
"In Touch" Performance, 2015 -  Danced by Etienne Cakpo. Costume designed in collaboration with Anne Telcs

JUNE by Brendan Fernandes

I am excited to share news of two important show I am participating in this month. On June 19th "Disguise: Masks & Global African Art" opens at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). I am thrilled and excited about this show which features a large number of my works including two new commissions. This show will be traveling to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn and the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, LA in 2016. Attached are two videos created by SAM that give a sneak peak into my work and this show. 

Thereafter I will open a solo show, "Still Move" that features a new dance and movement installation at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) in Lethbridge, Alberta. The opening is scheduled for June 26th with a live performance and reception. I hope you all can see these shows and share in my summer bliss!

  SAM - Disguise: Masks & Global African Art - June 19 - September 7 2015

SAM - Disguise: Masks & Global African Art - June 19 - September 7 2015