Juliana Rempel is a Canadian Ceramic Artist based in Calgary Alberta. Through both installation and site specific work, Juliana creates ceramic sculpture inspired by ceramic household objects. She explores the relationship between objects and the space they inhabit, questioning how it is we find meaning through the distance between familiarity and ambiguity.
Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Juliana attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia where she received her BA in Visual Arts and Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales, UK where she completed her Masters in Ceramics.
artist demo today
saturday april 6, 2013
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Pivot members recently gathered at DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB for a presentation of Juliana Rempel’s work. Pivot is an arts group associated with the Glenbow Museum geared towards Calgary’s next generation of influencers and leaders. The goal is to bring together a dynamic group of individuals that share a vision for a thriving, active inner city. Pivot members participate in artist studio visits and behind-the-scenes experiences, gain insight into developing an art collection, and are given a chance to encounter and connect with the important voices and influencers in art and culture
Darcy Lundgren and Greg Fraser, co-owners of DaDe, hosted the group, and nibbles were catered by Raw Canvas. DaDe is an art gallery, interior design shop and very notable venue option if you’re planning to tie the knot, by the way.
Juliana’s ceramic sculptures are inspired by household objects and the colours used by an orange fence juxtaposed against the grey sky viewed on a trip to Wales. She doesn’t expect acquirers of her work to place the pieces in the same arrangements. The Calgary-based artist explores the relationship between objects and the space they inhabit, questioning how it is we find meaning through the distance between familiarity and ambiguity. Her work can be enjoyed at DaDe until April 14, 2013.
March 01, 2013 - April 14, 2013
Juliana Rempel creates ceramic sculptures influenced by everyday objects and the traditions of Still Life. Exploring the relationship between familiarity and ambiguity, these silent objects look to find a voice within their frame. Inspired by the ability of the everyday to renew in us an act of knowledge, Juliana’s groupings creates new platforms for these objects to exist.
‘Distracted Moments’ strives to honor the silent bystanders of our day, allowing objects to emerge from the shadows, posed and poised. This framing of the everyday reintroduces the familiar by separating our understanding from function, ultimately representing these objects for their symbolic values. Within the soft and muted colours of the mundane, there is a silence. Through the silence, vivid colours and shapes emerge to create a disturbance among the stillness.
Juliana Rempel is a Ceramic Artist based in Calgary. Born in Medicine Hat, Juliana attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she received her Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, then attended Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales, UK where she completed her Masters in Ceramics.
Using Plainsman clay from Medicine Hat, Juliana makes simple forms reminiscent of mid century designs with block colors that alternate positions around the pieces creating playful dish sets. Her own cupboard is full of pottery she’s collected over the years, no one object the same, allowing her to choose the right mug or bowl for the right use, on the right day. She strives to create this same feeling with her own sets. Juliana’s passion for making pottery stems from her belief that we remember an instance through the details that surround it and we experience life through the objects that honor it.
available at DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB
Juliana was the second artist that I had the pleasure of meeting at The Seafood Market. Juliana has a glowing enthusiasm for the pottery that she is turning, hope that terms right, she did give me a lesson. At the time when we met she was working on an exhibition of her work up in Red Deer with other galleries picking up her work around the country.
You can come to see her awesome work in Calgary at DaDe Gallery
soap + soap dish
Born in Medicine Hat, Juliana attended Emily Carr University in Vancouver where she received her BA in Visual Arts and then Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales, UK where she completed her Masters in Ceramics.This installation exaggerates and distorts the familiar, reintroducing everyday objects as something other than functional, allowing the viewer to establish new relationships with old objects. Calling attention to these often forgotten objects creates an intimate common ground for a reinterpretation of these objects as the archetypes of our lives.
made objects/choreographed movements opens on Monday, May 14 and runs until Saturday, June 16, 2012.
A reception will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 pm as part of Red Deer’s First Fridays.
The Harris Warke Gallery is located in the Sunworks Home & Garden Store on Ross Street, downtown Red Deer, Alberta.
The use of raw clay to cover a familiar space arose because of the delicate and impermenant nature of clay in its raw stages. Clay has the inherent ability to record actions, its soft and impressionable, responding to the actions of a space by picking up the imprints of the feet that travel over it.
Art Souterrain is a seven kilometre artistic journey through the heart of Montreal’s underground passageways offering a variety of activities including workshops, lectures and artistic performances. The exhibition runs from February 25, 2012 to March 11, 2012. The fun begins on the 25th as part of Nuit Blanche à Montréal, the finale of the Montreal High Lights Festival.
The passage from life to art… The objects and spaces that are part of our daily lives are the silent witnesses that absorb our memories. Through their use and presence, they become symbols of our lives. With Same Old, Same Old, the artist seeks to highlight these object and spaces by changing their plastic identity in order to establish a new relationship between the space and the passerby.