Landon Mackenzie is a practicing artist and full Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she has taught since 1986 in painting and drawing. She is best known for her large format paintings which combine layers of information often from history and science while still being grounded in a reference to landscape. Her work has been written about extensively and she continues to exhibit in Canada and internationally. Several of her paintings are in the National Gallery of Canada among other important collections.
For works and articles visit landonmackenzie.com.
Justin Novak has been an Associate Professor of Visual Art and Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art + Design since the Fall of 2007. He teaches in the areas of Ceramics and Illustration. After receiving his BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Justin spent fifteen years working as a freelance illustrator in New York City, for a range of clients (including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Macmillan Publishing, Harper Collins, Tor Books, and the Book-of-the-Month Club, among others). A second career followed, as an exhibiting artist working primarily in the medium of ceramics. Much of his ceramic work, which has ranged from figurative sculpture to utilitarian design, has been developed within international residency programs, including the Kohler Factory in Wisconsin, the Walbryzch Factory in Walbryzch, Poland, the Arabia Factory in Helsinki and the National Workshops of Art and Crafts in Copenhagen.
Drawn from the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection, The Gaze of History probes the conventions of portraiture and the exchange of the gaze through drawing, printmaking, photography and painting in an exhibition that runs from July 6 – August 26, 2012.
In conjunction with these portraits from the collection Vancouver artist, and faculty member at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Elizabeth MacKenzie will create subtle drawings of faces directly on the gallery walls. Acknowledging the history of Ceperley Mansion before it became the Burnaby Art Gallery in 1967, the installation will represent the real and imagined faces of former residents of this building.
Meet Vjeko Sager, a drawing, painting and illustration instructor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and a self-proclaimed “charco-holic”. Vjeko shows us a glimpse into his creative practice as he explores the expressive qualities of charcoal. Both the most ancient and advanced tool of the artist, Vjeko describes charcoal’s power as the perfect tool for the “post-digital” age.
Accomplished photographer and Continuing Studies instructor, Vendula Ralkova demonstrates some framing principles using mats and frames from Opus Art Supplies on Granville Island. Vedula guides students for all levels through photographic composition in various courses at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.