Eyelevel is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a group talk on August 19 featuring three out of our four brilliant artists from HEAT WAVES –– our two-week, mini-residency summer program, which ran from June 1 to July 31, 2021. Our wonderful panelists this year will include Yang Guo, Marissa Sean Cruz, and Tamara Smith, who will talk about their work, share their process, and maybe even show us what they did during their time in-residence… stay tuned to find out! Make sure to RSVP here.
Eyelevel welcomed 4 emerging artists as our 2021 HEAT WAVES residents. Each artist stayed in residence for 2 weeks during the months of June and July, each taking over Eyelevel's Instagram account for a portion of their residency.
HEAT WAVES is an annual program where early-emerging and aspiring artists are invited to create during consecutive 2-week low-pressure residencies each summer. Residents receive free access to a studio, a small materials stipend, and the opportunity to do an Instagram takeover and/or participate in a public event at the end of the residency series. This program is "soft-juried" prioritizing applications from artists who feel uncomfortable or unwelcomed in artist-run centres, artists who hold IBPOC, disabled and 2SLGBTQIA+ identities, and folks who have never worked with Eyelevel before. HEAT WAVES was developed in 2019 by Maddie Alexander, and has since become one of our most anticipated annual programs.
Eyelevel would like to extend a special thank-you to Wonder’neath Art Society and 2482 Maynard Street for their support of this project, and for providing wheelchair-accessible studio space for the artists to make use of during their residency.