Go Behind the Scenes of Annie Briard’s ‘Within the Eclipse’
Image by Annie Briard
The works in Within the Eclipse, which include The Light of Two-Thousand Moons and Sun Simulation, were created and exhibited as part of the BAF Residency Program. The program annually provides six artists with tailored support, including studio space, resources such as a materials budget and an honorarium, and connections to the Vancouver artistic community including possible mentors, buyers, and dealers. An exhibition in the BAF gallery follows each residency, which typically lasts ten weeks.
Annie says she hopes the works in Within the Eclipse “highlight some of the fallacies … behind our sense of a vision and visual perception, and to maybe bring people a little bit more closely attuned to that so that we can shift or extend the ways in which we communicate with one another.”
A mentor for Shumka Centre’s Art Apprenticeship Network‘s 2021 program, Briard also took the role of mentor for Kaitlyn Roberts, who apprenticed as a studio assistant for Briard’s many solo exhibitions, including Within the Eclipse. Art Apprenticehip Network is generously supported by the RBC Emerging Artists’ Project.