Reminder: Artist Talk with Emily Jan at 2pm Thursday

ARTIST TALK with Emily Jan -Thursday 9 August, 2018 at 2pm
in the Nonesuch Café

Carlos Gomez Residency Showcase : Ongoing EXHIBITION
in the secondfloor gallery at 168 Main Street

LIFE DRAWING in the Nonesuch Centre – Saturday mornings beginning at 9:30am. For more info and to participate in these sessions, please contact judith at

Also, stop in to the Nonesuch Café this week for coffee, tea, cookies, Nepalese Soup, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Cheddar in Puff Pastry, Vegan BLT, Smørrbrød, et cetera

Come to Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café this Thursday, 9 August at 2pm to meet Emily Jan, a Montreal-based artist and writer who was born and raised in California. Although for this residency Emily is primarily collecting found objects, she typically works with a broad variety of materials – from found materials (both natural and man-made) to silicones and resins, wool, reed, gut, paper, cloth, clay, et cetera.

As a sculptor, Emily creates intricately crafted, hyper-realistic installations of found objects inhabited by flora and fauna that is hand-made out of wool, reed, cloth, silicone and resin. These environments, like enterable museum dioramas, mix elements of high culture with low culture, science with mythology, and history with current affairs. The creatures, wondrous and monstrous by turns, feel real but are entirely handmade. They are not taxidermy, but are emotionally believable to the point where they are often mistaken as such.

As a writer and illustrator, Emily makes artist’s books that address broader concepts such as the circularity of time, the richness of biological and cultural diversity, and the finitude of the planet, through engaging with the specific, the local, the detailed, the personal. Her subject matter ranges in scale from the vast landscapes of the Alaska Range to the minute details of the museum specimen, and the books often thematically run alongside the gallery work.

To learn more, come to Emily Jan’s artist talk
at 2pm this Thursday, 9 August.

For more images of Emily Jan’s work and to read about what she does, visit her website here


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