401 Update – Summer 2022
FADO Performance Art Centre
Nuit Blanche 2022Oct 1, 2022 to Oct 2, 2022
7PM – 7AM
Virtual Window Gallery
A sequence of single and gridded videos of floral arrangements, Observance reflects upon how we are both tied to and changed by our experiences of the loss of loved ones. Through this work, April creates a monument to the act of remembrance, reflecting on the AIDS crisis and its effect on the arts community. Activating and animating memory through the creation of these unique bouquets, April gives form to the observation that she holds those departed within her. The artist notes that “there is a duality in flowers that interests her. They are given in thanks and in sorrow. They are containers of multitudes.”
An excerpt from Observance, a Monument to Memory by Jennifer Long
April Hickox is an established Canadian artist, educator, and independent curator. Producing for over 35 years; her practice includes photography, film, video, and installation. Hickox’s work is based in narratives and explores how the passage from one life experience to another encompasses history and memory.
Another version of Observance is installed until the end of September at the corner of Queen and Bay Streets at the TD Bank on their media art wall that presents curated video presentations by Canadian artists from the TD Bank Art Collection holdings.
This version of Observance is on view now at 401 Richmond adjacent to Studio 120.