International non-profit art organization ArtCan is pleased to participate in the Fronteer independent art fair with a group exhibition, PEACE | SUSTAINABILITYat Contemporary Art Space (CASC), Chester, 26-29 August 2022.
The group exhibition, curated by Todd Stewart and Rita Carta Manias, draws inspiration from the city of Chester. We are called to reflect on contemporary issues and engage our audience in artistic conversations around the theme of peace and sustainability.
The artworks on display are inspired by the history, architecture and natural environment of the city of Chester, its people and social context in a contemporary way.
Kate enters; Lawrence Mathias; Ryan Haughton; Emerald Crimson Ross; Sandy Lawton; Todd Stewart
About Fronteer Art
The art fair was entirely conceived and organized by Michael and Sharon Borkowski. They have been exhibiting together since 2014 and then opened Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield in 2020. They were due to hold the first Fronteer Independent Art Fair at CASC Gallery in 2020 but it was postponed for 2 years due to the pandemic. As practicing artists, they are passionate about creating opportunities for other artists and collaboration.
fronteer.co.uk | @fronteer_art
ArtCan is an artist-led, not-for-profit arts organization with members across the UK and internationally. ArtCan’s work is supported by the efforts of volunteer art members, the contributions of the Founding Friends and Friends of ArtCan, and the valuable guidance of the Board of Trustees.
ArtCan has experience in creating collaborative art exhibitions in London, the UK and internationally. Exhibitions complement the work of established galleries, giving talent the opportunity to gain experience and skills. ArtCan works with galleries, but also seeks new spaces where art becomes part of everyday life and aims to engage the public in an organic and personal way.
ArtCan’s artist focus means the model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales to help artists focus on developing a sustainable practice.
For more information about ArtCan visit ArtCan.org.uk | @artcanorg
NOTES TO EDITORS
For further information, please contact:
Kate Enters, Founder and Director – [email protected]
Contact/ Website and Social Media:
[email protected] / www.artcan.org.uk / @ArtCanOrg
About the curators
Todd Stewart is an American lens artist living in the Midwest of the United States. Using photographic images as a foundation, his work is an exploration of how light illuminates the fleeting moments of time in the physical world around us. Creating stories by layering the interaction of light with weather, nature, people and objects. Todd’s work has been exhibited in the US and internationally and he currently works in New York and London.
Rita Carta Manias is an independent curator and promoter of culture, originally from Sardinia, living in London since 2004. Rita received her BA with honors in Art History (University Birkbeck, London) focusing on the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period and completed her MA degree in Art Management (Contemporary) at London Southbank University. Her involvement in arts and culture is diverse, spanning the UK and Italy with numerous organisations. Her own artistic curatorial initiative aims to create links between her island of origin, Sardinia (Italy) and the UK with a series of exhibitions open to all international artists. Rita is an enthusiastic supporter and operations manager at ArtCan (NFP) and an active advocate for promoting collaboration and new opportunities for international member artists and cultural events.
About the Gallery
Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) is the operational name for a range of pop-up and permanent exhibition spaces in and around the University of Chester and the City of Chester. Broadcasting from Creative Campus Kingsway, CASC hosts exhibitions by staff and students from all programs within the department and individual artists from across the country.
chester.ac.uk/contemporary-art-space-chester | @cascgallery