Arts Commons Presents
The Color Green
Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: June 5 - September 3, 2019
Artist Reception: Friday August 30th 7:00pm-10:00pm 2019
The Color Green refers to the process of Chroma Keying technology, the process by which a specific colour element is removed from a video scene and replaced with a different element. Plastic surgery, Photoshop, “fake news” and even the simple process of collage all use the process of cutting away and blurring reality to create an altered version of what is really happening. While in the residency Trash will create a series of short film pieces to convey these concepts. Concepts including but not limited to drug abuse, sex, violence, depression, body image and sarcastic commentaries of societal and political on goings.
Using cardboard, acrylic paint and found objects, Trash will create backdrops and characters to be used. The exhibition will mimic the behind the scenes of a film set where the public is perhaps invited to snoop around and explore the seemingly abandoned sound stage.
The time spent in the space will allow the viewer to question their own sense of participation and belonging in the world. Are they affected by these issues? Why do certain images or topics create a sense of un-comfortability for each individual? Confronting topics with a sense of humour and sass allow the approachability of the message. However, after leaving the space, the viewers will be forced to challenge their own perceptions and understandings of the satire shown to them.
Jane Trash was born in Vancouver and Raised in Calgary. Having graduated with a BFA in Printmaking from Alberta College of Art & Design in 2004, Trash started a silkscreen company with a friend called Jiffy-T, specializing in local business and band promotion. Trash also became part owner of Tubby Dog in 2007 and was heavily involved in promotion of all ages shows and events in Calgary from 2005 to 2016. Since then Trash has exhibited in England and North America and was recognized in Avenue Magazines 2013 Top 40 under 40 for her work with the arts and music community within Calgary. In 2017 Trash also received ACAD’s Alumni Legacy award. Trash is a member of the print based artist collective, Burnt Toast. Trash is also half of the creative art and merchandise duo, Gap Tooth Sweatsuit. She is currently the Educational Art Technician at Alberta college of Art and Design for the Print Media department.