Fogo Island Arts announces 2018 CIBC Artist-in-Residence

Fogo Island Arts (FIA) is pleased to announce that artist Gareth Moore, also known as Ashes Withyman, is the 2018 CIBC Artist-in-Residence.dawnchorus

Based in Montreal, Withyman’s sculptural, installation and site-specific work has been shown across Canada and at renowned international venues such as Salzburger Kunstverein; La Loge, Brussels; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; and Glasgow International. His works are held in private and major institutional collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Tate Modern, London, among others. Established in 2016, the CIBC Artist-in-Residence program enables Fogo Island Arts to bring one renowned Canadian contemporary artist per year to participate in a residency on Fogo Island.

CIBC’s support is a vital contribution to Fogo Island Arts’ Patrons Program, a major fundraising campaign launched in 2016 to support FIA programs and initiatives. The partnership between CIBC and FIA reflects a shared understanding of the critical role that contemporary art plays in enriching and revitalizing Canadian communities.

Ashes Withyman (Gareth Moore) lives and works in Montreal. Solo exhibitions include A Dark Switch Yawning, Neptune Skeletons Thronging, Black Bucket Prolonging, World Turtle Longing, Sink Plug Wronging (with Geoffrey Farmer) (2017), Salzburger Kunstverein ; Bullae (2017), Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; A Burning Bag as a Smoke-Grey Lotus (2015), Stroom den Haag, The Hague, and La Loge, Brussels; Household Temple Yard (2014), La Criée – Centre d’art contemporain, Rennes; Blocked Arch, Deferred Ceremony, Dawn Chorus, Tra-diddle da. Like a fly in slow suspense (2014), Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Household Temple Yard (2013), Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; and Allochthonous Window (2013), Vancouver Art Gallery. His work A place, near the buried canal (2012) was produced as part of dOCUMENTA (13). Moore’s work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions including Lady with Gull, Peanut butter steps, World Antacid (2017), Live Arts Week VI, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy; Under Construction (2015), Paramo, Guadalajara; Journeys (2014), Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Play time (2014), Les ateliers de Rennes, Biennale d’art contemporain à Rennes; Bat Ear (2014), Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin; The Intellection of Lady Spider House (2013), Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; and Every Version Belongs to the Myth (2009), Project Arts Centre, Dublin.


Image: Ashes Withyman, Dawn Chorus (detail), 2014. Wood, clock, rouge, pet food, paint, glass, metal, stickers, stone, canvas, paper, components of sound composition: guinea pig, tortoise, rat, cat, snake, large mixed breed dog, pug, crickets, parakeet, rabbit, frog, hissing cockroaches, bearded dragon, pigeon, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.