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April Mary Lynn White

1st Year, Print Media
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Biography

In Fall 2019, after living in Newfoundland and Labrador for eleven years, April Mary Lynn White moved to Montreal, QC to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Print Media at Concordia University. April holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2018, April travelled across Canada participating in two artist residencies at Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County, ON and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture Artist Residency in Dawson City, YT. In 2017, April won the VANL-CARFAC Emerging Artist Award and received the Cox and Palmer Pivotal Point Grant. She has been part of national and international exhibitions and has shown her work extensively in Newfoundland including her 2016 solo exhibition A Day in the Life Of at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and 2015 solo exhibition Every day I wake up at Eastern Edge’s rOGUE Gallery.

Statement

A poorly drawn self-portrait becomes three-dimensional, enters our realm, and noodles around the forest. The artist sees this noodle persona as an exteriorization of inner clumsiness, strangeness, and awkwardness. The noodle isn't sure what to think. Do you ever struggle to explain something, and your arms grow a little bit longer? Well that happens to this noodle a lot, and so the noodle has very long spaghetti arms. The noodle is a result of reaching and grasping at a point that will never be found.

Comic Self (2020)
Image 1: Comic Self (2020), photography, performance, sewn costume. Image 2: Comic Self (2020), photography, performance, sewn costume. Video: Intro to Noodle: Noodle in Nature (2020), 2 minutes and 56 seconds, performance/sewn costume

Comic Self (2020)
Image 1: Comic Self (2020), photography, performance, sewn costume. Image 2: Comic Self (2020), photography, performance, sewn costume. Video: Intro to Noodle: Noodle in Nature (2020), 2 minutes and 56 seconds, performance/sewn costume