Serena Kataoka – Executive Director (email)
Serena has been the Artistic & Administrative Director of White Water Gallery since July 2015, and is excited about the role that this artist-run centre is playing in revitalizing North Bay through contemporary artistic practices.
She believes that art can change “the world,” and that it can create new worlds. Artistic objects and practices make sense within particular contexts, and so have the capacity to disrupt inherited modes of organizing our ways of living together (e.g. colonial, racist, sexist, ableist, hetero-sexist). Art also generates contexts in which the senses are partitioned differently, and so its ‘real’ force can be felt through eruptions of ‘new’ ways of living together (e.g. just, responsible and responsive); one might describe such an eruption as a “distinct aesthetics,” and it is politics in action.
Cameron Lamothe – Business Development Intern
Cameron is a recent OCAD University graduate, originating from Northern Ontario. Working primarily in photography, collage, and printmaking, his photo-based practice utilizes appropriated images gathered from archives. The acts of finding and re-learning enable Cameron to examine various identities, and critique representations of masculinity, politics, and history.
His work has been featured in multiple Canadian publications, including The Northern Appeal, and has been exhibited in Northern Ontario and Toronto, including Project Gallery Studios. He has also collaborated on various community arts projects, and is excited to reconnect with the city of North Bay and its surrounding area.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eric Euler, Chair
Kayla Liberty, Vice Chair
Kristin Lucas, Secretary
Wesley Patterson, Treasurer
Maurice Switzer, Elder
Chris Kosloski, Member
Keven D. Smith, Member
Mitchell Ellam, New generation member
Amanda Weckwerth, Art Fix representative
Interested in joining our Board? Check out our CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS.