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Oxygen Art Centre hosted artists Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee as Artists-in-Residence from April 10th to the 23rd to create an installation for their exhibition entitled EAT IT UP!, which opens to the public on Wednesday, May 4 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Glanzmann (Toronto) and Yee (Halifax) invite viewers behind the scenes into the weird and obscure world of competitive cooking reality TV. The exhibition explores cooking through an immersive and playful installation that expands on their own histories, ethnicities, and social positions.

Their installation takes place on the set of a fictional show EAT IT UP, complete with a presentation table, competitor’s kitchen stations, and pantry/food storage. Constructed out of common household supplies and cardboard, food sculptures speak to the culinary resourcefulness and resilience of their ancestors as they had to adapt to new cultures and customs.

Oxygen Art Centre is an artist-run centre located at #3-320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC via alleyway entrance. The exhibition will be open to the public Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Prior to your visit please review Oxygen’s COVID-19 prevention protocols on our website.

The exhibition, EAT IT UP! will be on view from Wednesday, May 4, 2022, until Saturday, May 28, 2022. The public are invited to visit the exhibition during the run Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Admission is free.


Image Credit: EAT IT UP!, Video still – B roll, Angela Glanzmann and Stephanie Yee, 2022, Courtesy the artists

Artist Bios:

Angela Glanzmann is an artist, cultural worker and professional beekeeper currently based in her birth place of Tkaronto (Toronto). Her institutional education includes a BFA from NSCAD University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her artistic and writing projects address settler relationships to land, queer possibilities, jokes about critical theory and the connection between violence and cuteness. Glanzmann’s work has appeared in galleries, publications and artist-run centres both nationally and internationally. She is currently reading lots about pollinators in preparation for spring. 

Stephanie Yee is a second-generation Chinese Canadian artist and cultural worker based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the unceded territory of the Mi’kma’ki. Her education includes a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University where she began her exploration into community and identity. With a practice rooted in storytelling, her work manifests as gatherings, performance, writing, installation, video and playing with food. Often beginning with familiar imagery, processes, and materials, Yee playfully interjects as a means of exploring and questioning preconceived notions. She has participated as an artist, facilitator and curator in artist-run centers, festivals, residencies and galleries both locally and internationally.

Oxygen Art Centre acknowledges with gratitude that we are located on the tum xula7xw/ traditional territory of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx/the Sinixt People. As uninvited guests we honour their ongoing presence on this land. We recognize that the Sinixt Arrow Lakes, Sylix, Ktuxana, and Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band peoples are also connected with this land, as are Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.
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