TEENZINE was made as part of my residency at CFAT to compliment a Y2K themed event that I hosted there which involved performance, karaoke and craft. This painting is intended to be a playful yet critical take on magazines I LOVED as preteen around the Y2K era. It depicts and satirizes tropes seen on the covers of Tigerbeat, Teen People of J-14, but also makes space for some of the stories and identities I wish I had been able to see in these magazines.
Elyse Moir is an emerging interdisciplinary artist from Halifax. She completed her BFA at NSCAD University in 2015, where she studies printmaking, book arts and art history. Elyse enjoys helping people to express themselves through art and has been facilitating youth arts courses through NSCAD since 2014. In the last year Elyse made narrative paintings and illustrations, hosted several karaoke nights, working on a feature film and completed a six month video residency at the Centre for Art Tapes. This Spring Elyse will show a series of paintings at Lost and Found and will be hosted by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design as an artist in residence this coming Fall.