Live Panel: Instagram and TikTok for Artists
Thursday, August 25
5 – 6pm MDT
7 – 8pm EDT
12 – 1am BST (Friday)
9 – 10am AEST (Friday)
Panelists: Kristy Gordon and Alex Garant
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Join Mastrius Master Artists KRISTY GORDON and ALEX GARANT for a LIVE panel discussion on how to handle Instagram and TikTok specifically as artists!
Get answers to major questions like:
- What are the best social media platforms to help you grow your art following?
- How do you grow a high-quality social following quickly?
- How can you use both Instagram and TikTok to sell your artwork?
- How can you embrace different platforms and stay authentic to who you are?
- And bring your own questions!
As always, we’re LIVE & INTERACTIVE so bring a pen, paper, and MORE QUESTIONS!
🚩 Tickets only $10 // FREE for Mastrius members
🎙️ Event recording available for Mastrius members only
Meet Kristy Gordon
In a spirit both feminist and punk, my work challenges divisions between high art, decoration, and illustration. I interweave motifs from disparate genres and time periods—from Old Master history painting to Persian miniatures—to create temporally ambiguous settings for strange and surprising interactions among people, animals, and hybrid creatures.
My visual narratives counter historical representations of the figure in painting, namely white bodies performing conventional gender roles. Instead, I populate my work with people from diverse backgrounds. To dismantle gendered hierarchies long embedded in our visual culture, I insert feminine or camp motifs—flowers, unicorns, and fairies, for example—into traditionally masculine genres. The presence of monsters and mythic beings further suggests that these are spaces where identity is fluid.
While fantastical, the environs I depict are not purely imaginary—they stage a return of the repressed. I explore themes and techniques purged from art history on grounds of good taste, and I conjure the magic that has been expunged from the rationalist, technocratic logic of our lived reality. However, the resulting spaces are far from utopian. I foreground power relations as well as the protean vulnerability of the individual body and psyche. By reflecting the pervasive role of violence in our socio-political sphere, I represent fraught encounters in which the identities of perpetrator and victim are rarely clear.
Meet Alex Garant
Internationally renown as the Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant studied visual arts at Notre-Dame–De-Foy College just outside Quebec City. After graduating in 2001, she ultimately settled in Toronto, Canada. She decided to truly commit to her passion for Arts after suffering from a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world.
As a pioneer of Contemporary Figurative Op Art, her oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant establishes herself as one of the leaders of analogue Glitch Art by using patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery. Her paintings are a reﬂection on human duality, the battle for self-deﬁnition between one’s inner self and outer persona.
Represented by galleries in Canada, United States and Australia, her works have also been shown in several museums including the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in California, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona, the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii and the Fullerton Museum Center in California.
Date: August 25, 2022
Start time: 05:00 p.m. MST
End time: 06:00 p.m. MST