Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Doug Dirks from CBC Radio’s Homestretch. We had a chance to discuss the inspiration behind ÖDE.
Calgary – you can still catch the exhibition at The Military Museums.
Money is in reality just an embodiment, a condensation, a materialization of a network of social relations… -Slavoj Žižek
After hundreds of hours pushing dyed sand, grain by grain, with a razor blade, the $1000 mandala is done. The evidence of my labour is visible in the missing paint that my butt rubbed off the floor!
And once the exhibition was over…
Learn more about my Mandala series here.
I am very pleased to announce that my newest, and brightest work will be premiered at igNIGHT!
Hosted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo igNIGHT seeks to reimagine, transform, and energize public spaces. My work will honour the final days of the tungsten light bulb.
As of 2015 the light bulb as we know it will no longer be produced in North America. While this marks an advance in environmental responsibility, it also marks the death of a technology that changed the world. As the light bulb fades into the past, my newest work will function as an epitaph that invites contemplation of change, hope, passage and death.
igNIGHT begins October 23rd, in Fort McMurray and although the festival only lasts for ten days, my work will be on display until the end of the year to accommodate its time-based nature.
Waiter’s Hourglass was also part of the Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition – Uncooperative at Forest City Gallery. This year addressing the theme of ‘exhaustion,’ Uncooperative speaks to creative workers’ systematic exhaustion and the realization that we are collectively bound up in the same pressures to perform based on the unrealistic, counter-productive expectations of fast-food economics: quick, effective, more.
The Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine recommended our show and featured an interview with us by Craig R. Palmer.
The Edmonton Examiner‘s Doug Johnson discussed the show’s uncanny juggling act between performance art and installation.
Getting to know the local art communities was great, and it won’t be long before we’re back.
Station Gallery in Whitby, Ontario is holding their annual fundraiser Thursday April 24th. Event admission includes dinner and an artwork – yes, an artwork. One lucky attendee will be leaving with my roadkill bronze cast deer. Visit their website for tickets and information.
The roadkill series was originally created for Wondereur, who wrote a wonderful story about my work.