Megan Dickie: Flips Folly
In the Main Space May 24–July 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday May 24 at 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Friday May 24 at 7:00 pm
Victoria-based artist Megan Dickie’s installation makes the lofty world of intellectual breakthrough into a slapstick comedy. A series of sculptures, representative of the complex worlds of architecture and mathematics, are presented as props that invite comic interaction from the viewer through touch and movement. While the creative process behind the sculptures embodies thought and intellectualism, viewers are free to touch and interact with them, breaking down the divide between physical and mental states, ignoring reason in favour of amusement.
Presented with the support of Emery Jamieson, LLP.
Read the essay about Flips Folly by Christine Walde.
View posts about Megan Dickie on the Latitude 53 Blog.
Kyle Whitehead: Circles of Confusion
June 13–July 20 in the ProjEx Room
Opening Reception: Thursday June 13, at the Patio 5–9
Calgary-based artist Kyle Whitehead's Circles of Confusion is a loop of loops. Using super-8 film, light sensors, and sine-wave oscillators, Whitehead's installation is a machine for transforming between light and sound. This generative relationship suggests that these media are more than complimentary. Whitehead will be the second artist to exhibit in Latitude 53's new ProjEx Room.
June 11–August 24 in the Community Gallery
Artist talks: weekly at The Patio
During the summer, Latitude 53's Community Gallery is filled with the work of eleven local artists—bringing projects in progress, straight from the studio, for one week shows alongside the Patio. Incubator is Edmonton's best opportunity to discover the great artists working in the city, with artist talks each week at the Patio (Thursdays, 5–9, and Friday June 21), as well as updates and video interviews on the Latitude 53 blog.
This year, Incubator includes artists Sara McKarney, Borys Tarasenko, Brenda Draney, Meagan Rose Mehler, Allyson McIntyre, April Dean, Ryan Wolters, and more. Incubator is sponsored by The Common, host of the official afterparty for Patio.
|June 11–15||Sara McKarney|
|June 18–22||Borys Tarasenko|
|June 25–29||Josh Holinaty|
|July 2–6||Dave Maier|
|July 9–13||Brenda Draney|
|July 16–20||Pieter de Vos|
|July 23–27||Meagan Rose Mehler|
|July 30–August 3||Allyson McIntyre|
|August 6–10||April Dean|
|August 13–17||Ryan Wolters|
|August 20–24||Chelsea Boos|
View posts about Incubator on the Latitude 53 blog
Performing Research/Practicing Performance: student performances
Friday June 14, 7:30-10 pm
This special performance event is being organized in conjunction with Performing Research/Practicing Performance, a special “practice/theory” Spring Session course funded by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study and hosted by the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. In this course students examined performance art from theoretical, historical, and practical perspectives. They developed an understanding of performance as critical cultural practice that interrogates connections between time, action, space, and the body. As well as ongoing course work, the students participated in master classes with interdisciplinary performance artists and curators, learning to both write about and do performance art in an expanded context. These performances are the culmination of their course.
Photograph by Michael Woolley.
Supported by Kule Institute for Advanced Study.