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Artist Talk | Kyle Terrence, Gabriel Esteban Molina, Aaron Brown

’Berta Boys is a short film and exhibition that contemplates the teetering instability of Alberta’s hyper masculine identity. For artist Kyle Terrence, this exaggerated posturing has fused Alberta’s aesthetic and economic identities into a petrolphilic culture that is put on display via hyper-masculine regionalisms; roof-racks, lift-kits, oil-slogans and truck nuts, these are the accessories of the twenty-first century petrol cowboy. Driving forward with a self-assured camp, Berta Boys looks to open up this imagery by creating an isolated world where men turn their violent gaze on each other.