Untitled Contemporary Art: +15 Window
Exhibition: August 8th – September 30th, 2016
Reception: Thursday September 15th, 2016, 6 - 7 pm
Followed by drinks at The Palomino (109 7 Ave SW)
Guests of UAS receive a 15% discount on food and drinks.
Using both assemblage and improvised dissection, Unhinged subverts the physical objects of the Barbie doll and female mannequin, humorously playing with gender stereotypes and expectations, female shame, and the ironies of female experience. Through juxtaposition and metaphorical innuendo, mannequin limbs and Barbie doll parts work to counter the objectification of women, and the dismantling and disfiguring of the ever present and iconic Barbie doll form becomes psychologically and socially therapeutic.
About the Artist:
Emily Lendl is an emerging artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She is currently completing her fourth year of her BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Consisting of the collection and assemblage of various incongruent combinations of found objects and materials, her work creates strange spaces and anthropomorphic forms. Working within the tradition of figurative sculpture and surrealism, Lendl unapologetically challenges traditional notions of sexuality, gender roles, and body image.
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Visit Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window:
Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts)
+ 15 Walkway
205 8th Avenue SE
Available for viewing during Arts Commons' regular building hours.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
About the +15 Window:
The +15 pedestrian network is a system of above-ground walkways connecting commercial and public buildings in Calgary's downtown core. A series of display windows in the +15 walkway in Arts Commons, located at 205 8 Avenue SE, are used as exhibition spaces by local arts organizations. The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Stride Gallery, Alberta Printmakers, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, The University of Calgary Fine Arts Program, The Alberta Craft Coalition, and Untitled Art Society program these spaces throughout the year. +15 Window exhibitions are in place for a period of two months and are viewable during Arts Commons’ regular building hours.
These exhibition spaces are open to all emerging and pre-emerging artists with an emphasis on showcasing site-specific installations or small bodies of work. The Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window promotes artistic excellence in emerging contemporary art and emphasizes the increased outreach opportunities of this highly visible space. Receptions are held in conjunction with other artist-run centres with drinks to follow at a local pub. Artist fees are paid for +15 Window exhibitions.