Opening Reception: January 12th, 7-10PM.
At the UAS Satellite Gallery
One of these exhibitions is &ersand, an annual art exhibition that celebrates collaborations between creative minds, where each collaborator brings a different skill, practice and perspective. Collaborations are a unique experience where inspiration, motivation, and different perspectives can influence the works created. The beauty of each work comes from how new ideas emerge, as part of the collaborations, where it would not have happened alone. It is never a perfect process. As you work off each other, you start discovering your own strengths and weaknesses. Either working harmoniously or clashing ideas, by the end of it, you never know how it’s going to turn out. There are 20 collaborative works, involving over 40 artists in all stages of practice and different disciplines. This is the fourth year of &ersand, which has continued to inspire individuals to work together, creating something new.
- Vicki Chau, curator of &ersand
The curator would like to acknowledge the support of Calgary 2012, Cultural Capital of Canada, for this edition of &ersand.
Vicki Chau is a media artist based in Calgary, working mainly with photography and video. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design, earning a BFA with distinction in Media Arts + Digital Technologies, and is currently the Programs & Outreach Coordinator at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society. She has been on several board and committees with various artist-run centres in Calgary, and is currently sitting on the board of Exposure Photography Festival. In her spare time, she independently organizes and curates exhibitions featuring emerging and established artists, at different venues throughout the city.