Exhibition Runs: June 8, 2014 – July 31, 2014
Reception: Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, July 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm
In the UAS +15 Window
Calgary based artist Jake Klein-Waller presents An Idle Warning, a series of sculptural investigations into place and existence that consider how personal conceptions of an afterlife might be expressed through the physical and visual languages of the Canadian landscape.
Through sculptural representations of both performance and stillness, An Idle Warning explores the silences of the forest and the sea as a means to relocate the viewer within a personal sense of place. In a manner similar to how one might use physical objects to navigate the physical world, the objects in An Idle Warning offer the viewer a set of tools with which to navigate and inhabit a non-physical world.
Jake Klein-Waller is a recent graduate of Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Working within a multi-disciplinary approach, he uses sculpture, installation, performance, and photography in order to interrogate concepts relating to place and existence. Jake Klein-Waller participated in the 2012 M:ST Performative Arts Festival and has exhibited in several group shows in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Exhibition Runs: June 13 – July 12, 2014
Reception: Friday, June 13, 8PM-11PM
In the UAS Main Space
Through a multi-disciplinary practice that involves drawing, photography, sculpture, and new media, Kyle Beal presents Jokes Chokes and Gags, an exhibition of new work that considers the physical and theoretical spaces of performance, behaviour, and humour.
Kyle Beal is a Calgary based visual artist who graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2001 and who holds a Masters degree in Visual Art from the University of Victoria (2004). His work has been featured in exhibitions across Canada and most recently in the four person exhibition I Laughed, I Cried, I Split My Side, curated by Dagmara Genda and presented at AKA Artist-Run in Saskatoon, SK. Kyle Beal is represented by the Douglas Udell Gallery.