Exhibition: August 8th – September 30th, 2016
Reception: Thursday September 15th, 2016, 6 - 7 pm
In the +15 Window
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.
Exhibition : June 8th- July 31st
Reception: July 21st, 2016 6 - 7 pm
In the +15 Window
Screen: a floor; a window;
a wall / resistance or
feedback. Possible refusal:
of dualistic images of a Self 1
putting the Foot down.
...and this desire to be a part of,
but apart from something other
surrounds the way you see (you
can’t get in). Pressure
or flattens – how porous will you be?
Calgary born artist Graham Macaulay received a BFA from the University of Victoria in 2014, and has continued to live and work primarily in Victoria BC. He assembles structures that speak to each other, around domesticity and sentimentality, through the compulsion to realize connections. Macaulay has recently presented work with Xchanges Gallery, the Ministry of Casual Living, and Stride Gallery.