Opening Reception: Friday February 20, 2009 from 7 to 10 pm
At the UAS Mainspace - 4th fl, 319 10th Ave SW
"Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2003, I have maintained a regular studio practice of both art production and observation. I believe in the Duchampian idea that no artwork can exist without an audience and, by extension, that the audience plays a contributing role in the creation of the artwork.
"When I am looking at art, I try to note the minute details that pull me in, as well as the overall effect of the work. I wonder if other people are enthralled with the same moments within a piece as I am, or if I'm overlooking the beauty of other specific parts to the whole. I'm always curious as to what I'm looking at, and then, more importantly, why I'm seeing what I am. My studio practice builds on this exercise of looking, and I ask myself the same series of questions when working – why that brushstroke? why that colour? – with the hopes of creating works that have multiple layers of interest."