Opening reception & screening: June 4, 2010 from 7 to 10 PM
featuring work by UAS founders and alumni of Alberta College of Art + Design
Angela Inglis, Cory Hopfner, Derek Waite (founders; 1994, painting), Brad Uphill (founder; 1994, photography), Greg Marshall, Jan Kabatoff, Lorna Bright (nee McCarron), Mark Holliday, Milo Dlouhy, Neil Freeman, Shawn Hillis (1994, painting)
and their invited guests, recent and current ACAD students
Jahan Monast (2005, painting), Camille Betts (2006, sculpture), Brittany Perry (2010, painting), Heidi Holt (2010, glass), Michelle Trudgeon (2010, sculpture), Aaron Sidorenko, Frank Spudic (2011, painting)
Join us June 4th for the launch of Sweet Sixteen, and for a special screening of Untitled Art Video featuring interviews with UAS founders by local artist Patrica Dawkins.
In addition to the work displayed in the Main Gallery, beginning MAY 28, 2010 there will be a Sweet Sixteen web gallery open for the duration of the show, designed by Milo Dlouhy. This site will feature the founders of UAS and their 1994 work, and an essay by Karen Attwell.
"No one ever knows the future when something new comes into being. If you are lucky there is someone to cradle it, all slimy and warm, and to wonder what those dewy, trusting eyes will see. And sixteen years on for Untitled here it is. Still focused, critical, and aware."
-- Karen Attwell, "Coming of Age." Sweet Sixteen exhibition essay.
In 1994 Untitled Art Society was founded by a fresh batch of graduates from the ACAD painting and photography departments.They had no idea where their initiative to register as a society and source studio space would take them, but they hoped they would keep their student energy alive. Sixteen years later, while the founding members have moved on, the society continues.
In honour of its 16th anniversary, UAS has engaged these founding members to see where their practice has evolved since graduation, and encouraged them to engage with current and recent ACAD students in Sweet Sixteen.