Opening Reception: March 16, 7-10PM
Vertigo will transform the UAS Satellite Gallery into a vortex of colourful lines, proposing an experience of motion without movement. Exploring the boundaries of sculpture and painting, the installation plays off the idea of “fact or fiction,” using two-dimensional materials to mimic three-dimensional objects and investigating the transition between the two.
Randy Niessen is a Calgary-based artist who earned his BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2010. His current studio practice explores a hybrid of painting, print media and sculptures with a focus on site-specific installations. His work has been exhibited at the Marion Nicoll Gallery and TRUCK +15 Window Space and in 2012 he presented installations for Art Souterrain and Nuit Blanche Montreal. He currently serves as the Programming Coordinator at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary and as a member of the Board of Directors for M:ST Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival.