|April 18 – May 24, 2013
Main Gallery Space
Jehra Patrick | GALERIE ABSTRACTION
Jehra Patrick’s work consists of paintings and photography based on imagery appropriated from international museum spaces and archives. Patrick’s work is inspired by the structures of arts institutions and their responsibilities for art’s development. The Main Gallery at Harcourt House will include paintings that incorporate diachronic allusions to movements and artists, as well as depicting illusionary spaces. In an artists interpretation she sees the act of collecting, preserving archival objects as activities that determine the development of arts asthetic and political site.
Visit her website to see more works by Jehra Patrick… http://cargocollective.com/jehrapatrick
Front Room Gallery Space
Adam Waldron-Blain | Two-Part Invention
Adam Waldron-Blain graduated from the University of Alberta’s fine art program in 2007. Since then he has been based in Edmonton and Glasgow. In 2011 he was artist-in-residence in the back lanes and derelict spaces of the Woodlands community in Glasgow, ran games for the IgFest Interesting Games festival in Bristol, and participated in a residency program at the Banff Centre with Icelandic artists Ragnar Kjartansson, Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir and Davíð Þór Jónsson. He performed in the dusty parking lots and wide streets of downtown Edmonton in Dirt City:Dream City, a transitory public art project involving fifteen Edmonton artists curated by Kendal Henry, in July and August of 2012, and spent the winter in residence on Toronto Island and at the Banff Centre.
Visit Adam’s blog to gain a greater insight into this artist/critiques thought process… http://www.instituteparachute.ca/adam/