Residency at the Banff Centre

Recently I had the good fortune to participate in the BAiR Late Winter residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to finalize a project I’ve been working on, funded by the Ontario Arts Council. For documentation of what I worked on there, you can go here.

I was also working on components for an installation I was hoping to include in an exhibition at Common Ground, but unfortunately the show was cancelled due to Covid-19. I hope to have the chance to show the installation piece elsewhere in the future when this pandemic is in the past, since it occupied several months of my life and it would be a shame to keep it in the darkness of storage.

In the meantime, here are some studio shots of the installation’s components in progress. I was working on replicating Soviet-era objects, mostly using oil paint on wood, or masking off half of the object and painting directly on the other half.