Exhibition Info

Oct 14 - Nov 26, 2016
10123 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Thurs-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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Why is our first instinct to polish the concrete and grind off the rust, effectively cleansing a space of its industrial heritage? A Modern Cult of Monuments attempts to grapple with this question by considering planned obsolescence and the nature of historical preservation efforts. Fusing printmaking, sculpture, video, and chemical experiments, this project reintroduces the evidence of labour into the restoration process: the act of polishing bringing a sharpened awareness to the work that was once performed with these fragments. These absurdly inefficient processes evoke an alchemical creation of time, memory, and historical aura.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 7-9 pm. Artist’s talk: 6 pm.

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