CALGARY, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Join the Esker Foundation at the launch of
a new street level Project Space opening May 4th.
The Project Space is a vital alternative exhibition venue of the Esker
Foundation that aims to engage the community by increasing the presence
and accessibility of contemporary art at street level. The Project
Space invites emerging and established artists to develop new two- or
three-dimensional work for display. Located on 9th Ave, in the windows
just east of the main entrance of the Atlantic Avenue Art Block, the
Project Space endeavours to present challenging, responsive projects
that directly address the neighbourhood and explore important
To celebrate the new street level Project Space, Esker Foundation has
commissioned David Hoffos to produce a site-specific 2-channel video
and mixed media installation called Follower.
David Hoffos borrows inspiration from a range of cultural phenomena
including stage magic, theme parks, genre movies, and self-help books.
From a mixed bag of found and invented technologies, the artist
conjures an eerie world of illusion while simultaneously exposing its
artifice. Much of Hoffos's installation work presents a blend of
sculptural diorama and do-it-yourself cinema. Although his uncanny
effects often provoke a sense of wonder - or even terror - in the
viewer, his true subjects are the collective modern conditions of
melancholy and anxiety.
Follower will be visible during the day, but optimized for after-dark viewing.
For full exhibition details, please visit www.eskerfoundation.com
SOURCE: Esker Foundation
For further information:
444-1011 9th Avenue SE Calgary, AB
Contact: Chelsea Patrick, Community Relations firstname.lastname@example.org