CALGARY, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ -
Cedric Bomford: Concrete Logic - In 2002 Cedric Bomford traveled to Prague as an exchange student from Emily Carr University. He first noticed the air vent structures as he walked between stations; they became landmarks and points of reference for his own map, details that turned the city from strange to familiar. Concrete Logic presents a selection of 15 images from the Prague Air Vents - rendered in stark precision and framed against a bleak grey sky these photographs are intriguing studies of both socialist utopian ideology and urban design.
Peter von Tiesenhausen: Experience of the Precisely Sublime - For years Tiesenhausen considered himself an outsider, never accepted into the inner circles of the urban elite, yet this rural isolation has given him a cradle-to-grave vision now focused on the ethics of material use in urban development and suburban sprawl. In past work there was a focus on materials subtly referencing their natural state, Experience of the Precisely Sublime examines the dirty end of this relationship - our production, consumption, and waste of material derived from nature.
Tobias Zielony: Vele - Tobias Zielony's photo- and video-based series Vele explores the legacy of Le Vele di Scampia, a monumental Brutalist housing complex in northern Naples built by Franz Di Salvo in the 1970s. Originally hailed as a revolution in urban social housing, the complex was subsumed by the Camorra crime syndicate even before completion. Zielony's shifting, hallucinatory video and eerie photographs of the structure and its inhabitants explore the failure of utopian architecture that has literally and figuratively crumbled into a reality that is at once both nightmarish and banal.
All three shows run January 18 to May 4, 2014
Project Space - December 16 - March 16: Tyler Los-Jones: the way the air hides the sky - The installation borrows the language and materials of industrial and interior design as a vehicle for the natural image - light boxes, room dividers, rolls of wallpaper, and mirror: tools for image-making - and deploys them within the conceit of a perpetually in-progress storefront.
Program highlights include Sunday drop-in drawing, artist talks by all of the participating artists, a hands-on workshop using re-purposed materials and a bus tour exploring Brutalist architecture in Calgary. Visit www.eskerfoundation.com for more information and to register.
Parking, gallery admission, and programs are always free.
SOURCE: Esker Foundation
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