Propeller's Annual Curator's Exhibition
*Some restrictions may applyCurated by Chai Duncan
July 2- 27, 2014
Reception: Thursday, July 3, 7-10pm
We encounter the limits of our lives everyday. Whether they are the limits imposed from within or from outside ourselves. It is these edges that give our lives meaning, that give our identities definition.
Erecting barriers, imposing parameters and limits are common strategies employed in a spectrum of creative practices. Whether imposed upon the creator in her studio or upon the viewer in a gallery, theatre or concert hall, the construction of platforms of awkwardness can generate unique opportunities for the reception of art.
- Chai Duncan, curator
Featuring work by: Cath Adele, Jason Brown, Briar Craig, Stephanie Deumer, Eric Field, Kal Honey, Julianne Lyons, Jill Price, Robert Quance, Perin Ruttonsha, Michael Sargent & Vanessa Guillen, Keith Shearsby, Sophia Solaris, Timeanddesire, Katie Waugh and Benjamin Wieler.
Chai Duncan is a curator, a practicing artist and an art educator. He has worked in artist run centers and public art galleries in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and in Alberta and since January 2012 has been the curator at The Latcham Gallery in Stouffville Ontario. He has taught in the art departments at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Lethbridge and the School of Media, Art and Design at Durham College. He is a collector of found landscapes and is interested in the abandoned, discarded and obsolete built environment. As well as having his own art practice, he is also part of the two person art collective known as 12 Point Buck with Lethbridge AB artist Leila Armstrong. He holds a BFA (honours) from the University of Victoria and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.