Benign Antonyms

December 4, 2017 - February 23, 2018
Benign Antonyms

Show Dates December 4, 2017 - February 23, 2018

Presenter Arts Commons Arts Commons Presents

Venue Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court in Arts Commons)

Arts Commons Presents
Ledge Gallery

Benign Antonyms
Megan Dyck

Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: December 4 to February 23, 2018
Artist Reception: Happenings 11 on Mezzanine Level of Arts Commons on Monday, February 12 from 6-9pm

Exploring form versus function, Megan Dyck’s Benign Antonyms makes clever use of sculpture and textiles to re-contextualize familiar surfaces and forms to make the viewer reconsider the way in which they would interact with that object.  Playful at its core, Dyck’s exhibition draws inspiration from perceived character traits of mundane everyday objects.

Artist Biography

Drawing inspiration from the idiosyncrasies and perceived character traits of mundane everyday objects, Megan Dyck's sculptures attempt to invoke a sort of involuntary personification of themselves by exploiting the mind’s natural tendency to relate to its vehicle, the body. Through a variety of media, she aims to create objects which become abstract characters; quietly provoking the viewer to consider their own bodies and interactions with every-day objects in unknown or forgotten capacities. Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Megan received her MFA from the University of Victoria (2014) and holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2010).



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