Arts Commons Presents
passing through/stay awhile
Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: December 5, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Artist Reception: Happenings #7 in the theme of Tactile Intrigue on the Upper Centre Court of Arts Commons on February 27, 2017 from 6-9pm
Using vinyl and linoleum flooring as the art material, passing through/stay awhile responds to both synthetic and natural elements in our world. As Svea Ferguson takes recognizable construction materials and proceeds to cut and manipulate it, there is a cognitive recognition as she initiates the transformation into something else, an unknown.
“I view these works as abstracted bodies, allowing the viewer to recognize their own physicality in a synthetic, everyday material,” says Ferguson, who was named the 2015 BMO 1st Art! Prize in Alberta, and with work recently exhibited at the Esker Foundation in Calgary, and Division Gallery in Toronto. An ambitious rising star, Ferguson has exhibitions of her work across Canada.
The Ledge Gallery is the largest gallery space at Arts Commons, and exhibits new installations, performative, and sculptural works in three month intervals. The Ledge Gallery also provides an artist-in-residency program during the summer months.
Studio Hours will be posted weekly
Svea Ferguson is a Calgary-based artist with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Barbara Edwards Contemporary (2014) and Stride Gallery (2015), both in Calgary, and at Division Gallery and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto (2015). Ferguson had solo exhibitions at The Esker Foundation project space in Calgary (2015), and at Division Gallery in Toronto (2016). She was named the provincial recipient (AB) for the 2015 BMO 1st Art! Prize. Her work is included in corporate and private collections across Canada and in the United States.