Beneath, Site & Studio, Mutable Immobiles, and I Am So Emulsional

December 1, 2017 - February 23, 2018
Beneath, Site & Studio, Mutable Immobiles, and I Am So Emulsional

Show Dates December 1, 2017 - February 23, 2018

Presenter Arts Commons Arts Commons Presents

Venue Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)

Arts Commons Presents 
Window Galleries

Beneath, Site & Studio, Mutable Immobiles, and I Am So Emulsional
Cameron Young, Cody Cox, Heather Close, Sebastian Jarmula

Location: Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)
Dates: December 1 to February 23, 2018
Artist Reception: Happenings 11 on the Mezzanine Level of Arts Commons on Monday, February 12 from 6-9pm

Arts Commons showcases four unique exhibits in the Window Galleries this December 1 – February 23, 2018 from artists Cameron Young, Cody Cox, Heather Close, and Sebastian Jarmula that explore unique photographic techniques, the relationship of structures, our environment, and our city to us.

Beneath uses a unique technique of submerging the camera underwater and allowing the water itself to impact directly on the image taken.  This approach creates wholly unexpected and surprising results, a reveals an alien underwater world.

Site & Studio uses psychogeography and topoanalysis to demonstrate how space has a psychological impact on the individual. Cox creates drawings that develop a dialog between his conscious and subconscious reactions to the spatial experience.

Mutable Immobiles demonstrates the haunting beauty of structures in a state of gradual ruination. Using overgrowth architectural spaces and singular rooms, Close explores the tension in the relationship between man and nature

I Am So Emulsional is a trip through death and decay, and the life on the way.  Drawing from his memories of idyllic Calgarian summers, Jarmula explores emotional attachment to narratives and our memories.  His pieces provide a loose and colourful break from preconception.

Artist Biographies

Following a childhood passion for image making, Cameron Young has worked in commercial photography, book publishing, and education. His photographs have been exhibited both locally and nationally and he is currently pursuing his interest in primitive photography and 19th century printing techniques.

Cody Cox is a Calgary based artist. He received his BFA in Drawing from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2016. While architectural theory, philosophy and bad poetry consistently fuel his work; Antony Gormley, Fred Sandback and Julie Mehretu maintain a strong position is his collection of influence. Inspired by spatial psychology. He translates intimate experiences within specific spaces into minimal abstract drawings.

Heather Close is an artist who lives and works in Calgary. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in painting from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2009.  Close's current work focuses on the ideas of memory in architecture and concepts of overgrowth and ruin.

Sebastian Jarmula was born and raised in Calgary in 1992. He attended both the University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic to earn a Bachelor of Film Studies. After his 2015 graduation, Sebastian has worked primarily with photography and video; mainly using film and analogue processes in his projects. His central interest lies in exploring diverse (and at times, contrasting) aesthetics, and how visual style influences feeling. Sebastian continues to reside in Calgary, currently working as a portrait photographer, as well as being the video producer for The Gauntlet at the University of Calgary.



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