Lightbox Studio - Sept 2017

September 1, 2017

For Immediate Release 

September 5, 2017 


Arts Commons Presents:    

Print Media and Queer Theory is at the forefront in this new Lightbox Studio Project


CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents is excited to showcase Calgary artist May G N’s Super Impose in the Lightbox Studio from September 4 – October 27, 2017. 

Super Impose repurposes the Lightbox Studio into a generator and launching point for visual artist Mary G N to create projects and printed matter designed to expose the world as queer and unclear.  Zines, posters, and handouts will be produced in Lightbox Studio with manipulated printers to create an installation about the dynamics of viewership and everything taken for granted.   

“Cities are hubs of queer activity and the gathering of so many differentiated bodies is thought to warp seemingly normative spaces into impenetrable alternative lifestyle zones,” says Mary G N. “The truth, that queerness in the life and landscape of the city is permanent, structural, and multi-faceted is a bracing one for those who consider themselves outside the paradigm.” 

The Lightbox Studio at Arts Commons is an experimental studio and exhibition space that promotes studio-based projects, running in two month intervals.


Arts Commons Presents Visual and Media Arts

Title:                                    Super Impose by Mary G N
Location:                            Lightbox Studio at Arts Commons (Beside Martha Cohen Theatre)

Date:                                   September 4 – October 27, 2017

Artist Reception:              Artist reception at Happenings #10 on the Mezzanine Level of Arts

Commons on Monday, November 27 from 6-9 pm            


Please see attached for artist biography.



For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager




Artist Biographies


May G N is a Trans Albertan Artist that works with new media print technologies to produce work engaging with their personal navigations of territories that span the emotional, physical and societal. Through layering image, text and material, May G N provides scenarios where the decisions of the viewer are interrogated surrounding their relationship with queer identities and the territories they inhabit and change.

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