Window Galleries - Dec 2017
November 30, 2017
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2017
Arts Commons Presents: Water, Nature, Man-made Structures, and Ruin Explored in new Window Galleries Exhibition
CALGARY – 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.
The Window Galleries at Arts Commons consist of seven display spaces which provide exhibition opportunities for two dimensional and sculptural works, running in three month intervals and are open to all emerging and professional artists and collectives.
Arts Commons Presents Visual and Media Arts
Title: Beneath, Site & Studio, Mutable Immobiles, and I Am So Emulsional
Location: Window Galleries at Arts Commons (beside Max Bell Theatre)
Date: December 1 – February 23, 2018
Artist Reception: Artist reception at Happenings #11 on Mezzanine Level of Arts Commons on Monday, February 12 from 6-9 pm
Please see attached for artist biographies.
For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
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.