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Matthew Talbot-Kelly Residency and Exhibition 9:00 am
Matthew Talbot-Kelly Residency and Exhibition @ Oxygen Art Centre
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Matthew Talbot-Kelly Residency and Exhibition @ Oxygen Art Centre
While in residence at Oxygen Art Centre, Talbot-Kelly will build a temporary, multi-part Site Specific installation, an assemblage made of two realities – physical and digital. This will be a domestically scaled fence/barrier/wall made from[...]
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Resident Artist Matthew Talbot Kelly Closing Celebration 7:00 pm
Resident Artist Matthew Talbot Kelly Closing Celebration @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Resident Artist Matthew Talbot Kelly Closing Celebration @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oxygen Art Centre hosts Resident Artist Matthew Talbot-Kelly for a site-specific sculptural installation project: “…concerning the inept and yes, foolhardy barricading of wayward denizens…” Project Dates: April 15 – May 19, 2019 Open Studio Hours:[...]
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Matthew Talbot-Kelly Artist Talk 2:00 pm
Matthew Talbot-Kelly Artist Talk @ Oxygen Art Centre
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Matthew Talbot-Kelly Artist Talk @ Oxygen Art Centre
Oxygen Art Centre hosts Resident Artist Matthew Talbot-Kelly for a site-specific sculptural installation project: “…concerning the inept and yes, foolhardy barricading of wayward denizens…” Project Dates: April 15 – May 19, 2019 Open Studio Hours:[...]
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Matthew Talbot-Kelly Residency and Exhibition @ Oxygen Art Centre
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Matthew Talbot-Kelly Residency and Exhibition @ Oxygen Art Centre

While in residence at Oxygen Art Centre, Talbot-Kelly will build a temporary, multi-part Site Specific installation, an assemblage made of two realities – physical and digital. This will be a domestically scaled fence/barrier/wall made from reclaimed and reconfigured furniture that is seamlessly and endlessly extended by an Augmented Reality (AR) overlay made visible via the built-in cameras on provided tablets. Talbot-Kelly will be in residence at Oxygen from April 15th through May 26th 2019. During this time the gallery will be open to curious visitors Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm, with Talbot-Kelly present to discuss his project with the public. The residency will culminate with a closing celebration on Friday May 17th from 7-9pm and an Artist talk on Saturday May 18th from 2-4pm.

 

Matthew Talbot-Kelly is a peripatetic mixed media artist, filmmaker and architect. His wide-ranging art practice comprises works in both analog and digital time-based mediums. Working variously from Dublin, Vancouver, Mumbai, London, and Montreal, Talbot-Kelly has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally. “Oxygen Art Centre looks forward to hosting such a dynamic and accomplished figure with an eye for the absurd and experimental, and ambitious aspirations while in residence in Nelson this spring.” Says Oxygen Art Centre Executive Director Genevieve Robertson. “Through building a barrier that is neither practically functional nor with a clear purpose, Talbot-Kelly’s work questions the absurdity of our personal empires, our desires to keep others ‘out’, and our possessions ‘in’.”

 

Walls are topical at the moment – they keep people out, they define space (a here from there), allocate membership within, separate public from private – though their resonance goes beyond a contemporary USA centric lens.

“This construction will be capriciously placed, be made of ineffectual semi-charred ruinous source materials, it’ll have a never-upright orientation, submerging and emerging from the interior surfaces: cumulatively this work will stray far from a utilitarian conventional fence”, says Talbot-Kelly. “As much as it will be an inept, useless wall, I’m imagining the results may also exhibit characteristics of a barricade. In this way, the construction’s political overture will be reoriented.”

 

ABOUT Matthew Talbot-Kelly

 

Matthew Talbot-Kelly (Ireland/Canada) is a mixed media artist, filmmaker and architect based in the Pacific Northwest. Talbot-Kelly is interested in how chance, editorial and mise-en-scène processes may be devices of (non)sense-making, uncovering compelling readings of the fragmentary familiar, through dialectics of contradiction and (in)comprehension. His wide ranging art practice comprises works in both analog physical (mixed media, collage, assemblage, installations, architecture, text) and digital time-based (film, animation, loops, interactive, sound, VR and AR) realms. Recently exhibited physical/digital/interactive works The (n)Atrocity Exhibition – a house crash for the rest of us, (BAF Gallery, Vancouver, 2017) Circling Towards a Possible Present, (Sunnycrest Mall, Sunshine Coast, BC, 2017), articulated subtext – an interactive VR installation, (Seaside Centre for the Arts, Canada, 2016), in Kamera / ‘After The Gold Rush’ / Venetian retirement station of a fictitious New York cabbie, Teatro di Villa Groggia, Cannaregio, (Venice, Italy, 2015), Blow 24 fps (Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Canada, 2015), and falling:catching (Krtashreya Aurodhan Gallery Garden, Pondicherry, India, 2014). Talbot-Kelly’s award winning digital & analog hybrid experimental 3d collage films The Trembling Veil of Bones (2010) and Blind Man’s Eye (2007), have screened around the world, including the Venice Biennale Film Festival. Talbot-Kelly is presently working on a large architectural/performative/mixed media work in production, a modern day Cabinet of Curiosities to be unveiled as a pop-up in a shopping mall. Various works have been funded by the Canada Council, NFB, The Irish Film Board, Ontario Arts Council.

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Evan Locke Residency @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – Jun 14 @ 7:30 am
Evan Locke Residency @ Oxygen Art Centre

Residency dates: June 04-June 13th

Exhibition dates: June 15th to July 12th, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14th at 7-9pm

Artist talk: Saturday, June 15th at 4pm

Gallery and Residency hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5pm

 

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is an installation artist originally from New Brunswick who now resides in Victoria, BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the Oxygen Art Centre space.

Evan Locke will be in residence from June 4th to June 13th. The artist will hold open studio sessions from 1-5pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays during the run of his residency. Those interested can drop in to meet the artist and watch the progression of his installation. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of this site-specific installation piece, Immediacy Protracted beginning on Saturday, June 15th and closing on Friday, July 12th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 14th from 7 – 9pm. Locke will give a talk about his project on Saturday, June 15th at 4pm. The gallery hours during the run of the exhibition are from 1-5pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

The artist states that the intention of the project is to “explore the impacts of scale and architectural spatial relationships” as they relate the tradition of painting. The physical size of the piece with approximately 400 square feet of canvas and it’s supporting wooden structural apparatus make it “visibly evident that the work cannot leave the space without being dismantled”. The artist, in exposing and inverting the physicality of painting intends the piece to function as a way to “reveal the nature of its own existence where the application of paint is wholly facilitated by the support structures themselves”.  This project extends the artist’s interest in promoting a conscious awareness of architectural space and the viewer’s presence within it.

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Immediacy Protracted Exhibition Opening @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Immediacy Protracted Exhibition Opening @ Oxygen Art Centre

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is an installation artist originally from New Brunswick who now resides in Victoria, BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the Oxygen Art Centre space.

 

Evan Locke will be in residence from June 4th to June 13th. The artist will hold open studio sessions from 1-5pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays during the run of his residency. Those interested can drop in to meet the artist and watch the progression of his installation. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of this site-specific installation piece, Immediacy Protracted beginning on Saturday, June 15th and closing on Friday, July 12th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 14th from 7 – 9pm. Locke will give a talk about his project on Saturday, June 15th at 4pm. The gallery hours during the run of the exhibition are from 1-5pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

 

The artist states that the intention of the project is to “explore the impacts of scale and architectural spatial relationships” as they relate the tradition of painting. The physical size of the piece with approximately 400 square feet of canvas and it’s supporting wooden structural apparatus make it “visibly evident that the work cannot leave the space without being dismantled”. The artist, in exposing and inverting the physicality of painting intends the piece to function as a way to “reveal the nature of its own existence where the application of paint is wholly facilitated by the support structures themselves”.  This project extends the artist’s interest in promoting a conscious awareness of architectural space and the viewer’s presence within it.

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Evan Locke Exhibition – Immediacy Protracted @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm
Evan Locke Exhibition - Immediacy Protracted @ Oxygen Art Centre

 

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is an installation artist originally from New Brunswick who now resides in Victoria, BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the Oxygen Art Centre space.

 

Evan Locke will be in residence from June 4th to June 13th. The artist will hold open studio sessions from 1-5pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays during the run of his residency. Those interested can drop in to meet the artist and watch the progression of his installation. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of this site-specific installation piece, Immediacy Protracted beginning on Saturday, June 15th and closing on Friday, July 12th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 14th from 7 – 9pm. Locke will give a talk about his project on Saturday, June 15th at 4pm. The gallery hours during the run of the exhibition are from 1-5pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

 

The artist states that the intention of the project is to “explore the impacts of scale and architectural spatial relationships” as they relate the tradition of painting. The physical size of the piece with approximately 400 square feet of canvas and it’s supporting wooden structural apparatus make it “visibly evident that the work cannot leave the space without being dismantled”. The artist, in exposing and inverting the physicality of painting intends the piece to function as a way to “reveal the nature of its own existence where the application of paint is wholly facilitated by the support structures themselves”.  This project extends the artist’s interest in promoting a conscious awareness of architectural space and the viewer’s presence within it.

Evan Locke Artist Talk @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Evan Locke Artist Talk @ Oxygen Art Centre

 

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host artist Evan Locke as this summer’s Artist in Residence. Locke is an installation artist originally from New Brunswick who now resides in Victoria, BC. During his residency, Locke will construct a large-scale painting as a sculptural piece designed specifically for the Oxygen Art Centre space.

Evan Locke will be in residence from June 4th to June 13th. The artist will hold open studio sessions from 1-5pm on Wednesdays through Saturdays during the run of his residency. Those interested can drop in to meet the artist and watch the progression of his installation. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of this site-specific installation piece, Immediacy Protracted beginning on Saturday, June 15th and closing on Friday, July 12th. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 14th from 7 – 9pm. Locke will give a talk about his project on Saturday, June 15th at 4pm. The gallery hours during the run of the exhibition are from 1-5pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

The artist states that the intention of the project is to “explore the impacts of scale and architectural spatial relationships” as they relate the tradition of painting. The physical size of the piece with approximately 400 square feet of canvas and it’s supporting wooden structural apparatus make it “visibly evident that the work cannot leave the space without being dismantled”. The artist, in exposing and inverting the physicality of painting intends the piece to function as a way to “reveal the nature of its own existence where the application of paint is wholly facilitated by the support structures themselves”.  This project extends the artist’s interest in promoting a conscious awareness of architectural space and the viewer’s presence within it.

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SUMMER CAMP Writing on the Walls with Amber Santos @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos
ONLY 2 spaces available registration confirmation required

July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space.

Cost $150/week

This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece.

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SUMMER CAMP Writing on the Walls with Amber Santos @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos
ONLY 2 spaces available registration confirmation required

July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space.

Cost $150/week

This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece.

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SUMMER CAMP Writing on the Walls with Amber Santos @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos
ONLY 2 spaces available registration confirmation required

July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space.

Cost $150/week

This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece.

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SUMMER CAMP Writing on the Walls with Amber Santos @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos
ONLY 2 spaces available registration confirmation required

July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space.

Cost $150/week

This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece.

Jul
19
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SUMMER CAMP Writing on the Walls with Amber Santos @ Oxygen Art Centre
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WRITING ON THE WALLS with Amber Santos
ONLY 2 spaces available registration confirmation required

July 15-19, 2019 (Monday – Friday)

9am – noon Ages 7-12 – Painting, drawing, collaborating and interacting with the public space.

Cost $150/week

This playful and exploratory workshop will invite kids to connect with each other through their own drawings, develop their own ideas and play with scale. Kids will have the opportunity to collaborate on a public art piece.

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