Alysha Creighton and Nika Blasser (Edmonton)
Janice Wright Cheney (Fredericton)
Dana Dal Bo (Montreal)
Dana Holst (Edmonton)
Shanell Papp (Lethbridge)
Tammy Salzl (Montreal)
Caitlin Thompson (Calgary)
MARCH 11 - APRIL 4, 2015
Opening Reception March 12/15, 5 PM TO 9 PM
Please join us for the opening of this collection of works from artists across Canada as we celebrate and investigate monsters within ourselves, within society, and in contemporary culture.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a story written by a very young woman that has touched our modern culture for centuries. Her animation of the horrors of society, class, and technology within one reluctant and ultimately doomed conception is a classical example of the subjectivity of the monstrous and a germinator of dc3 Art Projects exhibition Monstrous?. The creator, his creation, and the townspeople around all take the role of monster throughout the tale. All are understandably driven by their own needs and fears, yet each takes turn as failed beings.
Monstrous? is an exhibition inspired by Shelley’s novel and by the works of artists who use horror and unease to portray a sense of the monstrous within their work, most often balanced with elements of humour and beauty. What shape does the monster take within the viewers mind when presented with numerous characters and multiple points of view. Who or what is monstrous within any given situation is often a matter of perspective and time, changing with history and viewpoints.
How do our judgements infest the world we create, how do they impact others around us, and how do they change over time? What is Monstrous?
Image: The Hunting Party (detail) 2012, Shanell Papp, mixed fibres installation. Photo David Candler
Dc3 Art Projects is an Edmonton Canada based supporter, advocate, producer and promoter of the best of contemporary art. Dc3 Art Projects is committed to helping emerging and mid-career artists to bring challenging and engaging work to a greater public through exhibitions, critical writing, travelling shows and international art fairs. Through strong connections with galleries and artists in the major centers of the contemporary creative community, dc3 Art Projects will aggressively promote the artists affiliated with us and bring exciting work to Edmonton to allow collectors and art lovers exposure to discussions occurring nationally and internationally. Dc3 Art Projects will offer advice, assistance and inspiration to new and established collectors looking to acquire contemporary work by gallery artists, at fairs or at auction.
Founder of dc3 Art Projects, David Candler, has spent 20 years looking and reading, travelling for and absorbing the world of contemporary visual art. A self-described artjunkie, he has a passion for artists and their creations, and through dc3 Art Projects will be sharing this obsession with others. As a longtime collector himself, he is a tireless advocate for the importance of art within a society and the role it plays in making the world richer and more complete.
dc3 Art Projects
10567 - 111 Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wed 12 - 5 pm
Thurs 12 - 8 pm
Fri 12 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 5:30 pm
and other times by appointment