simplest of gestures
August 26 - October 8, 2015
Artists' Reception: Friday, September 25, 5 - 9 pm
dc3 Art Projects is pleased to present concurrent solo exhibitions by artists Tammy Salzl and Brandon Vickerd.
Tammy Salzl’s simplest of gestures features a series of watercolour portraits that capture the complex psychological narratives of the sitters. Calling them ‘beautiful parasites’, Salzl depicts fellow artists, friends and family, striving to draw the viewer in with an affective experience that slowly evolves to alter the viewers perception. Salzl paints figurative studies of what it means to be human in today's world. She paints the stories that separate and isolate us as the other, and the commonalities we all share through an obsessive and often disturbing focus on posture and colour and flesh. She uses paint, oil or watercolour, as metaphor for our own bodies subject to forces of gravity time and nature.
Tammy Salzl is an Edmonton-born, Montreal-based painter who received her MFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University (2014). Recent exhibitions include two person shows at Latitude 53 in Edmonton and FOFA Gallery in Montreal, solo shows at Union Gallery in Kingston, AKA Gallery in Saskatoon and solo show with residency at SlaM Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Salzl is a Tedeschi Scholarship recipient and has received grants and residencies from QALC, KIAC Centre in Dawson City, The Banff Centre and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Salzl’s installation The Cleansing, which recently debuted at Circa POPOP in Montreal, will be presented as a special project during Art Toronto in October 2015, alongside a solo presentation of her works.
Brandon Vickerd’s Faltering Monuments presents a series of sculptural works that subvert the expectation of the monument through intervention. Purposely diverse, his studio work straddles the line between high and low culture, acting as a catalyst for critical thought and addressing the failed promise of a modernist future predicated on boundless scientific advancement. Whether through craftsmanship, the creation of spectacle, or humour, the goal of his work is to provoke the viewer into questioning the dominant myth of progress ingrained in Western world views.
Brandon Vickerd is a Toronto-based sculptor and Professor of Visual Arts at York University. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in (1999) and his MFA from the University of Victoria (2001). Recent solo exhibitions include Art Gallery of Hamilton, grunt gallery in Vancouver and Ace Art in Winnipeg. He has received numerous awards and grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council. Vickerd was recently awarded a commission by the Edmonton Arts Council to create a public art project entitled Wildlife, which will be permanently installed in the Quarters Armature in 2015.
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