The Summoning (2014)
Amalie Atkins now represented by dc3 Art Projects
dc3 Art Projects is honoured to present The Summoning, a film with accompanying photographs and installation at Montreal's premiere downtown arts building April 16 - May 3. This work, shown for the first time in it's entirety, is currently being exhibited as a film and installation at Regina's Mackenzie Art Gallery as part a solo travelling exhibition of work created since 2008, we live on the edge of disaster and imagine that we are in a musical. The photos are also featured in the touring exhibition They Made a Day be a Day Here, curated by Amy Fung which next travels to The University of Manitoba.
Quirky characters in hand made costumes, dark and mysterious vignettes without a clear beginning or end, quizzical soundtracks, and a fantastic quality to the film sequences. These elements set Atkins' work apart from traditional short film making and lead the viewer to a place of dreams and half-memories where every frame is a beautifully composed image rendered timeless with anachronistic technology.
Amalie Atkins is a multidisciplinary story teller whose work hopscotches from filmmaking to fabric-based sculpture and photography to performance. Atkins trained at ACAD and lives and works in Saskatoon. She has received the support of numerous grants and awards from Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board and Saskatchewan Film Pool. Atkins has been twice Sobey Art Award long listed and her work has been collected by public institutions, corporate collections and by private collectors in Canada, USA and Europe.
Montreal's boutique art fair Papier has kindly invited dc3 back for a second year. We are excited to be exhibiting our newest gallery artist, Amalie Atkins, and a fantastic selection of Montreal based artists we have presented in Edmonton over the past 18 months. If you are in Montreal, we would love to see you at Papier April 25-27. If you cannot join us, consider attending the fair next year - it is a fantastic opportunity to see Canada's finest artists working with paper all in one place - fabulous Montreal.
Chromatic Revelry (2012)
April 19 - May 24
An artist reception will be held May 3rd from 3 to 8 PM with refreshments and music to inspire your own inner joy.
dc3 Art Projects partners with Vancouver gallery Will Aballe Art Projects in presenting Evann Siebens' Chromatic Revelry.
A series of 10 short films and accompanying photo installation, Chromatic Revelry connects the ordered harmonic scale of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with the chaos of rave culture. Shot on Super 8 film in clubs and at raves, the piece suggests a timelessness to parties, celebration and dance. The chaos is married to the musical chromatic scale, and stitches it to a formal classical dance training and aesthetic. With its archival Super 8 footage and Baroque music, the film becomes trans-historical, lost in time, and commenting on the nature of revelry, celebration and the human form rather than a particular moment in history.
Combining extremes of scale to parallel the disparate musical styles referenced in the films, Siebens explores the nature of art in our time, our fascination with youth tribes, and our relationship with technological image making. Silly, sentimental and luscious, these films and the accompanying photographs inspire more than simple humour as they explore movement and bliss.
Image: Bauhaus on Stilts (2012) Evann Siebens
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.
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Please note that as of February 13th the gallery will have new hours in effect:
Wed 12 - 5 pm
Thurs 12 - 8 pm
Fri 12 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 5:30 pm
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