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PROJECT DESCRIPTION // Wild hair swims endlessly without purpose inside an aquarium. It is a creature in its own right, a sci-fi critter or a businessman’s wild-weekend-hairpiece patiently waiting for his return on a Friday afternoon. Instinctive Break divorces from the body one of its more animal appendages – hair – and gives it life, inspiring a consideration of its own being as well as its relation, both historical and contemporary, to ourselves.

ARTIST BIO // Andrew Frosst is a visual artist from Calgary who has studied fine arts at Concordia, Montreal; Malmö Art Academy, Malmö; Städelschule, Frankfurt; and Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich.

His work embraces a wide variety of media with a focus on sculpture, installation and text. In addition to his individual practice, Andrew collaborates regularly with other artists including the Arbour Lake Sghool – a Calgary-based artist collective he co-founded in 2003. He has exhibited work in Canada, the US, the UK, Sweden, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

ARTIST TALK // Visit Contemporary Calgary on September 12th at 6PM, as Andrew Frosst presents a free artist talk about his project, Instinctive Break. Presented in conjunction with BEAKERHEAD.

Later Event: October 16
HOMECOMING // Kim Dorland