Event // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION
NEXT2016 / PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Thursday, February 16, 6-8 PM | FREE
117 8 Avenue SW
Please join us on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 PM for two free programs presented in conjunction with NEXT2016, Contemporary Calgary's ongoing series in support of emerging practices:
6PM: ARTIST TALK / JAYDA KARSTEN
In developing her exhibition, A Collection of Collections: Objects Temporarily Removed from the Everyday, Jayda Karsten considered artists who collect, why they collect, and the objects they choose. Join us for a talk by Karsten in which she will discuss various motives behind collecting, as well as the process of autoethnography found in this work.
Jayda Karsten is a Calgary-based artist who recently obtained her BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Karsten’s work has been shown in multiple community based group exhibitions such as Demo Tape (2015), Phantom Wing (2013) and WSKEO #100 (2012). Her interdisciplinary practice also includes several curated exhibitions such as; University Elementary School’s Public Art Proposals for Central Public Library (2015), Neon: Audio Visual (2014) and Similar But Different (2013). Her practice has benefited from residencies at University Elementary School (2015) and The Banff Centre (2014).
7PM: PERFORMANCE / LINDSAY SORELL
Join us in Lindsay Sorell’s exhibition, Studies in Healing, in the Top Gallery North at 7pm for a special collaboration between an upright bass player and a dancer.
Lindsay Sorell is an artist, writer, and editor in Calgary, Alberta. With a special interest in relationships, art ethics, and the implications of digital media, she has participated in numerous residencies, exhibitions, and lecture series across North America. Recently, Lindsay hired an actor to attend an art show and enjoy himself in Minnesota, and hosted a speaking series of advanced Toastmasters titled Inspirational Speeches. She is the editor of Luma Quarterly and founder of the fake gallery, The Toronto Gallery of Calgary.