Gallery 1C03 presents
March 3 – April 2, 2011
Artist-led workshop in collaboration with Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts: “Minutia: The Books I Didn’t Write – Generating Thoughts, Ideas and Forms in a Digital Age”, March 2, 7 – 9 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Opening reception: March 3, 4 – 6 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Artist’s lecture in collaboration with Alliance for Arts Education in Manitoba: “The Creative Disposition: Understanding Creativity Competencies and Creative Maturity”, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd floor, Centennial Hall)
Artist’s talk: March 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2C14 (2nd floor, Centennial Hall)
Artist-led workshop in collaboration with The Writers’ Collective: “The Book of The and Another Book of The: Idea Generation – The Indispensable Core of Creativity”, March 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Calgary-based artist Robert Kelly’s love of language led him to create this conceptual installation consisting of eleven distinct books of concrete poetry displayed on lecterns. A piece whose initial imposing appearance belies the artist’s often playful manipulation of text, the bookworks are based on the eleven words from the sentence fragment “the first time I heard the sound of a page turning.” Kelly’s point is to consider how awareness of minutiae is fundamental to meaningfulness. Minutia demonstrates this by isolating and recontextualizing components from the English language to create an arena in which to explore meaning. Kelly’s installation uses words, letters and sounds in his books to explore the meaningless/meaningful dynamic and challenge our level of awareness.
A special interactive component of the installation is an invitation for gallery visitors to respond to the texts in Minutia using graphite supplied by Gallery 1C03 to write or sketch their thoughts directly on the gallery walls.
Robert Kelly works in
Gallery 1C03 gratefully acknowledges financial assistance from The University of Winnipeg, Manitoba Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Regular gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Admission to Gallery, reception, artist's lecture and artist’s talk are free and open to all. Pre-registration is required for workshops and registration fees apply. Contact Platform at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Writers’ Collective at email@example.com for details.
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For information, contact: Jennifer Gibson, Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
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