SNAP Gallery presents two new exhibitions: The Formalist’s Library & Great White North
March 16 – April 22, 2017
SNAP invites Members & Guests to the opening receptions taking place in the Main and Community Gallery:
“The Formalist’s Library” By Jason Urban – Main Gallery Space.
“Great White North” By Jordan Backburn : 2016 SNAP Emerging Artist in Residence – Community Gallery Space.
Receptions take place Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7-9PM
• Artist talk by Jason Urban 5:15PM • Hosted by the University of Alberta
Room 2-20, Fine Arts Building / University of Alberta
“The Formalist’s Library” By Jason Urban – Main Gallery Space
In The Formalist’s Library, Jason Urban meditates on the structure of the traditional brick-and-mortar library as a vehicle for delivering information as a we move from the physical to physible. The Formalist’s Library as an ongoing series exploring various aspects of library architecture and systems and the lifespan of printed media in both the micro (daily) and macro (centurial) sense.
Jason Urban is an artist, writer, and teacher living and working in Austin, TX. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Urban earned a BFA from Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. His prints, drawings, paintings and installations have been featured in numerous venues both nationally and internationally.
“Great White North” By Jordan Backburn : 2016 SNAP Emerging Artist in Residence – Community Gallery Space
In our contemporary moment, our cultural landscapes are largely dominated by varying forms of capitalist exchange. There exists little to no separation between experience and consumption, sincerity and farce, and authenticity has been distorted into something that can be photographed and shared, packaged and sold, bought and discarded.
Jordan Blackburn is an Albertan French Canadian Artist who recently received a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a 2016 regional winner of the BMO 1st Art! competition and has been producing work as an Emerging Artist in Residence at SNAP since September 2016.
This event will graciously be catered by Elm Catering.
10123 – 121 Street