Cindy Baker: Crash Pad at dc3 art projects to Jun 16, Edmonton

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Cindy Baker: Crash Pad

dc3 art projects, Edmonton
May 4 – June 16, 2018

Performances | Thursdays 5-8pm & Saturdays 12-5pm. With guests:

May 10 – Brian Webb
May 12 – Alana Gueutal
May 19 – Brian Webb
May 26 – Allison Tunis
June 2 – Jen Mesch

dc3 Art Projects is excited to present Cindy Baker’s Crash Pad – an exhibition activated by durational performances throughout the course of the show about the artist’s failing, disabled, or otherwise socially taboo body.  Most of Baker’s performances are designed to be performed when the body is at its most functional, however, as an artist whose body “fails” more and more each day, Baker set out to respect this body as it is. Central to Crash Pad is a large sculptural object modelled after a single-pill blister pack, making both an uneasy resting place and a self-rocking cradle, covered in toile blue and white bedding.

Performances will take place Thursdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 12-5pm throughout the course of the exhibition, both as a solitary practice and with invited guests, and the exhibition will be accompanied by a suite of new Crash Pad prints.

Cindy Baker is an interdisciplinary and performance artist whose work is informed by a fierce commitment to community engagement and critical social inquiry. Drawing from queer theory, gender culture, fat activism and art theory, Baker’s research-based practice moves fluently between the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Baker considers context her primary medium, and works with diverse materials and techniques from the low-craft (such as latch-hooking) to digital fabrication and performance, emphasizing the theoretical, conceptual and ephemeral aspects of her work. Cindy Baker completed her MFA at the University of Lethbridge in 2014, and she lives and works between Lethbridge, AB, Canada and Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

dc3 Art Projects
10567 – 111 Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3E8
587.520.5992 (gallery) | 587.340.4195 (mobile)


Wednesday 12-5, Thursday 12-8, Friday 12-5, Saturday 12-5 or by appointment between exhibitions


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