February 14 to March 17, 2023

Exquisite Seriography

This pop-up hallway exhibit of silk-screen prints is based on an old creative game called cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse).

In this game, popular in the 1920s, participants took turns drawing on a sheet of paper that they then folded to conceal their contributions. The paper would be passed on to next players for further contributions.

Using a similar process, the collaborative works on display were jointly created by 14 Red Deer Polytechnic Visual Art student artists. Disparate images were assembled into fantastical compositions that will make viewers wonder at their meaning and aesthetic.

Contemporary art effectively embraces the element of play.  Artists seek out creative strategies to address aesthetic and conceptual issues in order to create engaging an entertaining works of art. The School of Arts & Culture students in Marnie Blair’s ART 393 2D Strategies & Technologies II have created a series of screen prints, fully utilizing play in order to construct meaning, in collaboration with their peers and the viewer.

Artists: Jayde Baumgartner, Ethan Buendia, Danny Cullum, Benzen Desales, Ayden Fox, Daylan Hecht, Simarjeet LNU, Yvonne Moorhouse, David Ocampo, Heather Parker, Yuliia Parol, Peyton Rosin, Theresa Towers-Rickard and Janelle Wilson.

Opening Reception

March 3, 5-8 pm
as part of First Fridays Red Deer

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