Ledge Gallery: Heather Kai Smith
EPCOR CENTRE’s Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: Friday, June 1 to Sunday, August 26, 2012
Residency: Friday, June 1, Tuesday, July 27
Artist Reception: Thursday, August 2, 5 pm - 8 pm (as part of First Thursday)
Exibition: Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 26
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts and local artist, Heather Kai Smith, invite the public for an opportunity to see and participate in the progression of an art installation this summer.
COLLECTIVE MINE will transform the Ledge Gallery into a working independent zine and print shop. Visitors are invited to request designs, sit for a portrait or help with the zine process.
“Handmade, small-run printmaking proliferates one drawing into a collection of objects,” Heather explains. “Not only are these processes of multiplication visually interesting acts, they also broaden intimacy and ownership of the original private sketch. The content of my work is imaginary and autobiographical – taking reference from found photographs, daily events and history. The pieces are generated through observation and daydreaming and where these two intersect.”
Visitors will learn about the print process and assist in the creation of the final works that will be distributed during the opening reception and displayed in the Gallery until the end of August.
As part of its mandate, EPCOR CENTRE provides visual arts opportunities to the Calgary art community and showcases a wide variety of Visual and Media art forms with artists from diverse backgrounds.
Heather Kai Smith is an artist from Calgary, Alberta. Upon graduating from ACAD in 2009, she continues to exhibit and present collaborative projects locally and abroad. Working out of her studio in the Seafood Market, she is an active community member and cultural worker - using drawing as a primary practice while moving between mediums when necessary. Her work is often displayed in non-conventional artist initiatives such as: The Contemporary Art Museum of Calgary, 809 and The White House (Toronto).