Hot Mess @ TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, Calgary [10 May]

Hot Mess

18:00 - 21:00

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TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4
The exhibition runs April 6 – May 31 / 2018 in the TRUCK Contemporary Art +15 Window Space at Arts Commons (205 8 Ave SW). Closing Reception May 10 @ 6PM. The reception will continue with drinks & snacks at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club (109 7 Ave SW) from 7PM — 10PM. Friends of TRUCK will receive 15% off their entire bill by simply bringing a show card from the exhibition.

In HOT MESS, Fluorescent pink light radiates with deceptive openness while an unstoppable leak threatens to affirm the unruly desire for more. The impossible bulk of Imagination lumbers back to the sweeping, and to cleaning up after foolish mistakes made in the name of love. All the while, big
red buckets collect the good intentions fueled by a certain uncertainty that impossible things do happen.

Madeleine Mayo (b. 1981, London, Ontario, Canada) holds a BFA in Painting from OCADU (The Ontario College of Art and Design University) and is currently an MFA candidate at Concordia University. Mayo’s practice is situated at the interstices of painting and sculpture which employs figurative and abstract tropes as a vehicle to engage with the formal and effective experience of colour, mimetic representation, and of her own subjective relationship to these objects as manifestations of love and desire.

Mayo currently lives and works in Montreal. She was the recipient of Tom Hopkins Graduate Award in Painting & Drawing and the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Arts Fellowship Graduate Awards. She has also taught both academic and studio courses at Concordia University.


This event takes place on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T'ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for participating in contemporary art. TRUCK programming is free to attend and open to all.

TRUCK's +15 Window Space is located on the second floor hallway of Arts Commons (205 — 8 Ave SE). The Max Bell Elevator is located on the west side of the Arts Commons building and there are wheelchair accessible washrooms available on the main floor.
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