Arranged by Jacob Huffman on behalf of The Bridge Inc, this exhibition explores abstraction through cut-outs, print-making, collage, and sculpture. These artworks are warm and colourful and expand on our regular assumptions of what abstract art looks like.
May 15th — July 15th
Christopher Savage is an artist and designer who grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. He received his Diploma in Visual arts from Camosun College in 2012 and his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 2014. After completing his undergraduate degree, Christopher participated in a residency and group show at Cerdeira Village in Portugal and held a solo exhibition at Xchanges Gallery in Victori...a. Currently, he is finishing his Masters in Fine Arts degree at the University of Calgary.
NASARIMBA (meaning mischief)
A collaborative project
NASARIMBA is a regeneration of the TMC (Tender Mountain Clan) group project that was active in Calgary from 2005-08. The TMC made collaborative artworks on pieces of cutout wooden shapes and nailed them to telephone poles in various communities around town. The pieces were public art interventions with the intent of beautifying urban landscapes by seizing the opportunity to display art freely in unregulated, non-curated spaces. Upon relocating to Calgary in November 2015, Rachel and Mikhail observed the lasting TMC pieces standing guard around the city. Many have deteriorated and become mysteriously unrecognizable however the potential of the project remains strong. They started to make vivid paintings/sculptures out of salvaged wood and house paint, intending to screw them up on poles. Their process involves amassing a collection of cutout shapes, painting these shapes specific colour hues, and assembling the sculptural compositions with a nail gun. Each piece is a kind of visual poem manifested through a meditation on colour and form.
Photo: Chris Savage Detail
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