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Roy Caussy: The King is Dead…

Roy Caussy, Take it Fervour, 2019, found image collage. Courtesy of the Artist.

This exhibition is both a sympathetic and celebratory mourning of the fading power and influence of Baby boomers. Roy Caussy examines some of this generation’s legacies like the creation of systems that now dictate most aspects of our lives, including those within the music industry that determine how the next pop hit is manufactured. Caussy is interested in how this generation has moved –as Joni Mitchell puts it– from Hippy to yippy, to Boomer yuppie. Through ceramics, installation and drawing, this exhibition examines how flower children became champions of privatization and capitalism.  

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman.
The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists and continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting and promoting Alberta artists.

Curators

Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees, an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert

Bios

Roy Caussy was born in Hamilton, ON, and is currently based out of Medicine Hat.  His work often revolves around serendipity, intuition and associations, with research interests in: WWII and the emergence of a youth demographic and youth marketing; diasporas and cycles; and the tension between our egos and our interconnectedness.  Caussy has participated in exhibitions and residencies across North America, including the 2017 Alberta Biennial.

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  • Art Gallery of Alberta

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12-6pm
Wednesday: 12-6pm
Thursday: 12-8pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

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