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Andrew Frosst: Instinctive Break

Photo Courtesy of Andrew Frosst.

Andrew Frosst is an artist based in Calgary. His independent practice is informed by his extensive collaborations with other artists, including the Arbour Lake Sghool collective, of which he was a founding member and as an artist-curator with Wreck City, a community public art project.

Frosst’s work expounds on the derivative elements of a suburban environment: construction site detritus, waste and found objects paired in absurdist constructs and scenes, while his dream-inspired texts experiment with the meaning and form of language.

This solo exhibition will feature two works referencing neo-surrealism and counter-linguistics: the large installation of Instinctive Break (a wig floating in an aquarium of water), and a text-based work derived from a language-generated computer program that traces the currently unsearched neologisms and the text entries of internet search engines.


The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists. Initiated in 1998 and named the RBC New Works Gallery in 2008, this gallery space continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting Alberta artists.

Kristy Trinier

Kristy Trinier is the former Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Previously, as the Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Trinier curated Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as exhibitions at the AGA and Enterprise Square Galleries. Her previous roles include Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, related exhibitions and public art programs and Grant Writer at Banff Centre. Trinier has written for Canadian Art, Momus and other arts publications. She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands.

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