RBC Work Room is a studio-like working space that supports the development of collaborative contemporary art projects. Local artists conceive and produce their artworks in this public gallery space, ultimately realizing a finished exhibition. This project format encourages and supports creative experimentation while providing artists from the region with much-needed studio and presentation space. RBC Work Room exposes the creative practices of artists to the public, allowing gallery visitors to see the progressive development of the exhibition from beginning to end.
The first RBC Work Room project of 2017 has artists Zachary Ayotte and Nulle Part working in residence for a creative development period of six weeks, producing a final work in the space that will remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. Their project is entitled Shelter.
Working with sound, installation and photography, Shelter is an exhibition that plays with the boundaries between public and private, light and dark, seen and unseen. By blurring the lines between these divisions the artists seek to create a space that questions what is protected (and for whom) and what purpose these divisions serve in the modern world.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Presented with the support of the RBC Emerging Artists Project. Special Thanks to Audio Sponsor Long & McQuade, “where the music begins.”
RBC Work Room is an extension of the RBC New Works Gallery, which features new artworks by Alberta artists. This project series continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s commitment to supporting the work of Alberta artists.