Exhibition: Reliant Objects

May 23, 2018 to August 2, 2018
Hoffman Gallery
Exhibition: Reliant Objects

Reliant Objects is a group exhibition of interdisciplinary craft work challenging notions of form, function, and the future of domestic objects. In Reliant Objects, the works attempt to claim their own narrative space, building new futures and object-agency through challenges to form, misuse, and dysfunction. These objects rely upon a viewer’s recognition of their sameness and difference, in the ability to seek meaning in their digressions from everyday familiarity. This exhibition is not about strictly historical objects or everyday objects, material specificity or labored craft. It is not about the history of "the thing," but rather about the ability for these objects to look into the future and serve as a reflection of self. In their multiplicity, augmentation, or fragmentation, these works act as a mirror, allowing the viewer to recognize themselves and their collective future potentials in disparate and unfamiliar parts and pieces.


Co-curators: Courtney Kemp (OCAC faculty) and Lyndsay Rice (Alberta College of Art and Design faculty)

Dates of Exhibition: May 23-August 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 5:00-8:00pm

Public Open Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm