Abandon, By the Old Dirt Road
January 6 – February 4, 2011
Opening Reception: January 6, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Art Crawl: January 13, 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Artist talk and workshop: January 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
(an introduction to the use of charcoal drawing in stop motion animation)
Abandon, by the old dirt road is an installation involving a layered interplay between painting, video projection and sound. Abandon investigates rural spaces, lost and recovered memory, and the painter’s studio itself.
This installation appears courtesy of the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s permanent collection. The viewing of this work in Hamilton is made possible through the Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section.
Jeff Nye is a Master of Fine Arts Graduate of the University of Regina. His interests include contemporary painting, interactivity, the social roles of artists, and the phenomenology of painting. He has exhibited his paintings and site-specific installations in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. He has received awards from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Ontario Arts Council, and is a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2005-06. He was a recipient of the University of Regina Scholarly Research Award, and the Canada Life Graduate Award in 2004. He is currently working on an on-line painting experiment located at www.livestudio.ca.
Download the exhibition catalogue here (pdf)
Jeff Nye, Abandon, by the old dirt road, 2006, oil on canvas, audio and projected video
Courtesy of the Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection