McLeod and Paul2
Arts Commons Presents Faux-Naif, a perfectly suited piece to The Ledge Gallery space. Over several weeks, Calgary artists Nate McLeod and Cassandra Paul will be presenting an exhibition about exhibition-making.
By continually adding new works and objects from their studios, as well as constructing new components on an ongoing basis, an exhibition is developed that continually evolves while appearing “resolved” at all times.
McLeod and Paul installation 1
The title of the exhibition itself, Faux-Naif is taken from an Akimblog review discussing McLeod and Paul’s recent Pith Gallery exhibition, Under New Management, referring to the fake naïve quality found in paintings by the artists. A similar quality may be found in the installation of this exhibition as works appear to be installed haphazardly or unprofessionally, despite the artists’ extensive knowledge of professional artwork installation.
The two co-founders of Avalanche Institute of Contemporary Art deliberately lean or stack artwork onto one another, balance objects precariously, leave components left unfinished, all in an effort to explore methods of display as the basis for a collaborative art practice.
Artist reception at Happenings #4
in Upper Centre Court of Arts Commons on April 19 from 6-9pm