Randy Niessen, "Hi-Harp," Mixed Media.
In his work High Siren, Calgary artist Randy Niessen uses two-dimensional materials to mimic three-dimensional objects, exploring the unexpected transition between the two.
The Ledge Gallery will be consumed by shapes, lines and colour, composed of string, wood and paint – influenced by the artist’s view of architecture. Small objects will transform into larger ones, and slowly sprawl over a one month period to take over the space they occupy, drawing attention to materials in relation to space and how that may control the viewer’s experience with this site-specific sculpture.
Niessen says he has “become increasingly interested in creating work that not only utilizes a physical space as an equally important component [as the materials], but also gives the feeling of a new, foreign environment creating the chance for someone to step into a space with certain expectations and experience something completely imaginative and unexpected.”
Title: "High Siren"
Location: EPCOR CENTRE’s Ledge Gallery (+15 Centre Court)
Date: March 7 – May 26, 2013
Artist in residence: Saturdays, 12 – 4 pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, May 2, 5- 8 pm, Upper Centre Court