Built on-site by by Steve deBruyn
Opening Reception: Friday, 06 JUNE, 7 – 9 PM
Arnica Artist Run Centre is pleased to present Skate! an exhibition by London, Ontario artist, Steve deBruyn, from June 6th to July 19th. Built on-site and constructed entirely out of donated scrap lumber, deBruyn’s installation transforms the gallery space into an immersive environment that references the aesthetic and functional qualities of D.I.Y. skateboard culture.
Steve deBruyn is an artist living and working in London, Ontario. Usually his work is focused around the culture and aesthetics of skateboarding. As a 30-something Canadian, he takes into account his rural upbringing and lack of actual skill on the board itself but he enjoys the traditional skater ethos of building things for free from whatever is available. He frequently collaborates with others and is open to any and all possibilities when it comes to making artwork in Canada or abroad. He has also been known to create paintings, collages and zines. deBruyn has previously shown at Harcourt House, in Edmonton, AB; Struts Gallery in Sackville, NB; AKA Gallery in Saskatoon, Sask and White Water Gallery in North Bay, ON.
Artist Talk: Saturday, 07 JUNE, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Workshop: Saturday, 07 JUNE, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Please contact Arnica’s Gallery Coordinator, Lea Bucknell at email@example.com for more information.
Arnica Artist Run Centre gratefully acknowledges the support from the Vancouver Foundation, the Kamloops Arts Council, Doug and Sue Buis as well as the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.