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Keeley Haftner (Saskatoon)

May 23 – June  6, 2014.

Public Reception: Friday, May 23 @ 8:00.

Stereo Malala is a multimedia sculpture consisting of a lit speaker displaying a stereoscopic 3D image of Malala Yousafzai, and projecting composite sound sourced from dubstep, electronica, and the Pakistani anthem. A tribute to this remarkable young feminist that attempts to contend with the visual and aural onslaught of pop culture, the work stands as an investigation into interference, sincerity, impotence, and intentionality.

Artist Biography
Keeley Haftner is a locally-based Saskatonian artist whose practice is developing in the context of investigating value-based hierarchies. Haftner obtained her bachelor of fine arts degree in 2011 from Mount Allison University. Though an emerging artist, she has obtained an expansive list of grants, awards, professional and exhibition experience. Haftner is the New Brunswick winner of the 2011 BMO Financial Group’s 1st Art! Art Competition, she participated in Toronto’s 2012 Nuit Blanche, she has participated in residencies within Canada, the U.S, and Iceland. Haftner is the founder and director of Street Meet: Saskatoon’s Annual Street, Graffiti and Public Art Festival.  She has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and is one of seven public artists commissioned to create a public work for Saskatoon’s 2013 Placemaker Program. Haftner is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall of 2014.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6 pm; Saturdays Noon – 4pm

PAVED Arts acknowledges the support of our members, volunteers and partners, and of our principal funders: Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the City of Saskatoon and the National Film Board of Canada.

For more information, contact: David LaRiviere, Artistic Director tel. (306) 652-5502 ext.1
PAVED Arts: 424 20th Street West Saskatoon SK. S7M 0X4
Free admission to the public with barrier-free accessibility.