LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above – Opening March 14

LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above – Opening March 14

LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above – Opening March 14

Andrew Maize (rural Ontario), Lou Sheppard (Halifax) and Shaheer Tarar (Toronto).
On view March 14–April 20, 2019
Mini-residency period: February 28–March 14, 2019
Curated by David LaRiviere, Artistic Director, PAVED Arts

Andrew Maize, Lou Sheppard, and Shaheer Tarar engage in a perceptual semiotic, which is to say that each artist, in disparate ways, examine how meaning is changed by shifting perspective, and for various reasons the artists are more specifically engaged with aerial perspective.

Andrew Maize examines how “Early panoramic and aerial photographic technologies used both kites and balloons to expand human vision and surveillance.” For this project Maize will develop a new work to be featured on our outdoor billboard space – 424-20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK.

Lou Sheppard‘s Saskatchewan Song Cycle project will work from satellite maps of the Saskatoon area to create a series of graphic scores which will then be interpreted through vocal performance and presented as an installation.

Shaheer Tarar‘s practice concerns the infrastructures of migrant containment and detention, as well as the ways in which aerial images are mobilized in support of this infrastructure. The artist has developed a three-channel film that uses satellite images to document the siege of Kobanî in Syria, the migration it provoked, and how the city’s proximity to a border affected both militants and migrants.

Maize, Sheppard and Tarar will have access to the PAVED Arts production centre and opportunity to collaborate during their residency time in Saskatoon.

LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above
(March 14–April 20, 2019) and LINEs OF FLIGHT: subterranean (May 16–June 22, 2019) will be the subject of a panel presentation by project curator David LaRiviere at the 12th Annual Deleuze and Guattari Studies Conference at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. (See for more information)

Related Events:

February 28-March 14, 2019
LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above
 artist in residence period.

Thursday, March 14th at noon
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Murray Building, 3 Campus Dr #191, Saskatoon, SK
LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above Panel Discussion featuring Andrew Maize, Lou Sheppard and Shaheer Tarar, moderated by program curator David LaRiviere. Presented in partnership with Gordon Snelgrove Gallery and PAVED Arts.

Friday, March 15
LINEs OF FLIGHT: from above Studio Visits, artists from the exhibition conduct studio visits with graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan Fine Art program.




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