Opening Reception: Friday April 29th at 8pm
Exhibition runs till May 21st
Wireframe is a site-specific installation that uses photo-luminescent tape to trace the unique Victorian architecture of the Ballroom Gallery at the Khyber. Inspired by early ’80s science-fiction film sets, video games, and AutoCAD, Wireframe creates tension between real and virtual space, converting the gallery into an immersive three-dimensional drawing of itself. Through this ‘drawing’ process, the individuality of the Ballroom is revealed, indexing the production and history of the space as well as positioning the building as a collaborator in the work. This empathetic shift re-mixes the context of the space and the activity happening inside it. As a result Wireframe proposes an inter-subjective relationship; we program the gallery while the gallery simultaneously programs us. SR
Check out this article on Wireframe in Canadian Art Magazine> here.
Scott Rogers is a Canadian visual artist who produces site-specific, collaborative, and conceptual projects. His work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally in Ireland, New York, Minneapolis, and Berlin. Upcoming exhibitions include solo projects at PM Galerie (Berlin), and Queen Specific (Toronto), as well as group exhibitions including the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), PAVED Arts (Saskatoon), Artcite (Windsor), and SKOL (Montreal). Scott’s work has been reviewed in Artforum.com, Canadian Art, the Globe and Mail, and C Magazine, and he is a recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The above image is actual photo-documentation from the installation a the Khyber. The image has not been manipulated!