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Inverted Pyramids and Roads to Nowhere - Eleanor King

  • Dates: September 29, 2018 - December 29, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Kamloops Art Gallery
  • Address: 101-465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Eleanor King is a Nova Scotian artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice combines sound art, social practices, improvisations, drawing, and sculptural installations that engage with memory, community, technology and the everyday. Also a musician, sound is often integrated into the spatial experience of her found and self-generated sculptural installations. King’s site-specific installations and relational aesthetics emerge from research that addresses the place and context where she is exhibiting. 

In the new work made specifically for this exhibition, King intervenes in the architecture of the Gallery, shifting walls into new configurations that fold inside and outside spaces into one another, filling spaces normally used as entranceways and creating a sensory experience of sound and sight. The work builds on King’s ongoing conceptual inquiry into the internal and external, the real and the imaginary. Equally optimistic and pessimistic, a self-described “dark utopian,” King offers a space for contemplation about our collective and personal complacency in the global environmental crisis; her work poses questions about land use, the effects of late capitalism and our futurity. 

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