January 14th to March 4, 2011
Initially working via virtual collaboration with two invited artists from national and international destinations, Montcombroux explored ideas and methods towards completing a collaborative installation using a combination of sculpture, interactive kinetic elements, and architectural intervention. Moving from the limitations of virtual activity to the complications of actual activity, Montcombroux and his collaborators will seek to create a visual translation of their various experiences by engaging the gallery as a space of social interaction with all of its implied support structures and systems.
Jason Sheppard was born in Denver Colorado in 1986. He was raised in a liberal middle class family in the suburbs where punk rock and revolutionary politics were an early influence on him. He chose to develop his interest in the connection between the aesthetic and theoretical worlds and doubled majored in sculpture and philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder (graduating in 2008) and is currently in the process of completing his MFA Degree at Rutgers (planning on graduating in 2012). Sheppard has shown nationally and internationally in venues such as Mason Gross Gallery in New Brunswick NJ, VERTIGO Art Space in Denver CO, and The University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum. He currently lives in the fantastically underrated state of New Jersey.
Kyle Beal is a Montréal based artist represented by Galerie PUSH, his work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Canada, including the Glenbow Museum in Alberta and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver. He holds a Master’s degree in visual art from the University of Victoria.
Bruce Montcomroux is a practicing artist currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated with an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2007, and currently teaches sculpture and extended media at ACAD. Montcombroux exhibits nationally and internationally to a lesser extent, and has been the recipient of grants and awards (most recently a Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artists Grant). In addition, he has participated in artist talks, panel discussions, and conducted workshops. Montcombroux has also attended the Banff Centre residency program, the Vermont Studio Center residency program, and the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland.