+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
OCTOBER 8 – NOVEMBER 28, 2017
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017 FROM 6–7PM
REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW AT THE PALOMINO
109 7 AVENUE SW
LOCATION – ARTS COMMONS
205 8TH AVENUE SE
CHAPTER THREE explores facets of mental crisis in traditionally private spaces that have been transitioned into a public realm create a tableau of an “episode.” Significant materials used in this work include altered, but traditionally mundane, objects from the artist’s home that have affected them in crisis, as well as hair collected from their head and their ex-partner’s head. Through these gestures Thérèse tries to both connect with anyone who can see it and spark conversations about healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for better mental health.
RILEY THÉRÈSE is a Calgary and San Francisco based artist currently completing their BFA at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Their practice centers around identity, vulnerability, and forms of memoir. Working with relationships, memories, and personalized experiences, Thérèse focuses on mental health, gender, family, and sexuality in the creation of unintentional self-portraiture. Creating space for intimacy and providing a place for open dialogues pertaining to the hardships experienced by both the artist and the viewer. Their work explores the value of vulnerability and the significance of discomfort, especially within the context of the gallery.