+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
DECEMBER 2009 – JANUARY 2010
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 AT 7 PM
LOCATION – EPCOR CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
225, 8th Avenue S.E, CALGARY, ALBERTA
JIM LAING’S miniature worlds vary from sprawling, surreal landscapes, to highly detailed civilizations. In his most recent installation My Atlantis, Laing has created his own lost city of Atlantis. Created by hand and painted gold, Laing’s worlds are open to interpretation and stimulate the imagination. His pieces balance somewhere between reality and fiction, drawing influence from mythology, literature and film. He is drawn to miniatures for a variety of reasons — they allow a window into an alternate universe, and the small scale creates an omnipotent feeling of power in the work’s creator and its viewer.
JIM LAING is a practicing artist based in Calgary currently completing his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Jim’s Practice includes a background in stop motion animation and miniature mixed media sculptures.