+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
JUNE – JULY, 2015
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015 AT 6 PM
REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW AT THE PALOMINO – 109 7 Avenue SW
LOCATION – ARTS COMMONS
205 8th Avenue SE
THE BOTTOM OUTING examines identities and strategies in comedy and translates them to contemporary sculpture. Categories such as character, environment, gag, and prop become fluid, and humor strategies become sculptural processes. Assemblage and bricolage are likened to improvisational prop comedy, and the painted abstraction of the assembled found objects is analogized to the subversive, indirectness of anti-humor. By combining found objects with paint, interpretation of what is found and what is fabricated becomes conflated; as anti-humor asks an audience to reconsider what is and is not funny, the sculptures ask the viewer to reconsider what is and is not real.
NICOLE BRUNEL is an emerging, multi-media artist living in Calgary. She studied art at the Alberta College of Art + Design and at the New York Studio Art Residency. She has also worked professionally as an Archaeologist, which has influenced the way she interacts with materials, objects, and meaning in her art practice.