+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER, 2012
CLOSING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 AT 7 PM
LOCATION – CALGARY CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
205, 8th Avenue S.E, CALGARY, ALBERTA
THE LOVING CHILDREN, the title of YVONNE KUSTEC’s exhibition, comes from the acronym TLC, derived from the television network “The Learning Channel”. The viewer is propelled into a twisted yet humorous environment reminiscent of a bizarre movie set. The work is a mixture of visual references extracted from the world of trashy reality television and horror movies, and confronts personal tensions arising from constant exposure to the influence of kid culture. The larger than life unorthodox busts of twin girls draw from the exaggerated representations of children in the media to embody both awkward and distorted views around parenthood.
YVONNE KUSTEC is a Calgary based artist whose work explores theories around image, identity, and femininity while simultaneously trying to subvert conventional associations and experimenting with unusual uses of traditional and non-traditional materials.