AKA artist run centre Members’ Project Exhibition & Performative Reading September 1, 2016 List of Works The moment when the cosmos aligned, if only briefly and largely unnoticed. Solstice, June 20, 2016, 4:34 PM local time, 2016 cyanotype Untitled podium, 2016 marine grade fir plywood Peony root, 2014 bronze, ink The same as the shape of an object [Specific Objects], 2016 hand-bound book, 28 pages, offset and digital print This project was supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. I am grateful for their support.
The same as the shape of an object [Specific Objects], 2016 hand-bound book, 28 pages, offset and digital print The text in this book is derived from Donald Judd’s essay, “Specific Objects,” first published in 1965. Each paragraph of the original essay has been transposed to a single page and unused sections of text removed to reveal a composition of words and phrases. This work fits within a larger series of remediated text works I’ve produced from historically-significant texts about art. This book has been created with the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. I am grateful for their support.
The moment when the cosmos aligned, if only briefly and largely unnoticed Equinox, total solar eclipse & perigee moon, March 20, 2015, 4:45 p.m. local time Solstice, June 21, 2015, 10:38 a.m. local time cyanotype In an ongoing series of cyanotypes, I draw on the historical associations of monochrome painting while playing in its ambiguous zones of interpretive possibility. By exposing paper treated with a cyanotype solution to natural light, these photographic prints are a record of an cosmological event, yet the claim made by the title cannot be verified by the contents of its image.
Troy Gronsdahl, Ways of Looking (Emma Lake, Venice, Paris, Banff) Black and white photographs, 2.5 x 3.5 inches 2011-present An ongoing series of self-portrait photographs conceived around notions of travel, disorientation, and the search for meaning. The photos are taken in a variety of locations, including architectural landmarks, tourist destinations and cultural spaces. By giving equal treatment to historical sites and more generic tourist destination, I aim to expose gaps in understanding across historical and cultural contexts. The title refers to John Berger’s book, Ways of Seeing.