Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents:
New Collage Works from Alex Stursberg
One Month Exhibit
July 5th – August 8th, 2012
Opening Night: Thursday July 5th 8pm
About the show:
This July, Vancouver based visual artist Alex Stursberg presents a variety
of recent collage based works at Wurm Gallery, Ottawa. A transplant of the
region, this will mark Stursberg's second solo exhibition in the city.
REVERIE is imagined as a manifestation of select daydreams, or the result
of the subconscious being consciously parsed. In this context, Stursberg
has intentionally sought out materials that serve the makeup of his mind.
Sources chosen for this purpose are key; however the method employed is
equally paramount. By reinterpreting the characters, creatures, and places
that occupy his mind, Stursberg seeks to rectify the sponge like
tendencies of the brain with conscious choice. In this regard, these
images are questioned through a process of deconstruction and reinvention.
Each work attempts disruption of our cognitive comforts. What is learned
and accepted is torn down and rebuilt. Challenging the familiar, REVERIE
seeks a space in which unfamiliar areas of the psyche are highlighted and
the surreal blends with the known.
Stursberg is a Vancouver based multimedia artist that enjoys marrying
familiar cultural representations with the strange and surreal. His work
has been displayed and featured in a variety of galleries and publications
across North America. He is influenced by his friends, Psychedoolia, the
outdoors, folk/Canadiana, Dada, and childhood cartoons.
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