FRONTIERS IN REAL ESTATE

Opening Reception : September 26th at 7PM
Artist Talk : September 28th at 2PM

FRONTIERS IN REAL ESTATE

On September 26, Connexion Artist-Run Centre is excited to present Chris Foster’s FRONTIERS IN REAL ESTATE in the main gallery at 440 York Street. This artwork uses wry humour and vivid imagination to consider questions of human adaptation and survival, at a moment when monumental environmental and economic changes appear to be imminent. Foster’s meticulously crafted models depict custom-built wooden homes mounted on the back of pickup trucks. A series of screen-prints present optimistic visions of a post-collapse society: elaborate dwellings built atop telecommunication towers, or a shantytown built on the underside of a bridge.

Throughout the last century, New Brunswick has attracted many people wanting to establish alternative ‘off the grid’ lifestyles. when presented here, Foster’s artworks allude not only to an imagined future, but also to past and present realities in New Brunswick. The artworks read as both a celebration of human ingenuity, and an anxious foreshadowing of events to come.

Please join us at 7PM on Thursday, September 26 for the opening of this exhibition. The opening will be a potluck, and guests are encouraged to bring something tasty to share! Chris Foster will attend the opening, and will also present an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday, September 28 at 2PM. the exhibition runs until October 25, 2013.

No background in art is required, just bring your interest, bring your thoughts, bring your enthusiasm! Admission is free and open to the public.

Chris Foster is a Halifax-based artist who utilizes printed matter, drawn illustration and sculptural forms to create thought-provoking installations. Alongside his individual practice, Foster chairs the programming committee at the Khyber, an artist-run centre in Halifax. He also co-produces The Periodical Project, a quarterly publication that promotes the work of local emerging artists.

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