Eyelevel Gallery seeks radical artmakers

Exhibition & lecture series finds inspiration in the 1970s.

Harvest day at Arbour Lake Sghool. Image courtesy of thearbourlakesghool.com.

Eyelevel Gallery and SUNSCAD (NSCAD’s student union) are wondering if there are any radicals left. Hello? Their lecture/exhibition series Where have all the Radicals Gone?, which “questions the presence (or non-presence) of radical action and thinking in present-day artistic practice,” kicks off with a talk by ELG exhibiting artist Scott Rogers (Friday at 7pm, NSCAD’s Bell Auditorium), a member of the collaborative artist group, Arbour Lake Sghool. Based in a house in suburban Calgary, some of their projects include a “24-hour water balloon recreation of World War One in the yard of the house, a two-storey tall volcano built of cardboard and a crop of barley which was grown and harvested during the summer of 2007.” You know that suburban neighbours love nothing more than barley-growing yards and artists living next door.

To celebrate their 35th anniversary and the heyday of radical artmaking, ELG is conducting a month-long experiment, and heading back to groovy 1974. No computer technology, and disco-era fashion for its staff. The gallery itself will be transformed into a theatrical set to correspond to the time when Bay City Rollers were considered dreamy. In keeping with the theme, from April 23-May 27, ELG is also inviting everyone who wants to participate to present an exhibition, performance, lecture, workshop or any other kind of art-related event in 35 Days of Non-Organized Art. Space is free, and there’s a reception every Friday. Go to eyelevelgallery.ca for details.

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