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Artist Talk- Steve deBruyn

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 1:00- 2:00 PM

Artist Steve deBruyn will be in gallery to discuss his current exhibition, Rolls Through. This Artist Talk is free and open to the public.

This talk is a part of the Brenda Furhman Artist Talk series.

About the exhibition: Using local materials deBruyn builds immersive environments based on the forms and aesthetics of the skateboard ramp while stripping away all functionality. His investigations include technical questions pertaining to artistry, craftsmanship and technique. Each piece is individually crafted from local found materials which are then infused with painting and additional superfluous construction. deBruyn effectively (and literally) elevates the visual language of ground-based backyard DIY culture to the level of fine art discourse. Drawing links between the various communities that influenced and provided the found materials that form them, each installation is unique and site-specific.

Steve deBruyn is an artist living and working in London, Ontario, Canada. His main artistic output consists of painting, sculptures and large-scale installation art made predominantly from recycled and discarded materials. In the past few years deBruyn has focused on exhibitions and residencies across Canada and to date has never exhibited the same show twice. He frequently collaborates with others and is open to any and all possibilities when it comes to making artwork in Canada or abroad.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Forest City Gallery also gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of London, London Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


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