Spectator Sports Artist Talk with Kyle Beal

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Thursday, January 14 6:30 pm Free

Location: Virtual event hosted on Ringcentral by Art Gallery of St. Albert 

Join us for a virtual tour and artist talk for the exhibition Spectator Sports with artist Kyle Beal 

Edmonton-based Kyle Beal holds an MFA from the University of Victoria (2004) and a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2001). His artwork has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and the United States. Beal was part of the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, hosted at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, and at the Esker Foundation in Calgary.  

Audience enticement and language are important in this multidisciplinary artist’s practice and in this fascinating exhibition of drawings and sculptures. Beal’s self-deprecating and self-conscious conceptual art uses wordplay, metaphor, and allusion to provide a unique take on the curious conditions that make up moderlife. Much of Beal’s work for this exhibit was created during the Covid-19 shutdown and although it is not in direct response, his work magnifies the peculiarity of our inclination to broadcast ourselves on the internet. The rise of social media and our addiction to it has cast each of us as our own brand ambassadors. Beal’s work plays upon our qui rks. His distinct brand of humour elicits unease and self-reflection. 

The talk is offered free of charge but donations are welcomed through our website at http://artsandheritage.ca/get-involved/donate/  

Register: Virtual Artist Talk