Sunday, September 14, 2008

Project Greed, CAP, Stollery Gallery, August 28 - September 26

With the tenacity of obsession and a narrative detailing of murals, CAP (aka Kirk Switzer) creates an exhibition on the many faces of greed that can only be summarized as intense.

With both image and text speculating on the negative downfall of humankind through greed, growth, and wealth, the obsession over the compulsion of greed is captured through fantastical renderings through painting, hieroglyphics, pyroglyphics and housing maquettes.

The range of style and form at first suggests a group show, but the exhibition's underlying seething intensity pushes forward a unified vision by Switzer, who has devoted his life to artistic practice following a serious brain injury during his career as an influential business consultant.

As one of the few solo shows I can remember ever seeing at the Stollery inside of the Nina Haggerty, the space lends itself well to representing a single artist rather than packing in numerous artists as they often do. With a strong roster of in-house artists creating bodies of work, The Nina Haggerty Centre should showcase their artists with solo shows--demonstrating the range and depth of work being produced within the centre.

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