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Kyle Beal: Set-up

Kyle Beal : SET-UP

January 11 – March 2, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 2pm – 4pm

The interests of Beal’s process and practice are concerned with the ‘Amateur’ and ‘Professional’, feigned behaviors and acting and comedy. His work undertakes these dramatic and sometimes tragic themes in a highly playful, but subtle fashion leaving space for an open-ended dialogue with the viewer. Investigations into this subject matter survey a variety of media with a primary focus on drawing and sculpture/installation. Currently he is expanding his practice to incorporate new media.

About the Artist

Kyle Beal graduated from ACAD in 2001 and holds a Masters degree in visual art from the University of Victoria (2004). His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Canada, including the Glenbow Museum in Alberta and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver. His multidisciplinary practice uses tradition media along with interactive electronic objects to explore ideas related to language, comedy, and the space between authentic and affected behavior. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at ARTsPLACE (Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia) and a solo exhibition at NO Foundation (Toronto). Forthcoming exhibition include a three-person show centered around comedy and tragedy at AKA (Saskatoon SK) Curated by Dagmara Genda, an Arts Society Satellite Gallery (Calgary, AB) and a solo exhibition at Elora Centre for the Arts (Elora, ON). www.kylebeal.blogspot.ca

Curated by Tarin Hughes

The Minarovich Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Saturday and Sunday, 12noon – 4pm. Closed holidays.