We’re proud to announces a major exhibition of work by Calgary-born artist Maskull Lasserre.
The exhibit, Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force, shows a powerful contrast between delicate and solid objects, like the force of a small bird pushing through a metal vault door.
“The works in this show test the physical limits of the given materials, and the conceptual boundaries that govern familiar expectations,” said Lasserre.
“What is natural, what is made, what is tool, what is artwork, what is truth, what is fiction, what is matter, what is meaning – are all pondered through the exhibition Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force,” he continued.
Lasserre often blurs the lines between gallery space, artist’s tools, and the artwork itself. His tools often become part of the sculptures themselves. Lasserre believes that there is modesty and humility in carving and this is reflected in his work, which is fully open to interpretation.
Lasserre’s work has been exhibited at Banksy’s Dismaland, and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and he is represented in collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the Canadian War Museum. He has completed several public art commissions, and taught sessionally at Concordia, York, and Emily Carr Universities, as well as at the California College of Art.
“Maskull’s work is raw, powerful, challenging and very impressionable. His work has really travelled all over the world, and extensively in the United States, and we’re really honoured to be able to exhibit it,” said Jeff Erbach, Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
The exhibition includes the participation of Grade 10 student Grace Larson through the Gallery’s ‘Young Curator Program’, which provides her tools and mentorship related to a professional exhibition curated by Gallery professionals.
Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force opens January 12, 2018 at 7pm and runs until April 8, 2018.