31 May 2017 6pm - 7pmTickets
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Free for Sustaining Members and above; open to other members and select non-members for $15. Refreshments will be served. Meeting location will be announced to confirmed attendees closer to the date of the studio visit. Hengeveld’s studio is walking distance from Mercer Union.
Robert Hengeveld is an installation and media artist whose work explores the boundaries between reality and fiction, and where we find ourselves within that relationship. This has often taken shape through the manipulation of familiar environments or common experiences: a rotating tree, a floating shopping cart, or a street lamp that occasionally breaks out into a flickering morse code, only to return to its normal occupation of habitual illuminating.
He completed a MFA at the University of Victoria. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and is held in various public and private collections. His work has received various grants and fellowship including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Art Council and a recent nomination for the Premier’s Award. Past exhibitions include Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo US), Art Gallery of Guelph (Guelph CA), Art Athina (Athens GC), Alternator (Kelowna CA), Mercer Union ( Toronto ON), Mulherin New York (New York US), and Opinion Makers (London UK). This summer he will be participating in The Arctic Circle expedition along with other international artists and scientists.
Robert Hengeveld is represented by Mulherin Toronto + New York.
Image: Robert Hengeveld, In Pursuit of Paradise, 2014, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON