Megan Dickie's The Gleamer - made of aluminum

Klang and Squeal comes to Touchstones Nelson

A new interactive art exhibition featuring work by Megan Dickie and Diana Burgoyne will be opening at Touchstones Nelson on September 22.

 

When was the last time you were invited to touch a piece of art?

Klang and Squeal, a two-person exhibition featuring sculptures by Megan Dickie and sound drawings by Diana Burgoyne, will give viewers the chance to do just that!

In their respective practices, both artists explore the notion of interaction through very different, but complementary means.

Diana Burgoyne refers to herself as an electronic folk artist. Her work combines electronic components with traditional art media in simple but unexpected ways.

The result is work that not only encourages participation, but changes and evolves in response to it. Burgoyne will “perform” her sound drawings on opening night to demonstrate how they work. Gallery visitors will then be invited to experience the work themselves, by drawing lines which conduct electrical currents, triggering sound. Erasing the line breaks the current and silences the drawing.

On Saturday September 22, Burgoyne will be offering electronic art workshops for adults and children. See touchstonesnelson.ca for more information.

Megan Dickie’s Buckminster Fuller-inspired sculptures are humorous, tactile and interactive. Her piece The Gleamer is a multi-faceted aluminum sheet, which viewers are invited to crawl under and mold into new forms. Dickie’s smaller hand-held sculptures emit unexpected sounds when shaken, tilted or bent.

At the opening reception, local artist Thomas Loh will perform a dance piece, interacting with Dickie’s sculptures. Visitors must be there by 7:30 to catch this brief but fascinating exploration of movement, form and sound. This opening will be a unique opportunity to see, touch, move, draw, listen and play in the gallery. Children are welcome.

Also opening the same evening is a new exhibit in gallery B entitled What I Eat: Around the World in 13 Diets. With the inclusion of food, this night at the gallery will engage all five senses.

 

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