PROJECT SPACE GALLERY
MICHAEL BELMORE [CAN]
IAIR Gushul Studios Indigenous Residency Exchange
Michael Belmore is a sculptor who works predominantly with copper, a metal indigenous to many parts of North America. Mountains are literally moved in order to satisfy society’s industrial need for this resource, yet this is also a metal that lacks the connotations of preciousness, when compared to gold and silver. As a pure element, copper has been chosen to correlate to the purity of the landscape, yet it is malleable and readily takes an impression, whether from a calculated or an incautious hammer-blow. Belmore uses material and material processes to investigate how our culture views landscape and sees nature as a commodity.
Opening: Thursday 21 May 2015
Exhibition Dates: Friday 22 May to Thursday 2 July 2015
Residency Dates: 13 April - 24 May
Floor Talk: Thursday 21 May 4pm
This residency has been supported by the University of Lethbridge Gushul Studios and Canada.
Image Credit: Michael Belmore, Smoulder, 2011, 100 carved stones with copper leaf, 36x36x5 in