Artist in Residence Program
Adriana Kuiper & Ryan Suter (June 5, 2013 - July 3, 2013)
Adriana Kuiper is an installation artist who lives and works in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her recent work explores versions of modified, hidden architectural structures meant to suggest safety from extreme forces, natural and otherwise. Her work investigates improvised structures and she often adapts and manipulates existing instructions for Do-It-Yourself shelters and small buildings. Kuiper’s work has been shown across Canada and in Oslo, Norway. Kuiper is a faculty member at Mount Allison University where she teaches sculpture and drawing.
Ryan Suter is a multi media artist currently living in deep Middle Sackville. His media work explores the spaces between things seen and things heard through the lens of video, music and installation. Currently Ryan is exploring simple electronics and computer programming as a component to his installation work, specifically technologies that track and then translates that movement into sound. Ryan teaches at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia and occasionally at Mount Allison University in Sackville. His work has exhibited throughout Canada and Cardiff, England.
Lately Adriana and Ryan have been collaborating to build site-specific sculpture using modified objects, sound and electronics. Their work investigates the local landscape and the immediate environment, both constructed and natural, taking cues from provisionally built objects and vernacular architecture. Both artists are invested in working with what is immediately available and using that resourcefulness to direct the production of their work. Public installations of their collaborative pieces have been shown recently in Dawson during the 2012 Natural and Manufactured Exhibition, Rural Readymade in Charlottetown, Saskatoon and Lethbridge, and at OKQuoi?! in Sackville.
While at Macaulay house Ryan and Adriana will be working on
some projects that may or may not utilize the endless hours of sunlight, the
neighborhood’s howling dogs, makeshift trailer design and local greenhouse
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