The Sobey Art Award 2013 exhibition featuring the work of this year’s five shortlisted artists will open at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) in Halifax on September 14. The winner of the Sobey Award will be announced on October 9.
The shortlisted artists for the Sobey Art Award 2013 are:
• West Coast and Yukon – Isabelle Pauwels
Pauwels’ blend of performance and documentary realism highlights the fraught relationship between narrative conventions and everyday social interaction. The exhibition will feature her most recent video work LIKE / AND, LIKE/ YOU KNOW/ TOTALLY/ RIGHT.
• Prairies and the North – Mark Clintberg
Clintberg’s multifaceted practice includes a variety of mediums, including: text, sculpture, audio, textiles, drawing, prints, performance, intervention and installation. He will present a new work, Not the one but there is no one else, comprised of a hand woven fishing net and a series of take-away posters.
• Ontario – Duane Linklater
Linklater produces a range of work including video and film installation, performance, and sculptural objects. For the exhibition he will unveil the complete five piece neon light series, Tautology.
• Québec – Pascal Grandmaison
The contrast between dark and light, negative and positive is a running theme in Grandmaison’s practice, his diverse subjects range from pensive portrait images to deep meditations on the legacies of modernist architecture. He will premier La Main Rêve, a video installation of reversed and slowed footage of un-natural destruction in a natural environment.
• Atlantic – Tamara Henderson
Henderson works within the realm of the surreal. By transcribing her dreams, she is able to construct an illogical, cryptographic language that, for this exhibition, becomes manifested into a series of blown glass vessels, a chair named Sloopy, and a new 16mm film Accent Grave on Ananas.