The Rustad Galleria, located parallel to the North and South Canfor Galleries, is an exhibition space dedicated to presenting work by local and regional artists. Exhibitions in this space typically run for a month. All local and regional artists from the Regional District of Fraser Fort-George are encouraged to submit proposals.
These exhibitions are free to the public every day of the week and the Galleria space offers a compelling venue for the exploration of our regional artists.
October 31st - November 24th
Raghu Lokanathan. Found Objects, 2019
Raghu Lokanathan is an artist whose life’s work has focused on playing and writing music. In recent years he has begun to experiment with playwriting, performance and visual art. A recent body of work he is developing is centered around found objects that range in material from paper to metal to pens. This process of collecting stemmed from Lokanathan’s concerns about waste and his interest in the life span of objects. With no particular plan for his growing collection, he began to contemplate the objects in different ways by tracing them, sketching them, arranging them in different configurations and creating performances. Lokanathan’s process of contemplating these found objects is ongoing. For the duration of three weeks, the Rustad Galleria will function as public incubator for him to continue his process and further develop this work.
On October 31st, Lokanathan will give a public performance related to this project. He will also be present in the Rustad Galleria on Thursday November 7th, 14th and 21st, between the hours of 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Lokanathan invites the public to visit him during these times to engage in conversation about the work he is creating.
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