Not a new world, just an old trick

Not a new world, just an old trick
Author: Samuel Roy-Bois
Publisher: SFU Gallery
Language: english
Pages: 103
Size: 26 x 23 cm
Weight: 835 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780986858154
Availability: In stock
Price: €18.00
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For SFU Gallery, Roy-Bois has created a new work: a large-scale model for an imaginary building. The work, Not a new world, just an old trick, proposes that it exist both as an edifice and sculpture, and connotes an idea of the art gallery or museum. The rough, tiered form is not only an architectural amalgam that offers the potential of housing collections, but it also functions as furniture. Viewers may climb the model’s various levels and enter its interior. The interior contains works from the SFU Art Collection from Lalique to Donald Judd. The model is makeshift and suggests an author, or perhaps an inhabitant. The installation also includes a series of ink drawings that are part of the artist’s ongoing practice in which he makes visible imagined architectural forms, proposals and impossibilities.

Roy-Bois is a Vancouver based artist. He has a BFA from Université Laval, Quebec and a MFA from Concordia University, Montréal. His work has been shown across Canada and internationally including at Langara College, Vancouver; Artspeak, Vancouver; Parisian Laundry, Montreal; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Republic Gallery, Vancouver; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Point éphémère, Paris; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Quartier éphémère, Montreal; and Or Gallery, Vancouver. He is faculty at UBC Okanagan.

Curated by Melanie O’Brian