NEW EXHIBITION – Mercury

NEW EXHIBITION – Mercury

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

#103, 9839 – 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Opens: March 7th – June 13th, 2019

Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Holidays: Closed

NEW EXHIBITION
Artist: Parker Thiessen
Exhibition: Mercury
Opens: March 7th – June 13th, 2019
Opening Reception: March 7th at 7pm (shared with Glamour & Vapours)
Description:
Mercury is the first solo-exhibition of works by filmmaker, sound artist, musician and graphic designer Parker Thiessen. Originally from Beaverlodge, Alberta he incorporates the use of non-verbal audio soundscapes and visual stimulus that riff off the temperamental tendencies of Mercury, one of seven planetary metals. MERCURY is a slippery substance known for its unstable chemical composition, its qualities are often associated with alchemy and the mythology of planetary phases. Presenting printed posters, analog audio recordings and immersive video installations, Thiessen uses mercurial acts to explore the sensory world and the breakdown of communication through the altering of signals in a technologically saturated media landscape.