Multidisciplinary artist to speak at RDC
A multidisciplinary artist known for sculptures, installations and collages will speak about his work at Red Deer College on Monday as part of the ART101 Visiting Lecture Series.
Jason de Haan has created art with the goal of “condensing varying spans of time and space” and promoting different ways of knowing.
His work came to wider attention about five years ago with sculptures in which classical-looking busts were given salt-crystal beards.
De Haan studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and was based for much of his early career in Calgary.
In 2012, he started a master’s degree program at Bard College in upstate New York, and was short-listed for the Sobey Art Award.
His work has been shown in group exhibitions in Canada, the U.S., Ireland, Mexico, Sweden and the U.K.
He has participated in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche arts festival and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
He has also done residencies at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture and the Banff Centre.
A solo show of de Haan’s artwork will be touring Canadian public galleries in 2014.
The artist will speak at 7 p.m. at Margaret Parson’s Theatre at RDC. Everyone is welcome.