grunt gallery, 350 E 2nd Avenue, Unit 116
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5pm
grunt gallery is pleased to present video and digital stills of works by noted Newfoundland-based artist Colette Urban. The exhibition Pin-up will feature digital stills from the new performance “Limited Possession”, digital stills from HOOT and a single channel video loop documenting HOOT’s performance as an introduction to the film Pretend Not To See Me. “Limited Possession” will premier at grunt on October 28th.
“Limited Possession” is a performance-based project that was documented for an exhibition of thirteen still photographs. The documentation took place in a storage facility in the community of McIvers, Newfoundland. This project includes the production of a 2012, signed-edition calendar. The gallery installation will also include a slightly larger than life-size photographic, sculptural cut-out of the performer.
HOOT is a performance that was documented at Full Tilt Creative Centre for the purposes of the installation. The costume is made up of a feathered garment, petticoat and a helmet with CD discs and battery lights.
Performance artist Colette Urban uses humour to address themes of identity and social convention. Born in Denver, Colorado, she immigrated to Canada in 1973 where she studied and established her career. She began spending summers in Newfoundland in 1993. In 2007 she moved full-time to Newfoundland and established the Full Tilt Creative Centre on an abandoned chicken farm.
Colette Urban Performs “Hoot” before a screening of “Pretend Not to see Me” at the Emily Carr campus November, 2011: