coins, epoxy resin, pigment, 2021
42 x 42 in, 106.7 x 106.7 cm
Available for post auction sale.
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
Trapp Projects, Vancouver, Sous La Plage, Les Pavés, April 24 - May 9, 2021
Alex Tedlie-Stursberg is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include Sous La Plage, Les Pavés at Trapp Projects (2021); UTOPOS with Callum Monteith at Keep in Touch in Seoul, SK (2021) and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, curated by Andrea Valentine-Lewis (2020); Mass Residue at Field Contemporary in Vancouver; Clear Spot at Good Press Gallery in Glasgow (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Super Natural at Unit 17 in Vancouver (2019); Holy Wave at Glasgow International Festival (2018); Pollen Drove at Field Contemporary (2018); Beach Show Beach Show at Good Press Gallery in Troon, UK (2018); and Pivots and Spins at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2017). Tedlie-Stursberg has been an artist-in-resident in several spaces including the Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2018), The Banff Centre for the Arts (2017), and the Sointula Art Shed in Sointula, BC (2017). Tedlie-Stursberg has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art (2016), a BFA from Simon Fraser University (2014), and a BA in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (2009). In 2018, Tedlie-Stursberg has a solo exhibition at BAF titled Everything Flows, which included several sculptures adorned with the steadily accumulating debris of contemporary life – plastics, Styrofoam, bottle caps, and pennies – reflect the artist’s thoughtful engagement with humanity’s discarded materials and the value systems that help create them.
By turning to the materiality and the form of obsolescent objects – found through thrift, salvage, or trade – Alex Tedlie-Stursberg reflects on the ways that commodities shift and recontextualize as they are taken in-and-out of circulation. Adding to this momentum, Tedlie-Stursberg repurposes the debris of contemporary life into sculptural assemblage. It is in this way that he also acknowledges the (sometimes dependent) relationship between human beings and inanimate objects. Blue Spiral was included at his solo exhibition Sous La Plage, Les Pavés at Trapp Projects earlier this year, and it is a unique work.
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