Troy Coulterman: Digital Handshake

September 6, 2014 to January 25, 2015

Opening Celebration: Friday, September 5, 2014 – 7:30pm

Artist & Curator Walkthrough: Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 2pm 

Troy Coulterman: Digital Handshake examines our uncanny relationship to technology, and imagines ways it and we, might adapt. What if technology were a living, breathing thing? How would our bodies adapt? And ultimately, what would our day-to-day life look like?

With recent exhibitions in San Diego, Portland and Brooklyn, Troy Coulterman’s use of acid colours and exaggerated characters and forms offers a nod to graphic novels, which become 3D in his miniature resin sculptures. Taking inspiration from the absurdities of everyday life, Coulterman uses the body as a site for concrete manifestations of the surreal. Magnifying the mundane, Coulterman translates emotional states into visual hyperboles. Depression, anxiety and love are made physical, literally clinging to or engulfing the body.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is pleased to present the first major solo exhibition by this Regina-based sculptor. Digital Handshake features a previously unseen body of work that gives shape to the quirky interactions and connections of our increasingly digital lives.

Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts,
the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, the City of Regina, and the University of Regina.

Image: Troy Coulterman, Falling Visions #3, 2013 (detail), Resin, acrylic paint, steel mounts, 24 x 33 x 10 cm, Private Collection, Photo: Trevor Hopkin.