Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick

Curated by Melanie O'Brian

Co-produced by SFU Galleries, Carleton University Art Gallery, and Oakville Galleries

29 September – 14 December 2014

Winner (with Oakville Galleries) of “Innovation in a Collections-Based Exhibition,” 38th annual Ontario Association of Art Galleries Awards

Samuel Roy-Bois’ practice is concerned with the conceptual and physical definition of space. Questioning the boundaries between art and exhibition and production spaces, his works are as much about the space outside of the structures as those they enclose.

Roy-Bois has constructed a large-scale model of an imaginary building. It exists as an edifice and sculpture, and, housing 90 artworks that he has selected from CUAG’s collection, connotes an idea of the art gallery or museum. Visitors are welcome to enter this rough, tiered structure and explore its interior.

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