Amped UP

Robert Hengeveld
January 9, 2011 to February 11, 2011

A solo exhibition by this multi-media installation artist who explores the boundaries between reality and fiction, and where we find ourselves within that relationship. The title itself alludes to the amplified response we have towards our surroundings, and the attention we often pay to the appearance of something so banal, such as sod, which the artist challenges us to enjoy as something natural. The exhibition intertwines humour with a hint of sadness as it places fake cute birds and an adorable doe inside a context of a serious and very real issue surrounding the fate of our environment and wellbeing.

Robert Hengeveld honed his artistic practice at the University of Victoria, from which he graduated in 2005. He also received his AOCAD from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. In 2006, Hengeveld was artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre in Alberta. He continues to exhibit his work across Canada and internationally. Hengeveld is based in Toronto and is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects.

For more information please visit the artist's website