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The featured exhibit runs May 1 – 31, 2023 in Metro Gallery in the Garneau Theatre lobby.⁠


Artist Reception: May 20 at 5:30PM.⁠


Artist: Finn Phillips


Artist Statement:


‘Extractor’ is a self portrait and stream-of-consciousness rumination on our various roles as creators, consumers and destroyers of social and biological systems. The works use canvas, paint, welded metal, thread, and 3D-printed polymer filament in multi-layered, fluid compositions which invite the viewer to contemplate exploitation, resilience, and the connections between township roads, geometry, memory, planarians, drilling rigs, and feathers. What does it mean to take what we need?


Finn Phillips was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He studied painting and printmaking at Red Deer College and received a Visual Art diploma in 2004. His work includes paintings in oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, printmaking, and sculptures in fibre, concrete, and welded metal. Finn’s work has been displayed throughout Alberta in group and solo shows, and his work is held in various private collections.