N@N – Gord Ferguson: Material Logic
January 26, 2023
This artist talk will track Gord Ferguson’s sculpture practice over the past twenty years and will focus on idea formulation, concept development and the sometimes-unforeseen outcomes as the objects, materials and images shape the process.
He will discuss his preference for low-status objects and materials such as office furniture, garbage containers and file boxes that contribute to a familiar but occasionally askew viewing experience.
Ferguson will also review his sculptural works recently acquired by Nickle Galleries, Parasite 2020 and Lit 2020 with an emphasis on the often-divergent process of development in the studio.
Gord Ferguson is an artist and Professor Emeritus at the Alberta University of the Arts, (formerly the Alberta College of Art & Design). He received an MFA degree in Sculpture from the University of Montana in 1981 and has exhibited his work across Canada and occasionally in the U.S. His interests include the reconsideration of manufactured consumer objects, constructed environments, design, language, advertising, corporate behavior and hierarchies of value in contemporary culture.
Gord Ferguson lives and works in Calgary and his work is represented in many museum and private collections across Canada.
Nickle at Noon is presented live and in-person in the Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary.