Stephen Mueller – Please Don’t Go

May 5 – Jun. 16, 2012

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Ritualistically transcribing and reorganizing Braille text within the confines of a mirrored glass display case, Stephen G. A. Mueller explores the relationships between fear, loss, regret, obsession and futility, through an unabashed representation of daily struggles with an uncooperative mind. Please Don’t Go is, at once, an exercise in self-involved psychoanalysis, a living cenotaph, a time machine and, above all, a reason for trying.

Read the exhibition essay by Travis Murphy.

Artist talk: May 31 at 7pm

About the artist:

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Stephen George Alexander Mueller lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor (2004) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from the University of Calgary (2006). He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Programming Selection Committee at The New Gallery in Calgary. His performance work has been exhibited across Canada.

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Posted May 5, 2012