PORTABLE CLOSETS: Kyle Alden Martens
Oct 27th – Nov 24th
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27th from 7–10 pm
PORTABLE CLOSETS is a combination of friendly and fetishized sculpture, installation, video, and performance where the visual meaning is hidden just below the surface – coded, however, accessible. Referencing board and video games, this exhibition considers the display and conceal of queer sexuality and celebrates the subversive. The work ranges in materials of velour, neoprene, fabric, leather, rubber, wood, elastic, and diary locks. The installation of the work is clean and simplistic – treating the entirety of the gallery space like a collage of objects.
KYLE ALDEN MARTENS is an interdisciplinary artist based in Montréal. He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in 2015 with a BFA in Intermedia. He has worked as an Arts Administrator (NS Centre for Craft and Design), Installer (Anna Leonowens Gallery), and Gallery Assistant (Art Gallery of Swift Current). Martens has presented solo exhibitions with the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax, Stride Gallery in Calgary, and Centre Clark in Montreal. You can find him online, learning french, or working in his studio.