Category Archives: 2008



Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada


Blue Suburban, 2004Toni Hafkensheid  |  HO

ODD Gallery Exhibition
June 26 – August 7, 2008
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, June 26, 7 PM


Max Liboiron, Abundance (installation view), mixed media, 2008Max Liboiron | Abundance

Gallery Specific Installation
August 14 – September 26, 2008
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14, 7 PM


Joan Scaglione, Earth Bed Tells (detail), mixed media, 2008Joan Scaglione | Earth Bed Tells

Outdoor Site-specific Installation
August 14 – September 26, 2008
Artist Talks & Opening Reception: Thursday August 14, 7 PM




John K. Grande


The Natural and Manufactured lecture:
Friday August 15, 7 PM in KIAC Ballroom


A thematic residency and exhibition project organized by the ODD Gallery and KIAC’s Artist in Residence program, The Natural & The Manufactured 2008 will see an expanded line-up of project activities with solo exhibitions by artists Toni Hafkenscheid, Max Liboiron and Joan Scaglione, along with contributions from theorist and writer Ted Hiebert ,and writer and critic John K. Grande.

Through the exhibitions, artist talks, essays and lecture, The Natural & The Manufactured 2008 will engage artists and audiences in a re-examination of the various cultural and economic values imposed on the environment, while exploring alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic agendas and strategies towards a re-interpretation of the regional landscape and social infrastructure.

The year’s project opens with a solo exhibition of Toni Hafkenscheid’s landscape series HO that is accompanied by a commissioned essay by Ted Hiebert. Hafkenscheid’s exhibition is followed with two site-specific exhibitions in August by Max Liboiron & Joan Scaglione, each being developed and produced during the artists’ six-week KIAC Residencies. In conjunction with Liboiron and Scaglione’s exhibitions, Montreal-based writer John K. Grande will travel to Dawson to present a lecture addressing recent histories and current trends of site-specific, land based, and environmental art practices, based on his extensive work in this field, and has been commissioned to write a post-exhibition essay addressing and reflecting on the work of Liboiron and Scaglione.

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