Jeremy Pavka Bow Tie Daddy Dontcha Blow Your Top

GIF — Jeremy Pavka

EXHIBITION | 26 May – 08 July 2017
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 26 May, 8:00 PM
WORKSHOP | Saturday 27 May, 7:00 PM

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts is pleased to announce Bow Tie Daddy Dontcha Blow Your Top, a Gallery 2 solo exhibition featuring the work of Jeremy Pavka (AB). The show runs from 26 May – 08 July 2017 with an opening reception scheduled for Friday 26 May at 8 PM. The opening reception if free to attend — refreshments will be served and the artist will be present. Pavka will also lead a workshop on GIF making Saturday 27 May from 11-2. Contact PLATFORM for more information ([email protected]). Spots are limited.

Calgary based artist Jeremy Pavka explores the sill life genre through the creation of GIFS (Graphics Interchange Format). During the course of the exhibition six looping GIFS created through a combination of analogue and digital technologies will be shown — one per week. In the production of his work Pavka creates hand made sets, uses studio style lighting, and carefully considers the framing of each work. This lengthy process he endures captures half a second of original content where he then edits it endlessly into a digital loop.

“The punch line: each films runtime is as long as you want. The still life as a genre can be considered degenerate, simple, and lost in traditions. Comparably, digital art to the same critic exists as fad, kitsch, or nouveau riche categorizing it too as a simple style of art making – but to them I say: “do not fear the digital zeitgeist, you’ve had your fun, now go home.” – Pavka

Jeremy Pavka (b. 1987, Lethbridge Alberta) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Calgary, Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts + Digital Technologies from the Alberta College of Art + Design (2011). Pavka’s practice uses analogue and digital technologies combined with comedic tropes to create laborious renditions of the everyday.

Recent exhibitions include: Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada (2016, Unitt Pitt, Vancouver, Canada (2016), Sometimes Art Space, Havana, Cuba (2015), and 8eleven Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2015). He has participated in numerous residencies including Still Alive, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Canada (2016), Common Opulence, Demmitt, Canada (2015), and the Corbin Union Residency, Corbin, Canada (annually).

Pavka would like to thank the the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for their generous support.