Xchanges Summer Artist-In-Residence 2019
Tyler Witzel

July–August 2019

Open House:
Saturday, July 27th, 1–5 pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

With the use of abstract figurative forms, Tyler Witzel is questioning and exploring the symbolic representation of sacrifice, labour, and hierarchy. How does humanity (and the societies in which we live) absorb and adapt to the ramifications of poverty? The artist is utilizing a series of sketches and developing large scale drawing works of bold clear lines and multi-technical improvised colouration.

“Through authority, as a society and as individuals we define the parameters of acceptance. These boundaries we set, not only exist as a way to easily navigate and measure what we believe to have quality or validity, but also uphold the most important constructs and values of our lives. In their most altruistic form, rules, regulations, boundaries and standards should be a necessary safeguard against perceived unpredictability, disorder and chaos. I believe when approaching my artistic practice, there is an obligation to have a strong comprehension of established and accepted practices and standards, while simultaneously being vigilant in expanding the margins of these confines.”
— Tyler Witzel, 2019

Witzel’s residency at Xchanges began in early July and extends through Friday August 30th. The public is cordially invited to the Open House this Saturday July 27th, 1-5pm.

A final exhibition and celebration will take place on Friday, August 30th, 6–10 pm. Everyone is welcome.

For more, visit the artist’s website: tylerwitzel.com