Murray Toews, Strange Tourist: Souvenirs from an inner realm
Drawing and mixed media by Murray Toews, with guest artist: Alex Poruchnyk
Reception: February 21, 7-10pm, live ambient audio and word performance, 8-8:30pm
Additional Hours: February 22 to March 3, 6pm
Tuesday to Friday 12-6pm
Strange Tourist: Souvenirs from an inner realm- is a fragmentary collection of drawings, paintings, “thought photography” and artifacts gathered from an inward journey.
Artist Short Bio:
Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, print, film, audio-art, interactivity and digital / analog hand-drawn animation. He received a BFA first class honours degree with a thesis in advanced drawing from the U of M.
In 2012, his hand-drawn animation Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival and the 2013 Gimli Film Festival Manitoba program. In 2018 he won a Tangent Animation Award for Best Short Animation / Experimental for his film “10 Years Before Happiness”- a subjective and allegorical autobiography as a young artist in Winnipeg in the late 1980’s .
Alex Poruchnyk, Prelude to “A Hole in the Earth a Mark in the Sky”Artist statement: