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On The Move, Selected By Evin Collis

About the exhibition

"On the Move" indulges in the various sentiments and actions of going places. Green light go. Red light stop. Amber...scamper? Travel conjures proliferous emotions such as joy, excitement, anxiety, dread or monotony. The many modes of transportation utilized to navigate our changing world and circumstances are fascinating.

This group of artworks nods towards the allures and trappings of public transit, maps, traffic, cycling as well as leisurely strolls in the neighbourhood and more. The transience of moving through the city or crossing an ocean is contrasted. How do we find ourselves in these places amidst a haze of countless departures and arrivals? Where are we going and who do we meet along the way? We may contemplate our various paths, destinations, routines, interactions and dreams along with the assorted contraptions we build to help us try to get there.

 

About the selector

Evin Collis is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Winnipeg, Canada currently living in Barcelona. He creates drawings, paintings, comics, sculptures and stop-motion animations that often investigate the complexities of history, identity, isolation and the degraded landscape. In 2016 Collis graduated with an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and he also holds a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. His works have been exhibited across Canada, the United States and Europe and he has been the recipient of various grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.


About the exhibition sponsors

This online exhibition is supported through the generosity of M.A. Hays Insurance, John and Monique Ziesenhenne, Ms. Virginia Finlay, and the Honorable Christopher R. Bowen. Here’s how you can sponsor a NIAD exhibition.