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Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett


While much of our work has been public, accessible, and outdoors, every once in a while we’re given the opportunity to experiment with contexts that challenge us to think differently about the powerful effects of context on art-making.


Unlike many artists, we haven’t worked inside clean white walls for quite sometime. When Whanki Museum in Seoul, South Korea contacted us to be part of a Light + Sound exhibition in Autumn/Winter, we were delighted to partake, in part as a challenge to ourselves.

After some discussion about the mood of the exhibition, we settled on showing two works at Whanki – SOLAR FLARE and BELLWETHER. Both have previous contexts – SOLAR FLARE was installed last January above a pedestrian street in downtown Calgary, and BELLWETHER was created for the Lexington Art League’s group show, Luminosity, at Loudoun House (a gallery less about white walls than it’s extraordinary setting…

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