Ernest Daetwyler : life is but a dream

Ernest Daetwyler : life is but a dream

October 3, 2010 - January 14, 2011

The Gallery is pleased to present interactive and site-specific works by Swiss-Canadian installation artist Ernest Daetwyler.

Employing new and established media, interactive projects, video as well as sculptural pieces, the exhibition is presented in all three exhibition spaces. The artist explores issues of time, memory, disembodiment and the current cultural state. For Daetwyler, this discourse has been expanding into an experience and interplay between tangible reality and ephemeral illusions.

The last line, "life is but a dream" in “Row, Row, Row Your Boat", a nursery rhyme and a popular children's song often sung as a round, inspired the exhibition title for the artist.

During the exhibition, a catalogue will be produced and launched, a survey covering a selection of the artist’s projects from 1998-2010 in Canada and abroad.

The multi-disciplinary projects, installations and interventions of Ernest Daetwyler are presented internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award for Visual Arts, Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Pro Helvetia, Switzerland and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, N.Y.

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Read more about Ernest Daetwyler's recent works in Sculpture Magazine.

Image: life is but a dream, 2010, interactive sound installation, presented at Gallery Stratford, WKP Kennedy Public Art Gallery, North Bay and Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, image courtesy of the artist.