March 25 – April 23, 2005

The Stride Gallery
1004 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M7

During a site-specific residency in Stride’s Project Room Space, Kuh will accumulate, reconfigure, and sandwich together a vocabulary of building materials. On a small scale this additive process results in self-contained yet sensual sculptures; in the gallery it threatens to turn into a lush wall-to-wall environment.  Kuh Del Rosario graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003.

My body of work is largely about the process of interaction with the materials, which presents me with interesting discoveries. I build up my sculptures intuitively, influenced by two primary relationships. The first is the relationship between me and the materials, and the second are the interactions between the various materials. These two factors create a push and pull, resulting in both tension and unity within the sculptures. Also working intuitively, I learned to let go of ideals and embrace mistakes. This is where accidents and imperfections begin to speak. The cracks, chips, gaps, scrapes, leaks and cuts are part of a dialogue I have learned to appreciate.

I hope to engage the viewers with these concerns that may be mundane and simple, but truly beautiful and worth a closer look.