July 12 – 30, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6 – 8 pm
Artist in Attendance: July 22nd/23rd & 29th/30th
PRESS: Stefan Wegner at the Propeller Gallery – ARTORONTO.CA (July 26)
Propeller Art Gallery is thrilled to present, MUCH TOO MUCH, the highly anticipated solo show by internationally-awarded creative mind and Canadian conceptual artist, Stefan Wegner. The entire Propeller gallery space will be filled with thought-provoking work that boldly examines challenging emotional themes, broadly accepted values, and the language of consumer culture.
Unique associations between writing and object design are presented for the express purpose of inciting inner contemplation and spirited conversation. Through many heavily researched themes often delivered with a wry sense of humour, viewers are encouraged to reevaluate their own biases and preconceptions.
This show will be unlike any other in the history of Propeller Art Gallery, and absolutely unique in the current art world landscape. Don’t miss this chance to experience one of the most analytical and intriguing voices in Canadian art today.
“I work with words. When thoughtfully arranged and applied to objects that amplify or deepen their meanings, words will surface values and memories stored in the subconscious, exposing what we really think and provoking a deeper understanding of who we are. Words unlock brains. First, they unlock mine. And through this work, perhaps they can unlock yours.”
The objects presented here are designed to pull you in with layers of thought to uncover. If any piece here can be a catalyst for contemplation and thoughtful conversation, then the intense effort it took to create them will be justified. Through them, we can challenge our own concepts and conclusions, explore our values, and through conversation, learn about those around us.
Stefan Wegner works tirelessly to uncover thoughts, feelings and values that are worth exploring. Presented through objects ranging from banal to droll, and even disconcerting, each piece strives to deliver commentary worth contemplation. Stefan’s iterative design process is driven by the evolution of the writing to support and amplify the concept. A rigorous approach to
research, conception and production leads to work that must first attract aesthetically, and then remain engaging over time.
With thoughtful design, researched concepts, and incisive expression, Stefan hopes his work will earn a place in the lives of those who appreciate a deep and more comprehensive art experience.
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