graphite on found silver gelatin prints
9.25’’ x 8’’
Estimate $2,000 framed
Courtesy of the artist and Norberg Hall Gallery, Calgary
Robin Arseneault’s work includes humour often revealed through formal, aesthetic, or conceptual relationships. Using a variety of media, her practice responds to the abject and its surrounding absurdity. She often gravitates towards found objects, images, or shapes, especially when discovered in repetition, like the vintage ship photographs found in Kite 12 portray. The found image or object sets parameters to work within and forces a level of invention, where manipulated and repeated shapes reveal a new dialect of emotional understanding. Arseneault is a graduate of the Alberta University of the Arts (BFA, 1998) and the Edinburgh College of Art (MFA, 2005). Her practice includes sculpture, drawing, photography and collage. Her work can be found in various public and private collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Simons, Scotia Bank, and the Fairmont Hotel Group. She lives and works in Calgary, AB.