Biliana Velkova : Splendid

Taylor, Leah. Biliana Velkova : Splendid. Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2014.

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Abstract (English)

"Bulgarian-Canadian artist Biliana Velkova’s solo exhibition Splendid includes a series of three large-format photographs that reflect how culture and commerce shape our perception of nature, referring specifically to Banff as a symbol of the Canadian landscape. More generally, Velkova’s work explores how perceptions of “Canadianness” are constructed. The photographs, lush and gorgeous, depict Velkova as a symbol of Disneyfied Canadiana. Dressed in elaborate gowns with long flowing capes and trains that float on the breeze, she is a snow princess who rides a horse-drawn carriage through the picturesque mountain town, who stands overlooking a dramatic Rocky Mountain vista, and who is pulled by dogsled across a frozen lake. The other main component of this exhibition is a line-drawn prairie landscape, rendered in 27 feet of white neon. The piece makes further comment on the slick commercialization of the Canadian wilderness, and how these notions both drive a tourist market and also contribute to a sense of national identity – a fraught concept in a colonialized and multicultural nation." -- Publisher's website.

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Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Fornwald, Blair (Curator); Taylor, Leah (Author)
Dossier: 410 - VELKOVA, BILIANA
Collation: 9 p. : col. ill.
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery
Artists: Velkova, Biliana
Event Title: Biliana Velkova : Splendid
Type: Exhibition
Location: Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, Sask.)
Dates: 6 Dec. 2014 - 4 Feb. 2015
Keywords: CONSUMERISM; COLONIALISM; PERFORMANCE; NATURE
Copyright Statement: Dunlop Art Gallery
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 17:59
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 19:25
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/27568
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