Sideshow II

Tia Halliday,
Calgary, AB

Size

52" x 46"

Medium

Aluminum dye sublimation

“Sideshow II” is an artifact of an ongoing investigation of how performance can be used to physically negotiate paradigms of painterly abstraction. This research includes physically performing common painterly tropes under dynamically sewn fabric garments which mimic the skin of a painting. The performances are then a re-materialized and pictorially
re-embodied through the creation of large-scale photographic aluminum collage.

Sideshow II

Tia Halliday,
Calgary, AB

About the artist
About the artist

Tia Halliday
Calgary, AB

Tia Halliday was born in Calgary Alberta. She is the daughter of a refugee, and utilizes queer phenomenology as a vehicle to explore notions of (dis)placement and (dis)orientation in her interdisciplinary research. Halliday received a BFA in distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design, attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained an MFA from Concordia University. Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and performance projects across Canada and Europe. Her work has been highlighted in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, and Canadian Art. Tia was recently nominated for the Sobey Art Award on behalf of the Walter Phillips Gallery, and participated in the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (Art Gallery of Alberta). Tia Halliday is currently an instructor of visual art and theory at the Department of Art, University of Calgary.

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