February 1 – March 1, 2014, Tiny Gallery Prototype – Bridgeland Market, 1104 1 Ave NE
Artist’s Statement: Oilman is a glasswork from a larger 2010 original installation of black glass called ‘Oil Landscape’ referring both to the tradition of oil-painted landscapes and the tradition of finding oil in the Albertan landscape. The character itself is meant to look like walking oil as a representation of the human energy and fossil fuel energy that has driven the growth of Calgary and Alberta.
Artist Bio: Tim Belliveau is an artist and co-founder of Bee Kingdom, a three artist hot glass collective and studio. His solo work focuses on illustration and often deals with boundaries between wilderness and civilization. His work with the Bee Kingdom is focused on experimental sculptural glass and collaborative process which is shared through traveling exhibitions and demonstrations staged at various glass studios.
Belliveau graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005 and lives and works in Calgary.