January 11, 1984 will mark the beginning of a new concept for purchasing art in Calgary. Two emerging Calgary artists, Steven R. Heimbecker and Michael R. Zeindler are selling their recent work by tender in their upcoming show "Tender Moments" at 2ND Story Gallery. During the length of the exhibition, written bids will be accepted for each piece, with notification of the highest or winning bid on January 30th.
The show is multi-disciplined, displaying painting, drawing, and sculpture by the two artists who have been working independently since leaving the Alberta College of Art. Both artists employ vivd colour in their expression of everyday occurences, fracturing moments from them, creating a sense of isolation.
"I work using two functions. The first, being the observation mode, recording images at random with memory, polaroids, and sketches. The second mode is the correalation of these images, creating an expression of a recognizable moment or object while maintaining the distance of the original observation." -Steven R. Heimbecker
"Everything belongs in a different context than that which I observe. An alternate depth, using the surrounding set of props, is possible. To uncover the ridiculous and morbid sense of a potentially harmless situation, to overlap completely unrelated events on the same plan, that is the real context of any situation." - Michael R. Zeindler
Steven Heimbecker, a Saskachewan native, has been living in Calgary since leaving the Alberta College of Art in 1980. Since 1978, Heimbecker has shown in several regional and private group shows throughout Alberta and Saskachewan.
Michael R. Zeindler was educated at the Mount Royal College, Notre Dame University in Nelson B.C., and the Alberta College of Art, where he majored in Sculpture from 1976 to 1980.