Future’s So Bright: TRUCK Gallery's 25TH Anniversary Celebration

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Main Space/Parkade/U-Hall

Runs from September 5, 2008 to October 4, 2008

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The text below was written by Renato Vitic and appeared in the invite that accompanied this show.


Future's So Bright: TRUCK Gallery's 25th Anniversary Celebration by Renato Vitic

Dave & Jenn

In 2004 Jennifer Saleik and David Foy formed as the team Dave and Jenn.  Together they went on to earn their BFAs with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary in 2006. That same year their work was selected as a semi-finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. In 2007 they attended the Imaginary Places Residency at the Banff Centre. They are represented by Skew Gallery in Calgary AB. When they are not exploring, they spend their free time telling each other stories and playing video games. They live and work in Calgary. Their cats, Samuel and Bridgit, live with them.

Currently their alter egos Dave and Jenn live in the forest, and sometimes dream of the sea. The moose still eludes them.


Hilary Knutson

Since becoming the Director of the Stride Gallery in the summer of 2007, Hilary lives to work in Calgary, AB. Recently, she has come to the conclusion that she is, indeed an artist as well as an arts administrator and enjoys thinking up shows she never applies for.


Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin Thompson was born and raised in the rural farming community of Meeting Creek, Alberta. This locale led her to be interested in small community activities like festivals, parades, and pageants. Caitlin received her BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design, where she focused her graduating body of work in costume and video. Her works have been exhibited at Prairie Tales 10, Emmedia, 809 Gallery, The Works Festival, and as part of TRUCK’s CAMPER Project Spread the Love: An Army of Video Lovers Cannot Fail.



Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS)

In 2006, Anthea Black left her position as Director of Stride Gallery to return to her own art/writing practice. The Ladies' Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS) was founded shortly thereafter. LIDS grew rapidly to include a closely-knit affiliation of ladies not working, but actually pretty much working in Calgary's visual arts milieu, when recently unemployed cultural workers Nicole Burisch and Wednesday Lupypciw were invited to join the society as Treasurers. LIDS spawned a number of other groups including: Lazy Ladies' Subcommittee, RCMP Radical Cooch Maximum Pussy and The Easy-Town Super Hoz. LIDS core members have exhibited, published and lectured throughout Canada and the world, but future endeavors include bummin', and nothing too serious.

Requests for addition to the Official Directory of Honorary LIDS Inductees must be submitted in writing. LIDS also accepts expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in joining the Official LIDS Men's Auxiliary.