ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (Calgary, Canada) work with diverse mediums and materials, ranging from artificial light to re-appropriated architectural debris. The duo co-authors sculptures, films and installations, each project an attempt to create experiential moments shared between people. Their projects dissect public interactivity, the social effects of light, re-contextualization of domestic materials, community collaboration, and play. Regular collaborators since 2010, Caitlind and Wayne’s first unofficial installation was a tree house constructed together during the Leona Drive Project with the Arbour Lake Sghool [sic] collective (Toronto, 2009).

Caitlind & Wayne’s CLOUD works have appeared in Canada, Russia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, Portugal, Slovakia, and throughout the Czech Republic, with upcoming exhibitions in Belgium and Poland. In May 2013, a permanent CLOUD CEILING was installed in Chicago, USA. CLOUD was short-listed for an Innovation by Design Award in New York City in 2013.

In 2013/14, the artists expanded their Celestial Series to include a sun sculpture (SOLAR FLARE) and a moon sculpture (NEW MOON). The latter was built during a Residency with the Lexington Art League in Kentucky, and presented as part of Luminosity. SOLAR FLARE and BELLWETHER were later exhibited in Seoul, South Korea as part of Site Whanki_Wave, an exhibition devoted to sound + light works.

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Photos of the artists by Diane + Mike Photography

Caitlind r.c. Brown is an artist, collaborator, and DIY-curator based in Calgary, Canada. A graduate from Alberta College of Art + Design, Caitlind spent 4.5 years co-hosting a weekly Arts & Culture radio program on CJSW 90.9 fm, learning about her community and developing an interest in artists and their underground countercultures. After curating The House Project (2011), Caitlind co-founded WRECK CITY Curatorial Collective, a group instigating countercultural exhibitions in pre-demolition spaces, including WRECK CITY (2013) and PHANTOM WING (2013). In 2014, she was nominated by Blouin as one of “ARTINFO Canada’s 30 Under 30” artists, an honour she sports with mild amusement and partial embarrassment.

Wayne Garrett is an musician, artist, and collaborator living in Calgary, Canada. A graduate from the Jazz Performance program at Mount Royal University (2012), Wayne has a background in machining (Red Seal 2009), and an informal “Art School” education learned passively while living with the Arbour Lake Sghool collective. He brings mechanical proficiency, musical understanding, and fabrication experience to collaborations with Caitlind r.c. Brown and other artists. Wayne maintains an active role in the Albertan music community as the lead guitarist for The Bitterweed Draw and Surf Kitties!

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Setting the sun into the sky – installing SOLAR FLARE in Calgary, Canada.
Photo by Ivan Ostapenko

09 - SOLAR FLARE, photo by Marina Skulsky

SOLAR FLARE, an interactive light sculpture by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2013-14)
Photo by Marina Skulsky

10 - SOLAR FLARE, photo by Tom Fitz

SOLAR FLARE’s community light performance, “A Stab in the Dark”
Photo by Tom Fitz

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NEW MOON, a light sculpture created from 5,400 incandescent light bulbs by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett in Lexington, Kentucky (2014)

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The dark side of NEW MOON (2014)

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BELLWETHER, an interactive light installation created from 700 re-appropriated glass bottles by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett in Lexington, Kentucky (2014)

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BELLWETHER by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2014)

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“HALO,” a commissioned piece for the Alberta Science and Technology Awards by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2013)

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“TUBE SLIDE,” an interactive installation at WRECK CITY by Wayne Garrett & Caitlind r.c. Brown (2013)

Film still from “For Love of the Lane,” a 16mm interpretive western by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett (2012)

Film still from “For Love of the Land”

Diagram of “CLOUD,” Caitlind and Wayne’s installation piece for Nuit Blanche Calgary (September 15, 2012)

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  5. Hi,

    Last Christmas I worked on a rather beautiful event in Kew Gardens, there were some sculptures by French company t-i-l-t and they were very striking. I think this would be a perfect place to exhibit some of your work, you will be seen by thousands. From children and families to other artists and creative professionals.
    Please consider this!
    http://www.culturecreative.co.uk/#!kew-2015/cayf

    I would love to see your work in person, I am a great admirer and your cloud piece was the biggest inspiration for my third year Degree Design Exhibition!

    Thank you for your amazing work.

    Ellie

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