Pile of logs sitting in pond.
David Diviney (Halifax, NS), Lodge, 2009, mixed media, 5.5 x 3 x 2 m., Grand River Transit Terminal, Corner of Charles and Gaukel St., Kitchener. Photo: Gordon Hatt.
Lodge is a stylized representation of a beaver lodge in the reflecting pool in the fountain at the Grand River Transit bus station. David Diviney is interested in the idea of the rural as a point of transition between the manmade and natural worlds, where it meets popular culture as well as personal and shared histories. His most recent work looks to a pastoral vernacular of folklore, pioneer tales, foundational myths, outsider art forms and do-it-yourself aesthetics. This work has been made possible with the support of the British Columbia Arts Council.
David Diviney uses sculptural tools, to explore object relations that suggest narrative and sometimes humorous and/or parodic structures. His work looks to folklore, pioneer tales, foundational myths and other backwoods constructs like outsider art forms and do-it-yourself aesthetics. Diviney obtained an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Selected solo exhibitions include: Are you looking at me?, Listasafn Así, Reykjavik (Iceland), 2004; Gallerí Kling & Bang, Reykjavik (Iceland), 2003; Cabin Fever, ArtsPlace, Annapolis Royal (Nova Scotia), 2001. National and international group exhibitions include, 2005: ARTPort, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax); Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery and Ottawa Art Gallery, 2005; AKA Gallery (Saskatoon). 2004-2003: Real Art Ways, Container (Connecticut); Duplex, Art Gallery of Calgary; Scatalogue: 30 Years of Crap in Contemporary Art, SAW Gallery (Ottawa); North, Truck Contemporary Art (Calgary); Under everything Walked Over, Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s). This work was been made possible with the support of the British Columbia Arts Council.

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