FORMER WRECK CITY CURATORS
ANDREW Frosst studied fine art at Concordia Montreal, Malmö Art Academy, ZHdK Zurich, and as a guest at Städelschule Frankfurt. He has exhibited across North America and Europe and his personal and collaborative work has been reviewed in publications including the Globe and Mail. He works in a very interdisciplinary manor, employing sculpture, installation, furniture design, video and performance, and is inspired by the likes of Breton and Carlo Mollino. In an ongoing collaboration, Tamara Henderson and Frosst published 3 limited edition 102 page offsetprint books of recorded dreams for Documenta 13. In addition to his own practice, Frosst collaborates on yearly projects with the Arbour Lake Sghool collective that he co‐founded in 2003. They have exhibited across Canada, in Paris and Amsterdam and in 2008 received the Mayor’s Award for Artistic Innovation.
JOHN Frosst is a co‐founder of Pith Gallery and Studios, co‐director of Gumsphere300, and co‐owner of Frosst Books. When he's not painting gallery walls at Pith, plotting a musical rally tour of North America in Ford Festivas, or sourcing great arts & culture books at Frosst Books, John is making art with the Arbour Lake Sghool, an award‐winning and internationally exhibiting arts collective. His most recent shows with the Sghool were in Amsterdam as part of the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents and at Western Front in Vancouver following a lecture by the Arbour Lake Sghool at the Institutions by Artists Conference.
Shawn P. Mankowske
SHAWN Mankowske (BFA with distinction circa 2007 via ACAD) is a Calgary based painter and curator. His professional practice as a painter has lead him towards curation. Curation itself allows for a greater understanding of the systems involved in the art world. To Shawn, curation seems a new horizon in which to venture beyond what little is offered currently (in regards to showing visual art). Visual art right now seems as though a tangle of nepotism and confused academia backed by oil wealth (at least in Calgary, Alberta). Shawn wishes to help take visual art back for artists - in the name of a greater understanding of our place within the long history of art as an integral part of culture. Here we go fuckers
Ryan McClure Scott
RYAN Scott is an emerging sound, video and installation artist from Calgary. He studied at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Ryan has exhibited at Stride Gallery, Haight Gallery, 809 Gallery, Pith Gallery, EMMEDIA Production Society, Quickdraw Animation Society, The Uptown Stage and Theatre in Calgary, The Bell Auditorium in Halifax, The Images Festival in Toronto and PM Gallerie in Berlin.
Drawing inspiration from low-fi, Sci-fi, and DIY, Ryan McClure Scott creates work dedicated to his childhood and extended adolescent influences. Elements of drawing and printmaking combined with puppets, animation, and soft sculpture appear in his work to reference both craft and fine art explorations. He received a collaborative scholarship to produce his first film “Ultimaea: The Guardians of Ultimacy in the Prism of Technology” with EMMEDIA in 2006. In 2007 his film “The Last Samosa” was produced through Quickdraw and screened at the Images festival in Toronto. In 2009 “Endless Blue” was produced through 809 Gallery, this piece was later performed at the Engineered Air Theatre in Calgary for the 2011 Soundasaurus Festival. He followed up with another Soundasaurus piece called BASF Head the following year in 2012. His latest endeavor is “Perfect Uncle” a collective of artists focusing on the importance of small town influence that fuel the goals for the artist living and working in Alberta’s regional metropolis.