Lucien Durey: Phenomenal Hosts
Neutral Ground, Regina

April 7th – May 19, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday April 7th 7-9pm

"An exhibition of sculpture, painting and assemblage, created through a process of intimate investigation in the home of the artist’s mother and stepfather in Regina. Making use of formal strategies developed through recent studio practice, Durey will work within the self-imposed limitations of a designated space to create this site-specific and performative work. Phenomenal Hosts will exhibit Durey’s playful approach to Saskatchewan-specific content while highlighting the under-acknowledged familial network of support vital to artistic production." –Neutral Ground

Central to the exhibition was the use of lavender toilet paper, brought back as a gift for my mother from a 2002 trip to Paris. In 15 years, she had used one roll.

As a response to the exhibition, Steffanie Ling wrote "Balling Tissue." You can read the full text here.

Cookie (2018), Toilet paper, school glue, hot glue, papier mâché rooster, baby rattle
Each of Us (2018), Newel post, photographs, wrapping paper, lead crystal, marbles, glass, resin, violin resin, oil paint and house paint on towel, lamp, December 9 (Mummies), 2013, by Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey

Pumpkins and Beans (detail) (2018), Lamps, dimmer, toilet paper, acrylic paint and house paint on boots, found objects, trunk (dispersed throughout gallery)

Chandelier (2018), Bath mat, Ibuprofen, rope, hand weight

Each of Us (detail) (2018), Newel post, photographs, wrapping paper, lead crystal, marbles, glass, resin, violin resin, oil paint and house paint on towel, lamp, December 9 (Mummies), 2013, by Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey

xxxxx (2018), Toilet paper, school glue, hot glue, tape, styrofoam, garlic saver

McIntosh (2018), unfixed collage, H10 x W8 inches

Artice (2018), unfixed collage, H10 x W8 inches

808 (detail) (2018), Doors, oil paint and house paint on towels, towels

Each of Us (detail) (2018), Newel post, photographs, wrapping paper, lead crystal, marbles, glass, resin, violin resin, oil paint and house paint on towel, lamp, December 9 (Mummies), 2013, by Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey

Alcatraz (2018), unfixed collage, H7.5 x W9.5 inches

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts
Hiya Toots! (detail) (2018), Crate parts, rug, turmeric, hot glue, photographs, oil paint and house paint on towel, found objects

Hiya Toots! (detail) (2018), Crate parts, rug, turmeric, hot glue, photographs, oil paint and house paint on towel, found objects

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts

Snap Off (2018), Leather and gloves

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts

Installation view of Phenomenal Hosts