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Walter May

Calgary artist, Walter May has developed his own language of sculpture. Using non-traditional assemblages and materials, May seeks to probe and redefine the changing nature of sculpture. He engages the viewer to participate in this process. The artist relies on the audience to derive meaning from the shapes and materials he uses in his work. May’s work is dependent on context – context that is specific (the location in a room) and random (the mind of each viewer). May is interested in plays of meaning, form as metaphor, and the interchange of opposites - the distinctions between functional and nonfunctional, industrial and natural, illusion and reality. Within this deconstructive context, May also investigates the traditional, formal concerns of sculpture: the placement of the object in space, the use of diverse materials as vehicle of expression, the relationship between drawing and sculpture, and the aesthetics of visual ambiguity.