We are pleased to introduce Shaun McFee, one of our latest and greatest front desk attendants. Here are his answers to our reverent and not so reverent questions.
What is your favorite piece on exhibit and why?
My favorite piece is in our exhibition Something About Time by Colwyn Griffin. It is an HD video piece titled: Study For Forty. The video shows an odd little room filled with balloons clinging to the ceiling that ever so fall to the floor over the course of about 20 minutes. It is a very minimal piece in the visuals and in the soundtrack, which is mostly just an electronic droning/ white noise sound, the source of which is revealed at the very end of the video.
The visuals, sound and concept speak deeply to me as I am very interested in minimalistic art-forms as well as time-based work where small things happen over a long period of time.
If you could take any artist to dinner (from any time period) who would it be and where would you take them?
I would take Jeff Wall to the outside courtyard restaurant at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I really like his post-modern photographic tableaux’s and his involvement in contemporary Canadian art.
What do you like to do outside of the Gallery?
- Writing and producing original electronic music
- Part Time College: Digital Media studies
- Also work at THEMUSEUM
- Reading critical analysis on arts, culture and technology
- Volunteering in Arts & Culture sector
- Watching movies that have lots of talking or interesting conceptual ideas (and very little action preferably… no car chases and no CGI explosions please!)
- Walking and exploring cities
- Riding the bus with headphones
- Creating fine art, graphic, and multi-media art; photography and video
- Have resided in Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal, Vancouver, Tofino, Deep in the Rocky Mountains and New Orleans
- Staring at the sky