Temporary installation features KIAM’s Artist in Residence paintings
Guelph, Ont., November 15, 2018 – Starting today, residents will be able to view Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci’s (KIAM) six Artist in Residence paintings at City Hall.
KIAM’s Artist in Residence project, titled #YourWard, used images of each ward collected from the community to create six large-scale paintings that explore transitions in the urban environment.
The six pieces were unveiled at the Art Gallery of Guelph over Culture Days weekend at the end of September and will now be temporarily installed in the Galleria of City Hall outside Council Chambers. The paintings will be on display until February 11, 2019.
“The community was instrumental in the development of the artwork and we’re thrilled that Kiel and Amanda were interested in having the pieces displayed in a space where the community can view them,” says Stacey Dunnigan, manager of culture and tourism for the City of Guelph.
The artwork is currently for sale, and each panel is being sold separately. Two of the six wards have already been purchased. Residents interested in purchasing #YourWard artwork are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIAM is a collaborative husband and wife team. Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci each hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Guelph. Their artistic style uses thick layers of acrylic paint and gel mediums, photographs and washes to create mixed-media paintings that draw attention to the contrasting perspectives on one canvas. The duo also offer art classes and workshops from their studio, Art in the Ward.
About the Artist in Residence program
The Artist in Residence program, which is going into its sixth year, is offered by the City of Guelph to broaden the community’s experience of the arts. The annual program invites artists to engage with the public and showcase their creative practices while enlivening public spaces.
Stacey Dunnigan, Manager of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2533