Samuel Roy-Bois’ practice is concerned with the conceptual and material definition of space and the ways the built environment and manufactured things contribute to our understanding of the world. Through sculpture, site-specific installation, and photography, Roy-Bois examines relational networks of objects and their complex philosophical considerations. For this new body of work, Presences, Roy-Bois has created an ensemble of constructed and found objects that consider our contemporary material knowledge and a series of photographs of momentary, precariously composed sculptures that exist only long enough to document. The relationship between sculpture and photography is at the core of Roy-Bois’ inquiry. In conversation with Kamloops Art Gallery Curator Charo Neville, Roy-Bois will talk about Presences and the ongoing preoccupations in his work.
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Samuel Roy-Bois: Presences is organized and circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery. Support for the development and production of new works for the exhibition provided by Esker Foundation.
Charo Neville is Curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, where she has developed a program of contemporary, historical and touring exhibitions along with publications since 2011. She graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Critical Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Neville has held positions as Curatorial Assistant at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Associate Director at Catriona Jeffries Gallery and Interim Curator/Director at Artspeak. Neville also served on the Board of Directors at the Western Front from 2006 to 2010. In 2014 Neville initiated the first outdoor video projection exhibition throughout downtown Kamloops, called Luminocity, which is now presented every two years. She has also facilitated permanent public art projects throughout Kamloops. Neville has contributed to publications such as Fillip, Yishu, West Coast Line and Blackflash and participated on visual art juries, including the 2013 Sobey Art Award.