David Armstrong Six

"Following a non linear process, the works of David Armstrong Six primarily respond to their inherent materiality. The question of their spatiality and immediate environment is consequently a decisive factor, which guides the artist in the studio. His creation process is thus directed by a reflexive selection of objects, forms, textures and figures that come together, in the manner of an assemblage. In this sense, the cumulative actions and agglomerations that give form to his sculptures take in account the physicality of the object, but also of the observer who, before the public, is the artist himself. The tridimensional specificity of sculpture as a medium is in cause in Armstrong Six’s focus on movement. Defying the single grasp of an image, sculptures rarely give themselves as a whole. The viewer has to engage his body with the work, and most often walk around it to gather the multiple points of view, each of which may differ and complexify the immediate experience. To an extent, the sculpture becomes a sum of images and contents, a polysemantic entity.''

Exerpt from a text by Aseman Sabet

Biography

Born in Belleville, Ontario, David Armstrong Six lives and works in Montreal. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1997, notably at the Night Gallery (Los Angeles, , 2014), at the Nikolaj Kunsthall (Copenhagen, 2013), during the Québec Triennial at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal, 2008) and at White Colums (New York, 2004). The artist also has presented his work in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, 2013) and at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2012). In 2011, he was finalist for the Prix Louis-Comtois award.

Recent exhibitions

2019

Night School, Fonderie Darling, Montréal

2017

Bracelets, Parisian Laundry, Montreal

Oh Canada (group exhibition), BEERS LONDON, London

2016

If By Dull Ryhmes (with Kristan Horton), Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto