Calgary, AB, Canada
About Jack Bride
Jack Bride works within realms of the numinous, esoteric, mystical, ecstatic and transcendental. He develops a visual language to tell stories and provide experiences that bring the viewer into states of disorientation, bewilderment and contemplation. Mortality, optical "noise," and tapping mysterious powers within are main themes in Jack's work. Blending genres of performance with visual art, Jack has created other-worldly installations in two Calgary-based pre-demolision projects, "Wreck City" and "Phantom Wing." True to the inseparable duality of creation and destruction, he was spontaneously inspired during the Calgary Flood of June, 2013 and obsessively painted surrealist landscapes of the flood, as the raging river swept away storage containing a wealth of his archives and sketchbooks. Jack works out of Calgary and Toronto, Canada, where he spends his time painting, performing with his partner Holly, and experimenting with blending his practices.
2012: One-week performance workshop with TouVA, Calgary, Alberta.
2006: Two-month solo residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta.
2004: B.F.A in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada.
"Fashion Art Toronto, Dressing Room Project," Toronto, Ontario.
* Combining installation and performance w/ Holly Timpener.
"Winged Apocalypse," Phantom Wing, Calgary, Alberta.
* Performed 20 spoken-word piece within installation, 5 nights in a row.
" End of the World Party," Legion No. 1, Calgary, Alberta.
* Performed a 20 minute set as the fictional band "Cursed" to invoke the end of
the world and Mayan Calendar Apocalypse.
"Caught Between A Hard Rock Place," Calgary, Alberta.
* Performances and heavy metal guitar rituals at both the Truck Gallery and
"Apartment 333," installation for Wreck City, Calgary, Alberta.
"Winged Apocalypse," installation for Phantom Wing, Calgary, Alberta.
"Pineal Hand," solo exhibition at Untitled Art Society, Calgary, Alberta.
* featured in Sled Island Music & Art Festival, 2012
"Luminous Lore," solo exhibition at Haight Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.