Biliana Velkova, All You Can Eat - Capitol (detail). 2012

Artists by Artists: David LaRiviere and Biliana Velkova

Public Relations
June 22 to September 23, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 2012

There are certain responsibilities inherent in the act of occupying a public space. With Public Relations, Biliana Velkova and David LaRiviere seek to intervene with public space, mounting their respective projects within the Mendel Art Gallery as a reflection of what may also be found around the streets of Saskatoon. Referencing the encroachment of advertising, Velkova and LaRiviere navigate such public spaces in order to examine the constituent elements of “responsibility” within a consumer culture.

Mentor David LaRiviere is the Artistic Director of PAVED Arts, and a practising artist, writer, and independent curator. Biliana Velkova is a recent graduate of the University of Saskatchewan MFA program, Executive Director of PAVED Arts, and a practising artist engaged in an ongoing critique of media culture. She would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their generous support with her project.