April to October 2023
Gallery 505 is a window gallery located in the lobby of 505 – 8th Ave SW
During Myke Buckingham’s residency with CAAF he built sculptural elements adorned by his unique visual language and technique of ‘recryption’. Recryption aims to question how we interact with text through an automatic, intuitive, or interpretive process. Using scrap material and found objects Myke builds small assemblages that, when combined, create larger scale sculptural works.
Myke’s work involves creating found object sculptures and iterates them into recursive motifs, creating works that become personal identity symbols. Understanding the connection between digital and physical work is the foundation of his practice. Myke’s practice was born of adapting to his dyslexic perspective. Expected to operate within societal norms labeling him as disabled and disorganized, he actively challenges perceptions, creating visual representations of how he interprets the environment. As an artist, Myke takes control of his mythos, defying the labels imposed upon him by sharing his own visual language.
Follow Myke on Instagram @mykebuckingham
We acknowledge the generous support of 679 CAPITAL, Calgary Arts Development, the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Rozsa Foundation.