Block Parent

Fri March 2 - Fri May 25, 2018
Block Parent

Arts Commons Presents
Ledge Gallery

Block Parent
Jillian Duschuk

Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: March 2 to May 25, 2018
Artist Reception: Happenings 12 on Mezzanine Level of Arts Commons on Monday, May 14 from 6-9pm

Through a series of sculptural paintings, Block Parent explores the idea that our homes can act as masks. A happy neighbourhood filled with cute character homes, would instill a sense of comfort to many pedestrians walking by, however the mask does a good job of hiding the truth behind these walls. Block Parent walks you through the street where you’ll see a little white picket fence, framing a character home with happy little shutter eyes and a perfect bay window nose, and you’d never know the stories hiding behind them.

Artist Biography

Jillian Daschuk grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan. After years of entertaining herself with forest forts and dried up pet frogs, she moved to Calgary, Alberta to attend the Alberta College of Art and Design. Jillian graduated with her Bachelor of Fine arts, and a specialization in Print Media in 2012. Shortly after, Jillian received her Bachelor of Education, with a specialization in Arts Education from the University of Calgary in 2015. Jillian currently works for the Calgary Board of Education teaching Art at a Jr. High School.