SAMUEL ROY-BOIS: PRESENCES
Originally from Québec City, Québec, Samuel Roy-Bois is based in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, where he is Associate Professor of Sculpture in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus and heads an interdisciplinary lab for creative exchange called The Research Studio for Spaces and Things.
Samuel Roy-Bois’ practice is concerned with the conceptual and material definition of space and the ways the built environment and manufactured things contribute to our understanding of the world. Through sculpture, site-specific installation, and photography, Roy-Bois examines relational networks of objects and their complex philosophical considerations.
This full-colour monograph was produced in partnership with Esker Foundation following presentations of Samuel Roy-Bois’ exhibition Presences, which was organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery in 2019 and toured to Esker Foundation in Calgary, Alberta, in 2020. Texts in English and French by Samuel Roy-Bois, Octave Debary, and Helga Pakasaar expand on the artist’s philosophical explorations and the intersections of photography and sculpture.
Reflecting the repurposing of everyday materials in Roy-Bois’ work, this publication is hand-bound with colourful inside pages unique to each book. TagTeam Studio in Montréal, Québec, created a printing and assembly system that allowed for the maximum usage of excess paper available to them and assembled each book block with coloured booklets by hand. The paper combinations create a rhythm for the content that varies in each book. Twenty-six unique book covers were created from a catalog of discontinued book cloths from La Parchemine, a now closed 53-year-old Montréal bookshop. The designers assigned each hand-assembled book block to a book cloth, which were hand-stitched and assembled by Atelier aux mille et une feuilles, resulting in 250 unique copies of this publication.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2022
Orders over $125 (before taxes and after any discounts or promotions) ship FREE. We offer $15 flat rate shipping for all other orders.
At this time, The Gallery Store only ships to locations within Canada. All orders are shipped using Canada Post.
In-store pickup is available for all orders. We will contact you when your order is ready.
If an item is defective, we will gladly exchange the item at no charge to you. Please contact us within 14 days.
Should you be dissatisfied with an item for another reason, you may return it within 14 days for a full refund minus the original shipping charges. You are responsible for return shipping costs. Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit in return to us.
In order to receive a full or partial refund (minus shipping charges), the item must be new, unopened, and accompanied by all original packaging material. The original sales receipt must accompany any returns and items must be in unused, re-sellable condition.
Please note that deodorant, soap, beauty products, jewellery, masks, and sale items are final sale.