LyleXOX
They. Mine. Yours…

September 3 – November 15, 2022 

In the world of high fashion and glamour magazines, he’s known as Lyle XOX, but to the people of Wymark, a hamlet near Swift Current, Saskatchewan, he is Lyle Reimer. LyleXOX will not just be returning as a boy from Wymark, he will be riding a wave of cheeky fabulousness as the darling of Vogue magazine, protagonist of the 2019 art book Lyle XOX: Head of Design, social media sensation, and the subject of a CBC documentary, Random is My Favourite Colour. 

In his AGSC exhibition, LyleXOX will showcase a series of photographs, artifacts, sculptures and a projection of otherworldly creations. The prints are images of collaged layers with make up, wigs, and an eclectic assortment of recycled elements, applied to the “support” of the artist’s own head, and serve as unique artworks and as visual representations of stories that accompany each work. 

The results are fantastical and surreal characters found only in imagination, fairy tales or childhood dreams. Pleasant dreams, not nightmares. These androgynous “living sculptures” are not scary but rather they are surprisingly approachable, often with a sly sense of humour and irony. 

VENUE

 

Art Gallery of Swift Current
411 Herbert Street East
Swift Current, SK
S9H 1M5