Adam Waldron-Blain

John Snow House artist-in-residence

August 1 to 31, 2014

For the month of August, we will be hosting Adam Waldron-Blain as our artist-in-residence at the John Snow House. Adam’s practice is about being simultaneously critical and romantic, even as these undo one another, in the context of creating identity and place. He will be hosting a podcast called “How to like things” where he speaks with participants about items and experiences. His interest in the form of the review has been at the center of several recent projects experimenting with the space between that form and art objects, allowing personal melancholy to seep into the processes of evaluation.

In “How to like things,” Adam is interested in talking about:
  • Colours of ink
  • Perfume
  • Shopping for trousers, sweaters, or shirts
  • Pencils
  • Art
  • Shaving
  • Toothbrushes
  • Websites or software that you really care about
  • Bicycle maintenance
  • Shoes
  • Spirits
  • Backpacks or wallets (“Every Day Carry”)
  • Calendaring
  • Heartbreak
  • Cooking

Please check our website for more details as Adam’s project progresses!


Adam Waldron-Blain is a famous artist in Edmonton. Last year, he created an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and showed works at Harcourt House, The New Gallery (Calgary), Xpace External Space (Toronto), Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto) and participated in a residency at SÍM (Reykjavík). In recent years he performed at Dirt City¦Dream City in downtown Edmonton, made work in Banff, Toronto, and Glasgow during residencies, and his artworks, performances, and games appeared at events and exhibitions in Oakland, San Antonio, Bristol, Glasgow, and Edmonton.