Beads, Lace, and Feathers: Installations by Bogdan Cheta
Bogdan Cheta currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He practices installation and performance art, often using vast collections of small found objects to create installations and sculptures that look like bird’s nests composed of discarded jewelry and beads, lace, and feathers, among other things.
Bogdan’s works are highly conceptual in nature and each set of installation or documentary photographs is usually accompanied with writings by the artist. I like that Bogdan includes his written thoughts on his art webpage, allowing viewers a glimpse into the organized chaos that goes into producing each work.
Much of Bogdan’s practice references habits of building and collecting that he picked up in his childhood. It’s interesting to view a practice that is so biographical, yet at the same time so cryptic. These works will certainly please anyone with even slight magpie and hoarding tendencies!