Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Coming of Age: The Graduates

Megan Warkentin, "At the Mall", 5.5' x 8', oil and acrylic on canvas
University of Alberta grad Warkentin describes her process: "I begin by creating collages combining imagery to create ambiguous narratives. I then reinterpret them with paint on large canvases in a spontaneous and expressive way to create emotional and psychological impact.I do not think that these narratives should require a specific explanation of what is happening, but rather when looking at my works, I want the viewers to imagine their own narratives and meanings for the pieces."

"Coming of Age: The Graduates" is a group show featuring the work of recent art school graduates. Ten artists were selected from five Albertan communities: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Lethbridge. The show runs at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until July 14. The gallery is open Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed on June 30 for Canada Day.

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