Sunday, December 29, 2013

Brandy Saturley: #ICONICCANUCK

"Stamped in Goal", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2013
Saturley says of her work: This series began in 2010, during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  The energy and enthusiasm of the city, Canadian patriotism, poking fun at ourselves and the stereotypical symbols of Canadiana being broadcast over the airwaves to millions around the world had me beaming and questioning. What is a Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #IconicCanuck was born. 

This body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'.  Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada.

View Brandy Saturley's paintings in Gallery A at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until Janaury 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery B simultaneously, is the installation work of Jennifer Akkermans, director of the Institute of Morphoid Research. The gallery is open Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 8, 2014. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brandy Saturley: #ICONICCANUCK

"Golden Ram", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
Saturley says of her work: This series began in 2010, during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  The energy and enthusiasm of the city, Canadian patriotism, poking fun at ourselves and the stereotypical symbols of Canadiana being broadcast over the airwaves to millions around the world had me beaming and questioning. What is a Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #IconicCanuck was born. 

This body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'.  Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada.

View Brandy Saturley's paintings in Gallery A at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until Janaury 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery B simultaneously, is the installation work of Jennifer Akkermans, director of the Institute of Morphoid Research. The gallery is open Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 8, 2014. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Brandy Saturley: #ICONICCANUCK

"HBC Skull", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2013
Saturley says of her work: This series began in 2010, during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  The energy and enthusiasm of the city, Canadian patriotism, poking fun at ourselves and the stereotypical symbols of Canadiana being broadcast over the airwaves to millions around the world had me beaming and questioning. What is a Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #IconicCanuck was born. 

This body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'.  Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada.

View Brandy Saturley's paintings in Gallery A at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until Janaury 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery B simultaneously, is the installation work of Jennifer Akkermans, director of the Institute of Morphoid Research. The gallery is open Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 8, 2014. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brandy Saturley: #ICONICCANUCK

"Goalie's Mask: red, white and Dryden", acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2010
Saturley says of her work: This series began in 2010, during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  The energy and enthusiasm of the city, Canadian patriotism, poking fun at ourselves and the stereotypical symbols of Canadiana being broadcast over the airwaves to millions around the world had me beaming and questioning. What is a Canadian? What does it mean to be Canadian? When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #IconicCanuck was born. 

This body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'.  Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada.

View Brandy Saturley's paintings in Gallery A at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery in Edmonton until Janaury 25, 2014. Showing in Gallery B simultaneously, is the installation work of Jennifer Akkermans, director of the Institute of Morphoid Research. The gallery is open Wed-Fri: 10-4 pm and Sat: 12-4 pm. The gallery will be closed from December 21, 2013 to January 8, 2014. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Beaufort Cabin", digital print
Harder says of this series: Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Dry Bones VIII", graphite on paper
Harder says of this series: Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Wing Stack II", digital print
Harder says of this series: Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Dry Bones VII", charcoal on paper
Harder says of this series: Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Dry Bones II", charcoal on paper
Harder says of this series: The Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Keith Harder: Dereliction of Memory

"Anson", digital print, 20" x 30", 2009
Harder says of this series: The Dereliction of Memory is a reference to the slow dissolve of forgetting, an action that can be either therapeutic or tragic. Forgiveness and forgetting go together, but to lose memories can also be a loss of identity and humanity. These images offer a cautionary tale. They portray artifacts that have lost their original function along with great chunks of their being. They have been subjected to the contingencies of need, and of time, and of entropy. But in their fragmentary state they still can be an anchor for the ghosts of stories looking for a home.

These are images of aircraft relics that landmark a specific and pivotal moment of history. But it would be a mistake to see these works of art as only memorializing that particular history. They can also be signs or place-holders for other histories, ones that might be either individual or collective. 


View Dereliction of Memory from Thursday, October 24th until Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, October 24th from 7-9:30 pm. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4pm and Sat, 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, November 9th.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Derek Michael Besant, "motel bed #6", UV ink transfer onto shibouri Japanese veil scrim
Derek Michael Besant is an artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary. Besant has completed substantial public commissions in Canada and around the world.
Fifteen Restless Nights is Besant's exploration of the nuances found in the interior spaces of motel rooms. His work reflects and synchronizes ordinary objects and the invisible world around us.

Fifteen Restless Nights is shown alongside Survivors , a collection of work by Besant's life and work partner, Alexandra Haeseker. Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Alexandra Haeseker, "Cellphone", UV ink on synthetic paper 
Alexandra Haeseker is an artist and lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in the Netherlands, Haeseker is an internationally recognized artist working largely in print media. In her Survivors series, Haeseker continues her exploration of the isolation of the human figure.

Survivors is shown alongside Fifteen Restless Nights, a collection of work by Haeseker's life and work partner, Derek Michael BesantSurvivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12. 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Derek Michael Besant, "motel bed #39", UV ink transfer onto shibouri Japanese veil scrim
Derek Michael Besant is an artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary. Besant has completed substantial public commissions in Canada and around the world.
Fifteen Restless Nights is Besant's exploration of the nuances found in the interior spaces of motel rooms. His work reflects and synchronizes ordinary objects and the invisible world around us.

Fifteen Restless Nights is shown alongside Survivors , a collection of work by Besant's life and work partner, Alexandra Haeseker. Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Alexandra Haeseker, "Globe", UV ink on synthetic paper
Alexandra Haeseker is an artist and lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in the Netherlands, Haeseker is an internationally recognized artist working largely in print media. In her Survivors series, Haeseker continues her exploration of the isolation of the human figure.

Survivors is shown alongside Fifteen Restless Nights, a collection of work by Haeseker's life and work partner, Derek Michael BesantSurvivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Derek Michael Besant, "motel bed #8", thermal UV ink transfer onto shibouri Japanese veil scrim
Derek Michael Besant is an artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary. Besant has completed substantial public commissions in Canada and around the world.
Fifteen Restless Nights is Besant's exploration of the nuances found in the interior spaces of motel rooms. His work reflects and synchronizes ordinary objects and the invisible world around us.

Fifteen Restless Nights is shown alongside Survivors , a collection of work by Besant's life and work partner, Alexandra Haeseker. Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Alexandra Haeseker, "Builder", UV ink on synthetic paper
Alexandra Haeseker is an artist and lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in the Netherlands, Haeseker is an internationally recognized artist working largely in print media. In her Survivors series, Haeseker continues her exploration of the isolation of the human figure.

Survivors is shown alongside Fifteen Restless Nights, a collection of work by Haeseker's life and work partner, Derek Michael BesantSurvivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Derek Michael Besant, "motel bed #33", thermal UV ink transfer onto shibouri Japanese veil scrim
Derek Michael Besant is an artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary. Besant has completed substantial public commissions in Canada and around the world.
Fifteen Restless Nights is Besant's exploration of the nuances found in the interior spaces of motel rooms. His work reflects and synchronizes ordinary objects and the invisible world around us.

Fifteen Restless Nights is shown alongside Survivors , a collection of work by Besant's life and work partner, Alexandra Haeseker. Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights

Alexandra Haeseker, "Soldier", UV ink with serigraphy varnish and emboss on Mayfair

Alexandra Haeseker is an artist and lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in the Netherlands, Haeseker is an internationally recognized artist working largely in print media. In her Survivors series, Haeseker continues her exploration of the isolation of the human figure.

Survivors is shown alongside Fifteen Restless Nights, a collection of work by Haeseker's life and work partner, Derek Michael Besant. Survivors and Fifteen Restless Nights are part of Synchronous II, a festival of art and life, promoted by The Public Foundation for Art and Life. This exhibition was curated by Ania Sleczkowska, founding director of the Foundation.

View the exhibition at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery until October 18, 2013. Please join us for a special concert event on Saturday, October 5 beginning at 2 pm with Elizabeth Koch on flute and Murray Vaasjo on violin. The gallery is open from Wed-Fri from 10-4 pm and Sat from 12-4. The gallery will be closed on October 12. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Ansgard Thomson, "Lightfest", pigmented ink on canvas, 30" x 40"


Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Natalie Lauchlan, "Sleepwalker", digital photography, 11" x 14"


Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

James Gaa, "5 Pointz, Long Island City #3", digital photograph, 21" x 14"

Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Mark Vitaris, "Tree, Lackawana, NY", ultrachrome k3 ink print on hahnemule fine art pearl paper, 19" x 12.5"


Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Rob Alexander, "Cultus Lake 1960", digital and analog photograph, 20" x 27"


Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Roberta Murray, "One, Two, Three", pigment inkjet print on watercolour paper, 20" x 20"


Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Open Photo Open Digital 2013

Bohdan Hrynyshyn, "Let the Sunshine In - Winter", digital photograph, 18" x 18"

Visual Arts Alberta presents: 
Open Photo /Open Digital 2013, an exhibition of Alberta’s finest photographic and digital art. 

Join us for the opening reception in Edmonton, Friday, August 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 -  87 Avenue NW).
View the work in Edmonton from August 30th to October 11th, 2013.

After the run in Edmonton, the show will open in Calgary, October 18 to November 30, 2013 in the lower gallery in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 - 14 Ave NW Calgary).

The Calgary reception will be held on Friday, November 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
Remember to cast your vote for the McBain Camera People's Choice Award!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Storytellers

Stan Perrott, Soldiers/Penn Station, 1955, ink and wash on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Stanford Perrott (1917-2001) was a multi-media artist, trying his hand at such techniques as charcoal drawings, ink and wash drawings, watercolour landscapes, and a variety of printmaking techniques. He also had a facility of "catching a moment" as seen in his ink drawings and sketches.

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Storytellers

Roy Kiyooka, Untitled, Highlights, December 1951, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1951, lithograph on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Roy Kiyooka's most important contribution was linking literature and art. He was a prolific poet, associated with both the Beat and Tish schools of poetry. Kiyooka established an important reputation as a hard-edged abstractionist in the mid-1960's. In 1969, however, he repudiated painting to pursue art practices which he felt were more relevant to his own life and vision.

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Storytellers

George Webber, Uptown Theatre, Calgary, Alberta, 2001, 2001, colour photograph on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Alberta born George Webber has been photographing the people and landscape of the Canadian prairies for over 30 years. He says of his work: "My photography is about looking back at what formed me, the people, the towns, and landscape of the prairies. I am continually seeking to touch and understand the traditions and spirituality of the place."

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Storytellers


Jacques Rioux, Newspaper Rock, Utah, 1992, silver gelatin, selenium-toned photograph on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Jacques Rioux was born in Sherbrooke, QC in 1956 and moved to Calgary in 1979. Of his work he says: "Whenever I decide to photograph something, I strive to communicate a sense of discovery, of excitement and of connection to the past through the beauty of the photographic image."

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Storytellers

Bernard Bloom, Ecologically conscious student screaming at Homosexuals, 1994,
silver gelatin print toned on paper, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Storytellers

Annora Brown, Brittany, Highlights, December 1951, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1951, linocut, watercolour on paper, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

As one of Alberta's distinguished artists, Annora Brown (1899-1987) is also known as a writer, historian, and naturalist. She wrote numerous articles regarding the plants and life on the prairies and taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts. 

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Storytellers

Bruce Wiltshire, The soldier and his sweetheart, 1973, lithograph on paper,
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Who doesn’t love a good story? Our entire lives are bound by the relating of events: what happened? where did it happen? how did it happen? who did it happen to? how did it end? These are the questions, and it is the answers to these questions, that teach us; that guide our relationships with others; and that form the memories we either cherish…or that haunt us to the end of our days.

The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Storytellers

Harry Savage, Postcard from a Green Trailer, 1972, silkscreen on paper,
Collection of Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Harry Savage was born in Camrose, Alberta in 1938. Beginning in 1964, he taught at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension and in 1973, he and fellow artist Sylvain Voyer formed a loose partnership to establish Latitude 53, an artist run gallery in Edmonton. Savage currently lives in British Columbia.

The exhibition Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.