Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Storytellers

Cliff Robinson, Leda, n.d., linocut 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.

Cliff Robinson (1916-1992) was a member of the Society of Canadian Painters and Etchers, the Society of Graphic Arts, and the Federation of Canadian Artists, as well as being one of the earliest members of the Alberta Society of Artists.

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.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Storytellers

Vivian Lindoe, Untitled, n.d., oil on cardboard, 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.

Vivian Lindoe was part of a young and vibrant art community in Calgary during the 1940's and '50's. Along with painting, working in clay and doing batik, she made tables and other practical objects during the most productive period of her art practice. She died in 2006.

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 AlbertaFoundation 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, July 27, 2013

Storytellers

Mark D. Hobden, Untitled, Old Folks Home Seriesn.d.
    Silver gelatin print 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.

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 AlbertaFoundation 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, July 25, 2013

Storytellers

Gerry Dotto, Speak of the Kettle, 2012, Colour photograph
    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.

Based on our everyday interactions with common forms of visual communication, artist Gerry Dotto's images re-interpret these systems of communication and present them in a new light.

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 AlbertaFoundation 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, July 19, 2013

Storytellers


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.

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.

Monday, July 8, 2013

ACAD in Edmonton

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Steele J. Duncan, Schrodinger 02, found objects, electric motor, 12" x 16" x 10", 2012

Duncan describes his process: I work with found objects such as wood and paint. Found objects provide me with a foundation to begin work from because of their already-present meaning and intended use. 

ACAD in Edmonton features the work of 10 students from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Exploring a wide range of issues, concepts, and media, ACAD in Edmonton reveals where ACAD is presently and where it's headed. Check out the exciting work of these emerging artists until July 20, 2013 and plan to attend our opening reception on Thursday, June 20, from 6-9:30pm. Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4pm and Sat: 12-4pm. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

ACAD in Edmonton

Kristyn Wozniewich, Stellaaaaa! 1, sterling silver, glass, 16" long, 2013

 Wozniewich says of her work: My current body of work aims to find a balance between the edge of darkness and the delicacy of Victorian ladies, using doilies as a platform and elevating it through process and natural phenomena to create intimate moments of a sublime nature.

ACAD in Edmonton features the work of 10 students from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Exploring a wide range of issues, concepts, and media, ACAD in Edmonton reveals where ACAD is presently and where it's headed. Check out the exciting work of these emerging artists until July 20, 2013 and plan to attend our opening reception on Thursday, June 20, from 6-9:30pm. Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4pm and Sat: 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, June 29.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

ACAD in Edmonton

Sean Taal, Ghost House, oil on wood, 9" x 12.5", 2012
Taal describes his work this way: The works depict isolated structures existing within nameless locations that verge on void spaces. The structures are ambiguous, undefined, and have reference to shadows and silhouettes.

ACAD in Edmonton features the work of 10 students from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Exploring a wide range of issues, concepts, and media, ACAD in Edmonton reveals where ACAD is presently and where it's headed. Check out the exciting work of these emerging artists until July 20, 2013 and plan to attend our opening reception on Thursday, June 20, from 6-9:30pm. Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4pm and Sat: 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, June 29.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ACAD in Edmonton

Laura Ambrosone, Untitled, photo illustration, 30" x 40", 2013

 Ambrosone describes her work this way: My current work can be described as photo-­illustrated manifestations with the added use of digitally distorting the existing elements of colossal structures and creating a new piece with its components.

ACAD in Edmonton features the work of 10 students from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Exploring a wide range of issues, concepts, and media, ACAD in Edmonton reveals where ACAD is presently and where it's headed. Check out the exciting work of these emerging artists until July 20, 2013 and plan to attend our opening reception on Thursday, June 20, from 6-9:30pm. Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is open from Wed-Fri: 10-4pm and Sat: 12-4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, June 29.