Saturday, August 10, 2013


Jeff Burgess, Wedding, 1981, oil on watercolour board, 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.

Jeff Burgess says of his work: "I am keenly interested in the human anatomy, the shapes and textures of skin and muscles and how far one can stretch and distort them beyond the actual. I like large bodies and interesting faces that dominate the format. I also like the format to be dominated as well by starkness of an enclosed room or space wherein a smaller figure may appear."

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.

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