Monday, August 12, 2013


Theodore Nelson, Our Synopsis thus far, 1989, acrylic, ink 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 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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