Sunday, August 25, 2013


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.

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