4. HAROLD KLUNDER – NEW WORKS – AT TREPANIER BAER
New paintings by one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed painters, Harold Klunder go on view at Trapanier Baer Gallery from October 16 – 13 November.
You’ve gotta love his self-portraits, no? I think they are really, really excellent. One of my favorites – not from this show – is this little series, below:
For more info, go to Trepanier Baer Gallery’s website, HERE.
5. NEW ARTIST/NEW GALLERY: MATTHEW MARK
His art practice includes paintings, sculpture and furniture that he makes with Jeremy Terrance, as MMJT Contemporary Furniture. More images on their blog, HERE.
Poster for Eye of the Storm, Matthew Mark’s upcoming show at Straw Gallery. Image: Calgaryisawesome.com
Mark is the director of the brand new Haight Gallery, opening on November 19. From the looks of their website, they will show a group of eclectic young artists, including Kat Garland and Viviane Mehr.
Check out the gallery, HERE.
6. THE BRAND NEW SAAG!
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery reopened last month after renovations and a new addition, with, we hear, a ‘blow out’ of an opening party. Here’s one of the works from that exhibition, curated by Ryan Doherty:
Ron Moppett and Dave & Jenn, Magpie, 2010. Original photography, ‘The Last One Standing’, Bar U Ranch, Alberta, 1995, courtesy Ron Marsh, Millarville. Image: TrépanierBaer and Ryan Doherty, Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
Up next at SAAG from November 20, 2010 – 9 January, 2011 is Boole: Christian Giroux and Daniel Young. A pair of noteworthy sculptors, the two were nominated for the 2009 Sobey Art Prize.
A sculptural work by Christian Giroux and Daniel Young. Image: indesignlive.com
I wrote about their work Reticulated Gambol HERE. This new show continues their interest in making contemporary modernist sculpture using Ikea furniture.
For more on what’s happening in Alberta, check out the Prairie Artsters blog, HERE.