Archive for the Calgary art Tag

Alberta Art Scene Heats Up: Part Two

Harold Klunder, Invisible Plans ( Yellow Self-Portrait), 2007-2010, Oil on canvas. Image courtesy TrépanierBaer and Guy L’Heureux. 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
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David Hoffos Speaks!

I spoke with Lethbridge artist David Hoffos a few days ago on the eve of his excellent, magical exhibition Scenes from a House Dream, a long term, five-phase series of illusionary installation works that premiered in 2008 in Lethbridge, Alberta at The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, before going to the National Gallery in Ottawa (where I saw it.) The show
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VoCA Recommends…Public Art Interventions in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Here Now or Nowhere Throughout January 2009 Grande Prairie, Alberta Presented by the Prairie Art Gallery Jon Sasaki, The Destination and the Journey, 2007, video still Here Now or Nowhere and is an exhibition of temporary public interventions taking place throughout downtown Grande Prairie, in Alberta. Where is Grande Prairie? It’s located 456 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. The population of
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Alberta: Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival

Calgary’s TRUCK GALLERY presents three performance-based artworks in conjunction with Alberta’s Mountain Standard Time Performance Art Fest – which also features work by artists including The Cedar Tavern Singers, Jenn Goodwin and Jessica Rose, David Hoffos, Istvan Kantor, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Camille Turner and David Zack. Click HERE for the festival website: 1. STEPHAN SCHULZ: Equally Distant From Both Sides Second
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News: Calgary Announces Major New Public Sculpture

We know that it has its sights set on becoming more culturally-aware. Now, the city of Calgary, Alberta has just announced “a stunning Western bronze destined to become one of the largest sculptures in North America and one of the city’s most photographed icons.” A model for the bronze. Image: cbc.ca

VoCA Recommends…Dean Drever, Blood Sweat & Tears and Ryan Sluggett et al

1. Dean Drever: Bear Minimum Michael Klien Gallery, Toronto August 2 – 30, 2008 Dean Drever, She Loves Me She Loves Me Not (Bullets). Image: douglasudellgallery.com Dean Drever continues his examination of power and violence in this show, which takes as a theme the Kodiak bear. Drever is a member of the Haida Nation and Haida culture acknowledges the bear
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Calgary’s public art…

…is in need of a revamp, writes Richard White in the Calgary Herald. Jeff De Boer, When Aviation was Young – Tower 1, 2002, Calgary International Airport. Image: jeffdeboer.com He spoke with Tom Tittemore, chair of the Calgary Public Art Board (CPAB) who has a plan.

Honouring Tradition: Native art at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary February 16th – July 13th, 2008 Frederick R. McDonald, Nêhithawak (Woodland Cree) (1957-) Big Bear’s Dilemma, Paper Promises, 1998. Image: glenbow.org The Glenbow Museum’s new exhibit Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art sets traditional and contemporary Native art, side-by-side. Traditional beaded shirts, moccasins and birchbark baskets are displayed alongside artwork by
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Calgary vs. Winnipeg: Best art scene?

Both Calgary, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba are surprisingly creative cities. Calgary’s nearby Banff Centre has long been recognized as an international meeting place for creative minds, while Winnipeg’s Royal Art Lodge famously produced Marcel Dzama. (VoCA loves his new dioramas!) But there’s more to these art scenes than meets the eye… CALGARY 1. Collective: The Arbour Lake Sghool – click
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