ART + ACTIVISM features the artwork of three Edmonton based artists: Mary Joyce, Paula Kirman and Juan Lopezdabdoub. All three artists are political and make art to change people’s lives. All three artists accept that there is a social responsibility in being an artist and that responsibility is of paramount importance – there is no frivolous subject matter here. Instead, the works created by these artists are about ideas and in the words of Mary Joyce, “ideas influence people and artists are well trained to communicate.”
Reception Wednesday, August 31 from 7–9pm with artists in attendance, and the show runs September 1 to November 26. The Project Space will be closed Saturday, September 3 & 24. The Visual Arts Alberta~CARFAC Project Space is located at 3rd Floor 10215–112 Street NW.
Alberta Spirit at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton) from October 1st, 2015 – November 28th, 2015. Reception: Thursday October 1st, 2015 between 7pm and 9:30pm. (Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday noon – 4pm, closed October 10th and November 11th).
Exhibition Dates: June 4 to July 25, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.
Familiars, Out-of-Towners, As Well As All the Others: Erika Andriashek in Gallery B
Large figurative sculptures that, through public participation, are to be continuously worked upon throughout the exhibition. The public are invited to leave their own found or sentimental objects of any size and shape with the sculptures; the artist will then document changes and evolution of the work.
Salva Corpus Amanti / Digital Imagery by David J. Kleinsasser in Gallery A Salva Corpus Amanti…translates to “save (or heal) the lover’s body” – it is to emotionally and viscerally experience what is seen with the eyes as ecstasy, total unity and oneness. Kleinsasser’s digital imagery seeks to delight your eyes, nurture your soul and expand your connections to the world around you.
Opening on April 2nd between 7:00pm and 9:30pm is Gerald St. Maur’s “Searching Skies, Seeing Through Trees” in gallery a and Jean Pilch’s “Edited Realism” in Gallery b. Both exhibitions run between April 2nd and May 30th, 2015 in Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (3rd floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton). Gallery Hours are Wednesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm and saturday: noon – 4pm. (The gallery will be closed on April 3rd, April 4th and May 16th).
Exhibition Dates: February 5 to March 28, 2015, 3rd floor, 10215-112 ST Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday – Friday 1- 4pm, Saturday 12-4 pm.
Songs of the Soul: Father Douglas osf in Gallery A
A series of paintings inspired by William Blake’s poems Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience
Songs of the Soul represents in paint issues such as the environment, equality/inclusiveness, aging, homelessness, depression, religious/racial differences, mortality and the need for social justice.
Father Douglas’ fondness for dogs leads to the imagery in this body of work that expresses how humankind has not changed since Blake exposed these troubles to the world over two hundred years ago.
Tengingar: connections and contrasts in Iceland Deborah Catton in Gallery B
TENGINGAR is Icelandic for connections. The exhibition captures the personal experiences of artist Deborah Catton during a 30 day residency period in May, 2014 in Iceland. The work explores connections between the landscape, the geography and the climate and the many connections and contrasts that exist with the colour, shape and form of this amazing place.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5th from 7 to 9:30pm
Violet Owen’s exhibition Modern Woman, curated by Shane Golby and Chris W. Carson, is a testament to the endurance of the female form as an artistic subject. In spite of the abundance of images we encounter on a daily basis, the painted nude is still able to titillate and shock. Perhaps this has something to do with the medium of paint—the thought of one posing for great lengths of time in various stages of undress—or perhaps it is the fact that nude paintings (more…)
The Visual Arts Alberta Gallery is pleased to host the photographic work of Jean-Rene Leblanc in Gallery A and Patricia Coulter’s mixed media work in Gallery B.
As part of her exhibition, Bits and Pieces, Coulter is inviting the public to consider the personal or societal impact of breast cancer by bringing in a piece of paper with an inspirational quotation, a favourite saying or motto, words of wisdom, or any writing contextualizing experience with this disease. From these contributions, Coulter will create a work of art of which 50% of the sale price will benefit breast cancer research. Please drop off your contributions during regular gallery hours.
Both exhibitions open on Thursday, October 30th and run until Saturday, December 6th, 2014. The Gallery is open from Wed-Fri, 10-4 pm and Sat, 12-4 pm, with closures on holidays and holiday weekends.