Category Archives: VAAA Gallery

Alberta Collects – Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton, AB

Alberta Collects at the Visual Arts Alberta GalleryAn inside look at the Alberta art scene! Some of our best Alberta art and the fascinating stories of how the art work is acquired…

December 3, 2015 to February 27, 2016 with Opening Reception Thursday, December 3 from 7 to 9:30pm.

Visual Arts Alberta Gallery B,  3rd Floor, 10215 112 St. Edmonton, AB

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 10AM – 4pm and Saturday 12 – 4pm
Closed December 20, 2015 to January 5, 2016 and February 13, 2016.

Andriashek / Kleinsasser In Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton AB

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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.

Reception: Thursday, June 18 from 7 to 9:30pm

Catton / Douglas In Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton AB

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 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

 

Review of Violet Owen: Modern Woman

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Image: Violet Owen, “Nude in a Chinese Smock”

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…)