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COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1 PAST EXHIBITIONS

HUMAN NATURE

Oct 9 - Dec 18, 2015
curated by Corinna Ghaznavi

Produced by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

Artists: Panya Clark Espinal, John Dickson, Soheila Esfahani, FASTWÜRMS, Martin Golland, Sherri Hay, Kelly Jazvac, Gareth Lichty, Lisa Myers, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Su Rynard, TH&B

CURATOR’S TALK/TOUR: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 7:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 8:00PM 

//several Artists will be in attendance//

 

We live in a world indelibly marked by human presence. We have inherited the consequences of industrialization, capitalism, colonization and globalization. The excess material prosperity of the ‘first world’ now threatens the very survival of habitats and ecosystems, and human and non-human animals. Human Nature reflects on, critiques and explores our collective past and our fragile present, while pointing to alternative ways of envisioning the future. 

 


AMALIE ATKINS: WE LIVE ON THE EDGE OF A DISASTER AND IMAGINE WE ARE IN A MUSICAL

May 22 - Aug 1, 2015
Curated by Kent Archer

Performance: Friday, July 24 at 7:00pm, Covocation Hall, U of S.

Cake and refreshments to follow at the Kenderdine Art Gallery 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Set against the luminous landscapes of southern and central Saskatchewan, Atkins' multi-layered narratives present bittersweet sagas of grief, joy and transformation that linger in the memory like half-remembered fairy tales.  Characters in the guise of wolves, bears, crows or other creatures populate her imaginative worlds and engage with human protagonists, enacting scenarios that are both everyday and otherworldly.  With we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical, Atkins introduces an all female cast of characters which includes, among others, two-headed sisters, braid harvesters, and a troupe of roller-skating Valkyries.  With a background in textiles from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Atkins' films have an immediate tactile appeal, which is manifest in the handmade fabric costumes and props, as well as in the felt pavilions which she has created to house her projections.

A Saskatoon artist with a growing reputation for her films and video installations, Atkins' cinematic gifts have been recognized recently in national and international survey exhibitions.  This exhibition will highlight the expansion of her practice into installation by featuring pavilions housing her two most widely seen works, Three Minute Miracle (2008) and Scenes from a Secret World (2009), along with projection-installations based on a major new film: we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical.

Amalie Atkins earned a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2001 and has shown her work in exhibitions nationally and internationally, including: Oh, Canada, a landmark survey of Canadian art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, Mass. 2012); Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape at the Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto, 2012); and Mind the Gap! at the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, 2010).  In 2013, she participated in an artist residency at Open Space in Victoria, BC, where she worked on elements of the current exhibition.  Amalie Atkins lives and works in Saskatoon.

There will be an exhibition publication available, co-produced by the the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Open Space and the College Art Galleries.


 


IN THE MAKING

Jan 30 - Apr 11, 2015
Curated by Diana Sherlock


 

Opens: January 30th, 2015

Curator's Talk/Tour at 8:00 pm, Public Reception to follow


Organized by The Alberta College of Art + Design

 

Artists: Ward Bastian, Jolie Bird, Nicole Burisch, Hyang Cho, Dean Drever, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Stephen Holman, Robin Lambert, Wednesday Lupypciw, Brendan McGillicuddy, Tyler Rock, Jenna Stanton, and Pavitra Wickramasinghe


In the making, a group exhibition of Alberta College of Art + Design alumni, investigates conceptual intersections between contemporary craft and emerging digital media. The works span a diverse range of disciplines—photography, performance, video and sound installation, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and glass—and reflect the ongoing influence of technology on ways of making and ways of thinking about the contemporary context.


In its title, In the Making alludes to the ongoing process of invention in both handwork and emerging technologies. The exhibition aims to highlight a diverse range of related research and practice produced recently by artists who are interested in inventing new ways to think about the world through processes of making, regardless of discipline. Perhaps more than ever, interdisciplinary and post-studio art production has lead contemporary artists to demonstrate that making is thinking, and together they not only reflect, but affect the direction of society.