© Douglas Clark

© Douglas Clark

June 23 - July 5, 2006

Sweet Immortality
Douglas Clark
Curator: Michael Mitchell

For three decades, Clark was Canada’s playful photographer – always bouncing off the walls, exclaiming and bringing life to everything he touched. Sometimes he was a taker of photographs--as seen in his playfully abstract panoramas of Asia and Europe. Sometimes he was a maker of photographs--using razors, tape and foil to meld multiple negatives into a single oddly joyful image. But always, Clark’s photography captured a world that was sensual, delicious, colourful, weird and breath-takingly beautiful.

Steven Dixon, Jon Goodman, Marlene MacCallum & David Morrish
Curated by The Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies

The photogravure process involves exposing metal covered with light-sensitive chemicals to a brightly lit photo-negative. The result creates acid-etched printing plates with grooves which are slowly filled with ink and run through a printing press. The final print enjoys the subtly of photography and the rich tones of etching. Goodman and Morrish approach the art from a photography background, while MacCallum and Dixon come from print-making. 


© Jon Goodman

© Jon Goodman

Graver La Lumiere, Etched by Light
Translator: Jon Goodman
Curated by The Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies

Classic, historical photographs by legends like William Henry Fox Talbot, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Bernice Abbott, and Alfred Stieglitz are translated into photogravures by Jon Goodman.





© Ric Kokotovich

© Ric Kokotovich

Blow Up
Alan Dunning

Play, discover and interact with Dunning’s new media installation. Based upon filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni’s film of the same name, the image reveals more the closer it appears. Your every move draws information from the a projection over a touch-sensitive table – you zoom in and spot missed details, you capture distant snippets of conversation, and an intriguing drama slowly unfolds.

Past Lives
Ric Kokotovich

Life and afterlife. Permanence and transience. These graceful photo-portraits of shriveled plants and flowers resurrect the life that has past and cast their journey from bud to bloom in a new heroic light. Calgary-based Kokotovich has been an artist and filmmaker for over 20 years; his Water Lilies exhibit at last year’s Festival was not only a critical success, but also an audience favourite.

The Works “The Latest Surreality Show– Mind Altering” Featured Artist Exhibits

Kimberly Miller, “Four Eyes,” Stanley A. Milner Public Library, #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Steven Dixon, Jon Goodman, Marlene MacCallum, and David Morrish (curated by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies), “Photogravures,” Stanley A. Milner Public Library.

Phil Jagger, “Tales of the Lisbon[e] Sea,” Red Strap Market, 10305 97 Street.

Les Manning, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 Street.

Alan Dunning, “Blow Up,” Telus Building, 10025 Jasper Avenue.

Hubert Hohn, “Desert Series,” World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Avenue.

Dale Hudjik, curator, “Sharing Our Places National Group Exhibit of Canadian Photography,” Capital’s Restaurant, Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 Street.

Glenn Guilett, “Untitled,” Bank of Montreal, 10199 101 Street.

Darrin Martens, curator, “Prior Editions: 10 Years of Canadian Printmaking,” Manulife Place 10180 101 Street.

Ric Kokotovich, “Past Lives,” Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue.

Graham Burnett, “Lost Contexts,” Edmonton Journal, 10006 101 Street.

Clayton Lowe and Cec Annett, curators, “Push,” Skypark/Concrete, 10047 102 Street.

John McMinn and Marco Polo, (Cambridge Galleries,) “41˚to 66˚: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada,” Revillon Building, 10320 102 Avenue.

Shelley Rothenburger, “One Perfect Shot,” Boardwalk Market, 10320 102 Avenue.

Sandra Vida, “Bower,” Ten Building, 10177 105 Street.

Clint Wilson, “Particle Theory,” Ten Building.

Eleanor Lazare, “My Aunt Molly’s Shoes: A Self Portrait,” Grant MacEwan College, 10700 104 Avenue.

Kelly Fogg, “Context’sic,” Rigoletto’s Café, 10068 108 Street.

Elizabeth Beauchamp, “Debbie & Joe,” Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Nadia Bertrand, “Lost and Found/Horsepower,” Churchill Square.

Gerry Morita and Theresa Dextrase, “Push Pull Fly,” Churchill Square.

Gerry Rasmussen and Roger Garcia, “Just a Cartoon,” Churchill Square.

John Trasher, “Figuration,” Churchill Square.

Alisha Schick and Sarah Collins, coordinators, “Bias Consistent Variable Project,” Churchill Square.

Tim Folkmann, video projections, Churchill Square.

Gerry Morita, “Parking Lot Project,” City Hall.


Featured Community Arts Groups, Post Secondary Institutions, Art OrganizationsWorkshops

Edmonton High School Student Photographers, “Snapshots,” City Hall.

Edmonton Public Schools, “Best of High School Portfolio Award Exhibit,” Kids in the Hall Bistro, City Hall.

Art Gallery of Alberta, Douglas Clark, (Michael Mitchell curator), “Sweet Immortality,” #2 Sir Winston Churchill Square.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, “Graver La Lumiere, Etched by Light,” Stanley A. Milner Public Library.

The Alberta Society of Artists, “Memory and Identity,” Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue.

Canada Day Poster Challenge, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue; Poster Challenge Exhibition Winner, CBC, Edmonton City Centre East, 100 Street and 102 Avenue.

The Alberta Association of Architects, “2006 Prairie Design Awards,” Red Strap Market.

Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Giorgoia Volpe, “Inside Out,” 10309 97 Street.

Graphic Designers of Canada Fellows, “Designing Canada for 50 Years,” Maverick Brewery, 10229 105 Street.

Alberta Craft Council, “Gathering Glass;” “Just for Fun,” 10186 106 Street.

ArtsHab, “ArtsHab Residents Exhibition;” “Resonance and Reverberations,” 1-217 106 Street.

Latitude 53, David Khang, “Bleeding Book;” Tammy Salzl, “Contingencies,” 10248 106 Street.

Grant MacEwan Student and Faculty, “The Memory Project,” Grant MacEwan College, 10700 104 Avenue.

Harcourt House, “Art for Hire: 18th Annual Members Exhibit and Sale,” “Rear View: 14th Annual Naked Exhibition and Sale,” 10215 112 Street.

Visual Arts Alberta, “Diversity III,” 10215 112 Street.

Alberta Professional Photography Association, “Alberta Centennial Project,” Churchill Square.

Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), Churchill Square.

St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary & Junior High School Students, “JuvenART,” Churchill Square.

Sculptor’s Association of Alberta and Ritchie Velthuis, “Convergence,” Churchill Square.

Media Art and Design Exposed in Edmonton (M.A.D.E.) and Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association (IDEA), “Street Furniture Competition,” Churchill Square.

Borealis Electroacoustic Music Society (BEAMS), “BEAMS at The Works 2006,) Red Strap Market 10305 97 Street.

Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta, “Jazz’Art,” Red Strap Market; “A Vision of their Own,” CAVA, 9103 95 Avenue.

Pinhole Camera Workshop, City Hall.

Nina Haggerty Arts Centre, (Curators and Jury: Industrial Designers of Edmonton Association (IDEA)), “THAW Contemporary Furniture Design Exhibition,” 9702 111 Avenue.

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, “Graphex 2006,” Mile Zero Dance at the Landing Pad, #201, 10923 101 Street.

University of Alberta Hospital, curator Neville Clarke, “Limitless Potential: Members of Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour,” McMullen Gallery, 8440 112 Street.

University of Alberta Extension Centre, Wanda Resek, “Simplicity of Form,” Extension Centre Gallery, 8303 112 Street.

Tu Gallery, NAIT Students, “Fine Legs, Great Chests, Hot Seats & Revealing Exposures,” 10718 124 Street.