June 22 - July 4, 2007
This body of work began as a photographic record of the waste created at or near abandoned industrial sites in Canada and the United States. In his journeys, Ric Kokotovich, an Alberta artist and filmmaker, saw the decay of man-made environments, and beneath that, an undeniable beauty. He witnessed nature trying to reclaim some of these elements originally created for the “betterment of man.” Through the use of collage, Kokotovich constructs images that simulate both the beauty and the decay. These constructs are symbolic references to the dissonance that exists in these environments.
Glass and Art Association of Canada
Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass
Curators: Tina Oldknow, Norman Faulkner, Carole Pilon
The molecular structure of glass may be random, but Lucent is a solid example of why this ancient medium has earned respect as an art form. This traveling exhibition includes a cross-section of the finest in Canadian Glass. The Glass Art Association of Canada has organized a juried exhibition that includes over 50 artists, showcasing the distinctive and diverse works in Canadian glass.
Artificial life robotic sculpture installation
Autopoiesis is an interactive artificial life series of robotic “arms” that react to their environment and modify their behaviours based on both the presence of the participants in the exhibition and the communication between each separate sculpture. The arms talk with each other through a hardwired network and audible telephone tones, which are a musical language for the group. Rinaldo, an artist, theorist and professor at Ohio State University creates interactive multimedia installations that blur the boundaries between the organic and inorganic. Autopoiesis (meaning “self making”) was commissioned by the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, Finland as part of Outoaly, an Alien Intelligence Exhibition.
Wearable Art-Object and Body
Curator: Dee Fontans
June 24 – July 4
There is glamour with a touch of irony in wearable art garments, a statement which blurs creative boundaries. Inspiration for the works may come from words, nature, architecture and the body. The work may deal with issues of beauty, identity, culture, body image, gender roles and perception. Wearable art stimulates and excites the visual senses through colour and movement, the manipulation of shape and the exaggeration of body.
The Works “13 Days of I Didn’t Know You Could Colour Outside The Lines– Mind Altering”
Featured Artist Exhibits
Kris Wells, Andre Grace, Jill Delarue, Richard Oulet, and Mike Emme, curators, “The Out is In Project,” City Hall, #1 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Leila Armstrong, “Melody Time Ranch,” Stanley A. Milner Library, #7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Sarah Collins, Coordinator, “Bias Consistent Variable Project,” Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave.
Jeff Collins, “One Person, Two Personae: Landscapes and Mindscapes from Alberta,” Capitals Restaurant, Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 Street.
Val Nelson, “Minding the gap,” Manulife Place, 10180 101 Street.
Robert Woodburym “Gutshot,” Edmonton Journal, 10006 101 Street.
Ric Kokotovich, “Reclamations,” Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue.
Shelley Paley and Jake Hardy, “Apples and Oranges,” Sky Park/Concrete, 10047 102 Street.
Gerry Rasussen and Roger Garcia, “Strip it Down,” Rigoletto’s Café, 10068 108 Street.
Gerry Rasmussen, “Caricatures On The Square,” Churchill Square.
Ken Rinaldo, “Autopoiesis,” “Machinic Diatoms,” Churchill Square.
Dee Fontans, curator, “Wearable Art – Object and Body,” Churchill Square.
Eli Nasogaluak, “Inuvaluit Pitkusied: The Way of the Inuvaluit,” Churchill Square.
JoAnna Lange, “Girls! Girls! Girls!” “Blue Plate Special,” Churchill Square.
Ted Kerr, “Extension,” Churchill Square.
Edmund Haakonson, “Alcoa Project II,” Churchill Square.
Featured Community Arts Groups, Post Secondary Institutions, Art Organizations Workshops
Edmonton Public Schools, “Best of High School Porfolio Award Exibit,” Kids in the Hall, City Hall.
Glass Art Association of Canada, “Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass,” Stanley A. Milner Library.
Canada Day Poster Challenge, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue; Poster Challenge Winners, CBC, Edmonton City Centre East, 100 Street and 102 Avenue.
Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP), Blair Brennan, Sacra Privata, 10309 97 Street.
Jeff Holmwood, Glass Happens Studio, “Vetro Grande,” Bank of Montreal, 10199 101 Street.
Glass Happens Studio, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 Street.
Grant MacEwan College Poetry and Photography Students, “Unreal City: Palimpsest,” Alberta College, 10050 MacDonald Drive.
Alberta Craft Council Gallery, “Brew-haha: Fun and Fabulous Teapots and Sets,” “Emerging fine craft artists,” 10186 106 Street.
Artshab Studio Gallery, “Artshab in the Core: artshab residents, alumni, and friends,” 10217 106 Street.
Latitude 53 Gallery, Mindy Yan Miller and Susie Major, “Candy Mountain,” Ania Trzeieski, “Plastic Wrap Series,” 10248 106 Street.
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, “Governor General Awards in Architecture,” MacEwan Room, Grant MacEwan College, 10700 104 Avenue.
Harcourt House, “M19: Annual Member’s Exhibition,” “Stripped: 15th Annual Naked Exhibition,” “The Bicycle Rehabilitation Project,” 10205 112 Street.
Visual Arts Alberta, “Diversity 2007,” 10205 112 Street.
Media Art and Design Exposed in Edmonton (M.A.D.E.), “M.A.D.E. Street Furniture Competition,” Churchill Square.
Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta, “Video Jams,” Churchill Square.
Theatre YES, “365 Days, 365 Plays,” Churchill Square.
Gerry Morita and Theresa Dextrase, “Push Pull Fly,” City Hall.
Edmonton Story Slam, Churchill Square.
University of Alberta, “Aspects of Abstraction,” Fine Art Building (FAB) Gallery, 89 Avenue and 112 Street.
University of Alberta Hospital, “Hat-story,” McMullen Gallery, 8440 112 Street.
University Extension Centre, Lyndal Osbourne, curator, “Manufactured Transformation: a group show of sculptural forms,” 8303 112 Street.
Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta, “Artistic Expression,” 9103 95 Avenue; “Jazz’Art,” SkyPark/Concrete, 10047 102 Street.
Nina Haggerty Arts Centre, “Collage and New Work,” 9702 111 Avenue.
Boreal Electroacoustic Music Society, “BEAMS at the Works 2007,” Sky Part/Concrete.