Current Exhibits at The Works
Get it out of the studio and onto the scene
The Works Public Art Gallery, in partnership with the Shaw Conference Centre, showcases the talent and creative energy of the arts community in Edmonton and its surrounding regions. The first exhibit features the artwork of Edmonton artist Glenn Guillet.
Glenn Guillet works with images that are composites of directional fields, building images where they interact. Guillet believes in creating a small number of carefully realized and accessible artworks. His dedicated studio practice has lasted 42 years and counting.
Location: Lowest level of the Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
This program will see an Edmonton artist exhibit in the new Enterprise Centre facility curated by a youth curator and installed in a six month rotation. At The Works, we believe that placing art in public places allows for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience, learn about, and appreciate visual art.
For more information about the artist or sales contact Amber Rooke at The Works Society:
Phone: 780-426-2122 ext 226
Strange Days by Megan Warkentin
Artist Megan Warkentin uses several painting styles to create Strange Days. Her work looks at “collective anxiety within contemporary culture,” and aims to pique viewers’ imaginations without giving them every piece of the puzzle — ultimately creating anxiety in the viewer too, as they try to figure out the whole story.
Location: The YMCA Community Canvas WORKS initiative is located at Don Wheaton YMCA 10211 102 Avenue - Main floor
Night Moves, curated by Leanne Olson
When the sun leaves the sky, half the Earth faces away from our primary energy source. Our behaviour changes, our perspectives swivel, our fears arise from everything we’ve pushed aside during the day. Night Moves explores what surfaces at night, with our senses dulled and our minds alert.
With natural and forced illumination, artists Ashley Huot, Dwayne Martineau, Hans Cully, Holly Sykora, Laura St. Pierre, Mark Templeton and Sergio Serrano provoke themes of surveillance, mortality and scale.
Visit the unique layout of The Works Gallery at Jackson Power and enter the compartmental rooms that become temporary portals into the repetitive processes of emerging and established artists confronting the night.
Opening Reception: 8PM-11PM, Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Gallery hours: 12PM- 4:30PM, April 29th - May 7th, 2016
* Please note that the gallery is on the second floor and has stair access only
About The Works Gallery at Jackson Power:
The Works Gallery at Jackson Power is a unique venue made possible through a partnership between The Works International Visual Arts Society and Jackson Power Electric. Through this program, the space is used as a gallery twice a year to exhibit contemporary artworks and to promote critical dialogue through writing about visual art. The first exhibit in the program was "Manus," curated by Sean Borchert in the Spring of 2013, followed by "Text Crutch," curated by Robert Harpin in the Fall of 2013. In the spring of 2014, Olivia Chow curated "Gastrosophy," and the following fall Stacey Cann curated "Installation View" and in 2015 Tim Rechner curated "Telepathic Eye and the Aesthetic Voice". Exhibits are organized by the Society as part of their year-round programming. To submit a proposal for this program contact The Works Art & Design Festival's Executive Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: The Works Gallery at Jackson Power, 9754 60 AVE Edmonton, Alberta; Stair Access Only
The exhibit and website explore Edmonton's history in the context of Queen Elizabeth II’s three visits to Edmonton since her Coronation in 1953. The exhibit features images, collectables, and memories of the 1959, 1978, and 2005 royal visits from public archives and contributions by Edmontonians.
The reception launched a website with commentary by Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, Shirley Lowe, and offers visitors the opportunity to contribute to the community archive around these visits, and these times in Edmonton’s development.
Sixty Years is the final component of an ongoing project to work with Edmontonians to activate community memory around the growth of Edmonton and to engage youth in Edmonton’s history during Elizabeth II’s reign as queen. Other aspects of the project have included collection events and an in-school art program.