Inspired by walking through a forest in dappled light, Canopy is a large-scale temporary installation that is recycled and biodegradable. Reminiscent of a tree hut, Canopy is a space for contemplation, a place of refuge, and an area of rest for the body and especially for the soul.
Site 1: A Circle in a Square - Alma Louise Visscher
Using the very familiar marker of a tall advertising flag, and replacing the flag with imagery referencing a cyanometer, (a method to measure the blueness of the sky), Visscher examines the connection between people and the environment. The installation both defines limits and references notions of vastness and ubiquity.
Site 1: The Edmonton Peace Pole Project - Various Artists
This exhibit shares, through simple phrases and profound imagery, the hopes of young artists for peace. It connects each viewer at a point where all differences are peeled away and unity around our common longing for peace becomes the point.
Site 1: The Best of the Cabinet of Queeriosities - Various Artists
The Best of the Cabinet of Queeriosities is a collection of works from Cabinet Of Queeriosities I-III, as well as The Dick Show. These Lethbridge based exhibitions celebrate LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) history, identity, culture and pride through a diverse range of subject matters and approaches.
Kiley Granberg, Bird of a Feather - Sheller's Jay
Site 1: Essential Convergence - Jan Novotny
Using photographic techniques developed in the mid-19th century, Essential Convergence explores the connection between couples and the creation of a new being. Life-size photograms of two couples before and after the birth of their child highlight the facts and mysteries of how a new being comes to be.
Jan Novotny, LH & JN #1
Site 1: Retreat I & II - Brad Necyk
Originally exhibited at McMullen Gallery in April 2016, Bradley Necyk’s Retreat I & II are installation sculptures meant to replicate safe spaces described to the artist by transplant patients. Necyk was Friends of University Hospitals' first Artist in Residence.
Site 1: Rooms - Melanie Kloetzel, Fergus Dunnet, and company
JULY 1, 2 & 3 at 2 pm
Rooms is a site-based performance installation addressing human adaptation in the face of climate transformation. The artists built a series of portable structures in which they perform a dance theatre work, examining the limits and possibilities of our efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
Heroes of 107th -Kristina de Guzman, KazMega, David Hernández, Baat Cheet
City Room East, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Through comics, photographs and video, Heroes of 107th shares the realities of Edmonton’s 107th Avenue. The avenue has been constantly linked to social problems, but what do people living and working in this community have to say? Can everyday heroes be found?
The Best of Edmonton Public Schools Portfolio Award Show
Kids in the Hall Bistro, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
The talent and diversity of Edmonton Public School Board’s top grade 12 portfolios are presented in a fine Edmonton Bistro. The Works awards three outstanding students for Innovation, Vision, and Design.
Heroes of 107th, Linar's Fire Story
Site 2: That's Not What I See: Narrating Identities - Various Artists, Curated by Yang Lim
City Room West, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Ranging from the highly personal and tangible to more political and abstract contemplations, this exhibit’s representations of identity speak to specific cultural and historical contexts. Through these contexts, they challenge audience assumptions about identities. This exhibit features four artists: Lynne Heller, Jacqueline Salloum, Selma Selman, and Rikke Benborg.
Selma Selman, Screenshot 2
Site 4: Shaw Conference Centre
Lower Level, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
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.
A Retrospective - Susan Owen Kagan
Dream Big Plaza, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Avenue
Sculpture by Invitation presents rotating sculpture exhibits in the plaza on Jasper Avenue and 97th Street. This exhibit features sculptures from local artist, Susan Owen Kagan, marking her 30th year graduating from the Fine Arts program at the U of A.
Pedway Level, Shaw Conference Centre, 9797Jasper Avenue
More than 50 works of student art were selected from over 1,000 submissions from all grade levels. Written accompaniments emphasize the relationship with the ‘student voice’. This is a collaborative effort among Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton Catholic Schools, and the Shaw Conference Centre.
Site 5: Sliver Portraits - Patrick Moore
Box Office Lobby, Francis Winspear Centre for Music, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Photos of an individual are cleared of all colour, printed on paper, cut into slivers, and adhered, layer by layer, onto a board. By deconstructing the individual and re-assembling the larger than life portraits together, this project seeks to connect individuals through new perceptions of ourselves and of others.
Patrick Moore, Grace
Site 6: Core Spectres - Ashley Huot
Milner Gallery, Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
At dusk, in the silence of deep woods and open fields, light retreats from the landscape. We become isolated in a vastness of uncertainty. Our hearts flood and beat with the sense that we have imposed on something and the unknown reemerges in our dreams.
Site 7: 21 KONSTRUKTIONS: A Language of Thought - Brenda Raynard
Main Floor, Manulife Place, 10180 101 Street
We’re inundated by text. Quick text, short text, immediate text. Billboards, emails, tweets. 21 KONSTRUKTIONS are semi-abstract paintings based on an original alphabet. With these illuminated letters, the artist slows viewers down by making them conscious of text and introducing them to an imaginary writing system.
These large scale paintings use dream imagery to speak about the varying influences of the institute of art and the institute of University on the artist. She searches for the balance between realism and abstraction with emphasis on human ethics and responsibility.
Lindsay Kirker, The Institute
Site 9: Enterprise Square
University of Alberta Museums, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
China Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)
China through the lens of John Thomson (1868 - 1872) is a photography exhibition with images by the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837- 1921). Thomson was able to capture customs, occupations, and the day-to-day life of Chinese people, both rich and poor, in the 19th century. All images from the exhibition are from the Wellcome Library in London, UK, and the exhibition was organized by Betty Yao, MBE.
The Mactaggart Art Collection: Beyond the Lens - curator John E. Vollmer
This exhibit provides an opportunity to view exquisite and rare artifacts from the Mactaggart Art Collection, which provides an intimate view of life in 19th century imperial China.
2016 'My Heritage' Biennial Juried Competition & Exhibit of Fibre Art
Extension Centre Gallery, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Showcasing fibre artists from across the globe, the exhibit is comprised of juried entries. The tactile colour and texture represents artists’ innovative interpretations of the theme in different categories, including felting, mixed media, soft sculpture, needlework, and more.
Site 10: Exploration of Balance: Growth and Decay - Jennifer Poburan
Scotia Place, 10060 Jasper Avenue
Natural elements like roots, branches, and bark are sewn into painted layers of colour and texture in large-scale paintings. The physical interplay of these elements explore how visual balance is achieved using the concept of growth and decay.
World Trade Centre Lobby, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, 9990 Jasper Avenue
Using optics, found glass, mirrors, and multiple exposures, Martineau introduces distortions, symmetries, and animism into exhaustive studies of forests and trees. His goal, as he describes it, is to use the unique power of photography to “give us a chance to see nature through a different lens, literally, and understand that it’s got its own thing going on."
Dwayne Martineau, Animism
Site 12: Revive - Larissa Blokhuis
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065 100 Street
Revive explores the strange forms life may take in the future. If we revive our connection to our environment, we can make decisions that honour it. In turn, we can share the joy of discovering newly evolved species. This exhibit features sculptures made principally out of glass.
This exhibition explores the contemporary issues of humanity’s loss of connection with the natural world, environmental destruction, and the divides created by modern industrialization. Mah uses printmaking techniques to tell stories with recognizable and abstract elements, and creates emotional connection points that leave us with a clue to the limits of our culture.
Using his materials to the fullest, Terry P. Daly slices into the dried paint from his palette to assemble new artworks. These technicolour landscapes jump off the wall. This series includes some of his most colourful and glossy patchworked-withpaint pieces.
ACC Feature Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
The incorporation of digital technology into fine craft poses questions of where it is produced, the level of skill required to create it, and the degree that it is handmade. #ABCraft examines how digital technology impacts artists featuring work using technology for communications, marketing, research, image development, prototyping, and production.
Carrying On - Various Artists
ACC Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, 10186 106 Street
This exhibition features bags, pouches, and other cultural containers by Alberta Aboriginal artists. The Alberta Craft Council starts the search for and celebration of craft artists, dancers, and others engaged in the making of traditional, contemporary, or interdisciplinary objects – the carriers and containers of new Aboriginal culture.
Laura O'Connor, Crime Watch
Site 16: Latitude 53
Exuberant Intimacy - Kegan McFadden
Main Space, Latitude 53, 10242 106 Street
In a synthesis of print, text, and installation, Mc- Fadden builds a history through his relationships with six men. These installations document a self-portrait of a lifelong developing queerness and make a case for public recognition over personal secrecy.
Canadian Moving Image + Sound Artists Interpret a Michael Snow Poem from 1957 - Various Artists
ProjEx Room, Latitude 53, 10242 106 Street
Mark Templeton invited Canadian moving-image and sound artists to join him in an exploration of nonlinear pasts, returning to a 1957 poem by Canadian artist Michael Snow. Around John Price's silent film portrait of Snow, the artists use the poem as a jumping-off point for experiments in sound and image, full of cyclical analog degradation capturing the poem’s fleeting moments.
Incubator Series -Various Artists The 2016 edition of this three month project invites dynamic creatives in Edmonton to collaborate and create within a 571 sq. ft. space.
Kegan McFadden, Untitled Belts
Site 17: Redress - Arsan Buffin
Norquest College, 10215 108 Street
Redress is inspired by Jaime Black’s REDress Project, where empty red dresses were installed in public places to mark the absence of murdered and missing indigenous women. Buffin photographed women in red dresses to both bring attention to the issue of missing people and reinsert an indigenous presence.
Arsan Buffin, Redress
Site 18: Giuseppe Albi Open Studio Visit
Giuseppe Albi Studio, #110, 10830 107 Avenue
Art exhibitions are complex undertakings. They take months, and sometimes years, to prepare, and the most recent work is seldom on display. An open studio visit provides an opportunity to see the latest paintings, tour the workspace, and talk with the artist. VISITOR WARNING: Look first then ask questions!
Site 19: Blurred Lines - Keith Walker
Hospitality Suite, Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue
Treating the hand blown glass vessel as a canvas, Walker’s sculptures introduce surface texture and explore colour in unconventional shapes. Blurred lines refers both to the process of mixing two base colours and sometimes creating a third, as well as to the space between art and craft.
Keith Walker, Two Tone Vessell, Cherry and Fuschia
Site 20: Harcourt House Gallery
Cattle Call: An Art Gallery of Alberta Trex exhibition - Various Artists
Visual Arts Alberta, Carfac Project Space, 10215 112 Street, 3rd Floor and Annex
Cattle Call focuses on catle as expressed by artists throughout Alberta. Presenting art works drawn from the AFA collection and investigating a mix of media and artistic styles, the exhibition portrays the cow as a cherished companion and an essential feature of Alberta’s economy and way of life.
Connect the Dots - Various Artists
Main Gallery, Harcourt House Gallery, 10215 112 Street 3rd Floor and Annex
Connect the Dots showcases new works by Harcourt House's membership. Artists were challenged to make connections between their conceptual and formal ideas. This exhibition is the most diverse of the season and is a chance to see what members are making in their studio.
24th Annual Naked Show - Various Artists
Annex Building, Harcourt House Gallery, 10215 112 Street
The 24th annual Naked Show celebrates figurative works made in the Drop In drawing and sculpture classes at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre.
Sandy McClimans, Young Heifer
Site 21: SNAP Gallery
SNAP Gallery, 10123 121 Street
Ashes over Water - Holly de Moissac
Moissac’s work focuses on societal understandings of decay and its expression within the human body. By creating encounters between individuals and physically deconstructed bodies or spaces, she provides viewers with an opportunity to converse with temporal aspects of the human condition.
Mount explores the interconnected nature of our physical and social world through visualizing the social experience in material form. Mount’s abstract ink drawings use intersecting lines and forms void of context as a vehicle for the private yet social experience of this interconnectedness.
Site 22: The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body - Marlena Wyman
Mile Zero Dance, 10816 95 Street
Over the past four years, Wyman has collected objects of memory through public invitation. By commingling the personal objects of many strangers within the intimate form of the human body, a new and curious collective memory has been created.
Marlena Wyman, The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body
Site 23: what Bernice sees - Bernice Caligiuri
Bleeding Heart Art Space, 9132 118th Avenue
Caligiuri’s art presents a fascinating fun-house view of an avenue in transformation and introduces a creative energy and vision that is totally unique. In addition to 2-dimensional visual works and sculptural pieces, a large bookshelf houses 40 photo albums packed with snapshots Caligiuri took of the Alberta Avenue arts revitalization.