Engaging in contemporary art and ideas.
Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary, Untitled Art Society supports emerging art through public exhibitions, workshops and educational programming, the provision of production resources, and opportunities for discourse.
Untitled exhibitions showcase early emerging artists as an important aspect of critical engagement in provincial contemporary art.
In the Untitled Contemporary Art Main Space:
Exhibition: September 11th – November 28th, 2015
Reception: Friday, September 11th, 8PM-11PM
Brasília explores how utopic approaches to architecture impact and respond to the human psyche while also catering to seemingly unusual human desires. Through film and sculptural installation, the exhibition draws on conversations and time spent with Calgary arts patron and advocate Gail Anderson at her Mount Royal home, a local example of utopic architectural design that was built in the 1970’s by architect Bill Boucock.
Informed by visits to the Garden House and by Mosher’s friendship with Anderson, Brasília evokes the sensibilities of a place that is evocative yet nostalgic and familiar yet strange, while investigating how bodies connect to, shape, and are shaped by built and organic physical environments.
In the Untitled Contemporary Art +15 Window:
Exhibition: October 8th, 2015 - November 30th, 2015
Reception: Thursday, November 19th, 6pm - 7pm
Feme sole: a woman in an unmarried state, whether never married, widowed, or divorced.
Textiles and texts are related, sharing both origin and vocabulary, processes of repetition enacted in pursuit of communication. The weaving of words parallels the interlacing of threads as each medium works to convey meaning and narrative to its observer. Featuring six large jacquard weavings that pair portraits of nineteenth century criminals with excerpts from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, Jessie Fraser’s Feme Sole functions both as a communicative gesture and as a memorial for three women whose criminal acts remain in the foreground of our collective understandings of their lives. Concerning processes of memory and recollection as well as the relationship between textiles and mortality, Feme Sole weaves fiction with reality, questioning the narratives and perceptions, both real and imagined, of deadly female criminals.
Coming Up at UAS:
Feme Sole opens
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
@ UAS +15 Window
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