Calgary Arts Round Up: January 13 – 19
Written by Amy Jo Espetveidt | January 13, 2014
New, Notable and Not-to-be-Missed
Emily Geen’s Between Then and Now opens this week at the Untitled Art Society’s Satellite Gallery.
Photo by Emily Geen courtesy of Untitled Art Society
What a week. There are so many amazing gallery shows opening this week in Calgary, it’s really a challenge to choose.
Take the Esker Foundation for instance.
They have three new exhibitions opening – Cedric Bomford’s Concrete Logic, Peter von Tiesenhausen’s Experience of the Precisely Sublime and Tobias Zelony’s Vele.
Each of the complementary exhibits run January 18 to May 4 with an opening reception this January 17 from 6pm to 10pm. One highlight of the show is Concrete Logic. Cedric Bomford presents a selection of 15 images from his series Prague Air Vents – a study of socialist utopian ideology and urban design. And on Saturday, January 18 join the artist from 3pm to 4pm for a discussion on his work and process, including his unique thinking through building approach.
Check out the Esker Foundation’s website for more complementary programming and details.
Then, over at the AVALANCHE! Institute of Contemporary Art, mark your calendars for their upcoming Tiffany Wollman show, We’re So Thirsty, running January 17 to February 15. They’ll be hosting an opening reception on Friday, January 17 at 8pm and if the installation sneak-peeks are any indication, this is going to be one cool show.
While you’re checking out the AVALANCHE! show in the basement of 343 11 Avenue SW, make sure you head upstairs for a new show at the Untitled Art Society’s Satellite Gallery.
Emily Geen’s Between Then and Now presents a body of mixed media and installation work that considers the fluid exchanges between the act of photographing and the process of time.
Between Then and Now runs January 17 to February 15 with an opening reception on Friday, January 17 at 8pm. Then, come back on Saturday, January 18 for an Artist Talk & Workshop with Emily from 2pm to 5pm. The hands-on workshop will focus on experimentation in paint, collage, and photography. Participants are encouraged to bring a variety of collage materials – photographs, paper, fabric, newspapers, magazines, documents, paint, brushes, scissors, tape, and to wear paint friendly clothes. UAS Artist Workshops are by-donation with a suggested donation of $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
And if you get a chance, make sure you swing by the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts for Nicole Bracey’s FINALE in theUAS +15 Gallery, located in the +15 walkway at the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts (205 8th Ave SE). The exhibition runs until January 31, but there’s a reception planned for Thursday, January 16 at 6pm with celebrations for all the current +15 Gallery programming.
While you’re there, also head downstairs for more window art with part of this year’s This is My City – a not-for-profit multi-disciplinary arts program that combines the artistic expressions of Calgary’s homeless and marginalized citizens. The work presented in the seven Window Galleries were produced as part of a year-round program where artists served as mentors who worked alongside agency staff in homeless shelters, service agencies, public venues and on the streets to provide increased opportunities for homeless and at-risk individuals.
This is My City at the EPCOR CENTRE Window Galleries runs January 13 to March 28 with a reception scheduled for Thursday, February 6 from 5pm to 8pm at Upper Centre Court.
Whew. See? What a week indeed.
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