Magazin'Art

Art Gallery of Alberta

EDMONTON

The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton is exhibiting David Altmejd: The Vessel until January 29, 2017.

Altmejd is of course the Canadian wonder kid who has taken the international art world by storm as well as representing Canada at the Venice Biennale. As far as this exhibition goes I’m afraid it is a case of be there or be square.

In 2011 Altmejd said this about The Vessel: “What inspired The Vessel was a movement. The movement of something that retracts a little, to gain energy just before throwing itself forward. Like a wave that draws back and swells with water and energy, and is about to crash, or the movement of an arm that is about to throw an object.”

The sculpture is difficult to describe. To begin with it is enclosed in a 20 foot long plexiglass box that contains among other elements hands and noses. It is animate and changes. At times the various elements combine into swans.

Shows To See Before It Is Too Late: Many of us plan to go and see a show only to realize that it has already too late. This Christmas treat yourself to the chance to see some shows which in all probability will never return.

Winter 2017

The Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton is exhibiting David Altmejd: The Vessel until January 29, 2017. Altmejd is of course the Canadian wonder kid who has taken…

EDMONTON

The Art Gallery of Alberta will be running the retrospective, Jack Bush until August 23, 2015. Bush was one of the first Canadian artists to gain an international reputation and following and he exhibited in Toronto, New York and London. Bush, 1909-1977. Bush worked as an commercial artist until 1968 when he devoted himself completely to abstract art becoming one of the better known colour field painters.

In his work he attempted to distill the essence of how things made him feel, the colour and smell of a flower for instance, or a mark in the road. The Edmonton exhibition features more than 50 works that trace Bush’s development form commercial illustrator to large scale abstract art.

Summer 2015

The Art Gallery of Alberta will be running the retrospective, Jack Bush until August 23, 2015. Bush was one of the first Canadian…

EDMONTON

What better place could there be for something modern that the Art Gallery of Alberta which is showing Pop Show Dazzled by the Everyday, March 21, 2015-June 7, 2015. Pop Art which focussed a critical eye on the everyday emerged after the Second World War, which when you think about it is a pure case of cause and effect. The show contains work by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg and British contemporaries, Richard Hamilton, Allen Jones and David Hockney as well as Canadians Joyce Wieland, Greg Curnoe and Michael Snow.

Spring 2015

What better place could there be for something modern that the Art Gallery of Alberta which is showing Pop Show Dazzled by the Everyday…

EDMONTON

Running through until november 4, 2013, at the Art Gallery of Alberta is, Water Into Art: British Watercolours from the V&A, 1750-1950 . The English have always had a special relationship with watercolours and at some points, painting in watercolours was almost a national obsession.

The exhibition consists of 100 works ranging from small sketches to fully executed works and includes all the major British painters from 1750 to 1950. Amongst all the others, are works by William Blake, J.M.W. Turner and William Henry Hunt.

Autumn 2013

Running through until november 4, 2013, at the Art Gallery of Alberta is, Water Into Art: British Watercolours…