InFocus Photography Exhibition
Thursday, February 7, 6-9pm
Curator Talk at 7 PM
Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel Lobby
Parking Validated at Reception Desk
exhibition dates: February 3- march 30, 2019
Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel is excited to partner with award winning photographer, author, and curator Alexis Marie Chute as she hosts the 2019 InFocus Photography Exhibition. This will be the sixth year the exhibition will work to promote innovative and contemporary photography from across the country and the second year it will be held at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel.
This year’s theme is “Connection,” showcasing how we connect to nature, how we connect with each other and how we connect with ourselves. Alexis Marie Chute chose an abstract theme which speaks to all subject matters and styles for an inclusive submission process. The photos range from fine art, portraiture, commercial, journalistic, land & cityscapes, wildlife and anything between.
InFocus is the beginning of a one year Alexis Marie Chute curator residency at Renaissance. Throughout the year the exhibit will change to different hyperlocal exhibits, Student showcases, and global submission exhibits. Renaissance Edmonton Airport hotel is excited to be able to host Alexis as she brings our core values of Independent, Indigenous, and Intriguing right into our Lobby. The exhibits will be viewed by thousands of travelers and locals passing through from the Edmonton International Airport.
About the curator: Alexis Marie Chute grew up as a creator who was told that she has to pick one medium. She refused and it’s turned her into one of Edmonton’s greatest, multi-talented, award winning artists. Between studying at the University of Alberta, Media Design School in Auckland, and attaining a MFA at Lesley University in Cambridge, Alexis has dived into fine arts, curating, filmmaking, photography, writing and advocacy work. To list just a fraction of her accolades, she was named Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, received the John Poole Promotion of the Arts Award (Mayor’s Celebration), 2012 Emerging Canadian Photographer (PhotoLife Magazine) and winner of IndieReader Discovery Awards, Women’s Issues Category for her book Expecting Sunshine.