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 Back  Vignettes | Alberta | February – March 2014

By Robin Laurence

FELIX KALMENSON: HLS-F71 The New Gallery, Calgary, Jan 10-Feb 22 Toronto artist Felix Kalmenson draws on his experience as a child in Israel during the Gulf War and on media reports of the current civil war in Syria to reflect on the conditions and consequences of armed conflict. His mixed-media installation surrounds the audience with loudspeakers that blast the sound of HLS-F71 air raid sirens triggered by tweets from a pro-rebel group. This work investigates the nature of wartime trauma and how new communication methods have reshaped the way conflict is reported and interpreted.

PAYCE Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Jan 11-Mar 29 This 18-year survey of Greg Payce’s extraordinary ceramic art celebrates his 2013 Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Fine Craft. Although hand-thrown porcelain vessels are the foundation of his practice, the Calgary-based artist has expanded their possibilities by creating complex pagoda-like forms, as well as experimenting with painting, video and lenticular photographs. By clustering his ceramic objects or projecting imagery in or around them, Payce plays with the illusion of depth, movement, figuration and the potential inherent in negative space.

PETER VON TIESENHAUSEN Esker Foundation, Calgary, Jan 18-May 4 The title of this exhibition, Experience of the Precisely Sublime, is a quote from minimalist artist Donald Judd in reference to the setting he created for art in Marfa, Texas. However, instead of investigating a harmonious meeting of art, architecture and natural environment, Alberta sculptor Peter von Tiesenhausen now turns his attention to the ugly end of overconsumption and waste. His new works employ discarded and sometimes toxic materials that bring their own conflicted histories to their creative repurposing.

WE CAN’T COMPETE University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Jan 23-Mar 7 Collaborating artists Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue run the Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) from their backyard in Toronto as a gathering place for “a hybrid community of queer folks, locals, feminists, neighbours and thinkers.” This group exhibition includes new works by Mitchell, Logue and more than a dozen other artists. Works range from performance videos to painted broomsticks and crocheted banners, exhibited in defiance of entrenched systems of power and patronage.

TONI HAFKENSHEID: RELICS OF THE FUTURE Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Feb 8-Mar 1 While growing up in the Netherlands, photographer Toni Hafkensheid saw the United States as “a place where the future happens.” In this series of colour photos, he focuses his camera on 1950s and ’60s buildings, bridges and monuments that capture the post-war American sense of optimism and the space-race mood of exploration. With almost surreal clarity and a brilliant, postcard palette, Hafkenshied’s photographs conflate the historical with the contemporary, expressing nostalgia for a future that never happened.

Felix Kalmenson: HLS-F71
Felix Kalmenson

Greg Payce
Greg Payce

Peter Von Tiesenhausen
Peter Von Tiesenhausen

We Can't Compete
We Can't Compete

Toni Hafkenscheid
Toni Hafkenscheid

 Fri, Feb 7, 2014