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 Back  Vignettes | Alberta | February - March 2016

By Robin Laurence

KALEIDOSCOPIC ANIMALIA: AN EXHIBITION DESIGNED AND CURATED BY PAUL HARDY Glenbow, Calgary, Oct 17-May 22 Invited by the Glenbow to curate a show from its permanent collection, fashion designer Paul Hardy has chosen an array of animal-based and animal-inspired art and artifacts. Ranging from fur coats and furniture to trophy heads and feast dishes, the works in the show mix up organizational conventions of history, geography and culture. Hardy asks us to think about how our early dependence on animals for food and clothing has evolved into the excesses of contemporary consumer culture.

MARILEE SALVATOR: SPREAD Alberta Printmakers Gallery, Calgary, Jan 8-Feb 20 American artist Marilee Salvator is noted for creating room-sized installations using layered groupings of multiple cutouts from relief prints on plastic film. In her new work, Salvator draws inspiration from seemingly diverse sources, including historic Indian miniature paintings of gardens and microscopic images of cellular forms. The proliferation of shape and colour seen here is initially beautiful but ultimately disturbing, suggesting both invasive plant species and rapidly reproducing cancer cells.

FIONA ACKERMAN: CHAOS THEORY Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Feb 4-27 This Montreal-born, Vancouver-based artist engages us through her energetic mashups of the abstract and the representational, the organic and the geometric. Fiona Ackerman’s recent works disrupt our reading of the picture plane through abstract illusionism, with forms that advance and recede, overlap and intersect. Through her use of form, colour, line and spatial organization, along with quotes from a number of schools and styles, Ackerman both constructs and deconstructs her captivating paintings.

OMAR BADRIN: FABRICATING IDENTITY The New Gallery, Calgary, Feb 19-Mar 26 Working in the unexpected medium of crocheted fishing twine, interdisciplinary artist Omar Badrin makes unsettling masks that examine cultural identity and the ways in which it is constructed and communicated through visual tropes. The Toronto-based artist, who was born in Malaysia and adopted by a white parent in Newfoundland, creates imaginary portraits whose wide eyes and open mouths reflect his sense of otherness and estrangement from the society in which he was raised.

VIRGINIA MAK: HIDDEN NATURE Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Feb 27-Apr 16 As one of the two photographic artists spotlighted in the exhibition Outside In, Toronto’s Virginia Mak continues to develop her haunting Hidden Nature series. Her large, soft-focus, chromogenic prints usually feature single figures in light-filled landscapes. The dreamy, poetic nature of Mak’s photos conjures up a world of longing and remembrance, reverie and nostalgia. Her works establish an interesting dialogue with Colin Smith’s camera obscura images, shot inside trailers and hotel rooms

Paul Hardy
Paul Hardy

Marilee Salvator
Marilee Salvator

Fiona Ackerman
Fiona Ackerman

Omar Badrin
Omar Badrin

Virginia Mak
Virginia Mak

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