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 Back  Vignettes | Alberta | November 2013 – January 2014

By Robin Laurence

THE INTELLECTION OF LADY SPIDER HOUSE Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Sep 14-Jan 12 Playing with the theme of a house of horrors, Vancouver-based, internationally renowned artist Geoffrey Farmer invited 11 other artists, including Brian Jungen, Judy Radul and Ron Tran, to collaborate with him in creating an imaginatively spooky and sometimes downright scary series of interwoven art works that occupy the AGA’s entire third floor. “I wanted to make an exhibition that was atmospheric at its core,” Farmer says. Expect encompassing darkness, secret passages, bloody body parts, ghostly apparitions – and references to local history.

MONIKA SOSNOWSKA Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Sep 24-Nov 28 Polish artist Monika Sosnowska is acclaimed for large-scale architectural installations that explore the way the built environment can be invested with political, religious and economic ideologies. On view here is a series of painted steel sculptures that suggest workaday architectural forms such as stairways, stalls and tiered seating. Each, however, is twisted, bent or collapsed – rendered at once both abstract and obsolete. Her references are to a stadium in Warsaw, converted to a huge marketplace after the collapse of communism, but then demolished and replaced with a new stadium in time to co-host the 2012 European Football Championship.

ANGAKKUQ: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Oct 26-Feb 16 This powerful exhibition – subtitled “Spiritual and Mythological Figures in Inuit and Inuvialuit Art” – surveys work by over 50 artists from 22 northern communities across the Canadian Arctic. Produced between 1960 and 2009, the sculptures, prints, drawings, ceramics and textile works demonstrate the persistence of traditional belief systems, especially in depictions of shamanic transformation, supernatural beings and spirit figures. Images of extraordinary transformation predominate in art loaned to the exhibition from a dedicated group of private collectors.

WILLIAM DUMA Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Nov 16-27 This respected senior artist works primarily as a landscape painter, but his sensibilities are also informed by his pastimes as a fly fisherman and jazz musician. The influence of the Group of Seven is also noticeable in Duma’s depictions of the southern Alberta countryside in fall and winter, seasons when he is most entranced with the natural world’s qualities of light, colour and form.

LAUREN WALKER: MILK & HONEY Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Jan 11-Feb 1 This Calgary painter was strongly influenced by fibre arts during her childhood on the Atlantic coast. She draws many of her lively colours, patterns and forms from quilting and other textile traditions, as well as from the natural world. Walker’s recent paintings and collages explore the idea of the bed as a place of “ritual and routine, dreams and nightmares, love and loneliness.” Where we sleep, she says, is a place of both vulnerability and creativity.

The Intellection of Lady Spider House
Lady Spider House

Monika Sosnowska
Monika Sosnowska

Angakkuq: Between Two Worlds
Angakkuq

William Duma
William Duma

Lauren Walker: Milk and Honey
Lauren Walker

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