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 Back  Vignettes | Alberta | Nov/Dec/Jan 2016-17

By Robin Laurence

CEDRIC AND JIM BOMFORD: THE TRAVELLER Esker Foundation, Calgary, Sep 17-Dec 18 Vancouver artist Cedric Bomford, in collaboration with his engineer father Jim, fills the gallery with an interactive installation that addresses the kinds of mechanical structures once built to accomplish specific infrastructure tasks. The work specifically alludes to the politics, economics and colonial legacy behind the tunnels, buildings and mechanical components of a Cold War-era rocket test site in Churchill, Manitoba. Here, thinking manifests itself through making.

JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Oct 1-Nov 20 Internationally renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller restage two of their acclaimed audio-visual installations. Opera for a Small Room is based on a collection of opera recordings found in a small-town second-hand store. Old record players and antique loud speakers emit haunting sounds, songs, arias and pop tunes. In the prize-winning installation, The Muriel Lake Incident, cinematic, architectural and aural components immerse the audience in an eerie movie-theatre experience.

MISE EN SCENE Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, Oct 8-Dec 24 Mise en scène is a French term that refers to the visual and design aspects of a theatre set or film production. Three ceramic artists, Triniruth Bautista, E.M. Alysse Bowd and Anne Drew Potter, make works that employ light, colour, form and architectural elements to establish the sense of just such a theatrical or cinematic scene. Each, too, employs elements that reflect her cultural and geographical background.

JO-ANNE BALCAEN: THE ARTIST SHOULD HAVE VALUE The New Gallery, Calgary, Nov 4-Dec 17 Montreal artist Jo-Anne Balcaen works across a range of media including installation, sculpture, photography, video and text. In this exhibition, she questions the nature of the creative process, the supposed “aura” surrounding the objects artists produce, the art-world machinations that occur behind the scenes, and the definitions of “success” and “failure” within the context of a career in the arts.

HANNAH DOERKSON: A STORY WE TELL OURSELVES ABOUT OURSELVES Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Dec 3-Feb 20 This mixed-media installation by Calgary artist Hannah Doerkson brings together found and hand-made elements to evoke abandoned public spaces. Elements include faux-marble statuary, oversized arrangements of fake flowers and an endlessly looping naïve film. The work is populated by “ghosts and time travellers, angels and aliens,” and its mood swings from mythical to conspiratorial and from transcendent to neurotic.

Cedric and Jim Bomford
Cedric and Jim Bomford

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

E.M. Alysse Bowd
E.M. Alysse Bowd

Jo-Anne Balcaen
Jo-Anne Balcaen

Hannah Doerkson
Hannah Doerkson

 Mon, Nov 7, 2016