By Robin Laurence
ANDA KUBIS: LONTANO
Newzones, Calgary. Nov 26, 2020 – Jan 9, 2021
Employing bands of luminous colour, abstractionist Anda Kubis evokes an extended stay in Italy last fall, before her return to Calgary and immersion in a flattened and constricted way of life dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kubis uses her paintings to reclaim sensory memories of light and atmospheric effects witnessed in Florence, Venice, Modena and Rome. As well, her works recall the prolonged contemplation of Renaissance art and architecture.
FIGURE LIKE HEARSE: ANNE LOW
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge. Dec 5, 2020 – Feb 14, 2021
From weaving to woodworking to furniture-making, Anne Low investigates the ways in which meanings are embedded within – or detached from – domestic and decorative objects. In her SAAG installation, Low has created works that occupy any number of “in-between states.” A handmade crate in which an artwork is shipped to the gallery may become a platform for that object’s display, while packing materials such as hay and fabric salvage take their own place within the context of the exhibition.