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July 2015
15/ 10 AGA Members

Jack Bush: A Garden of Colour with Karen Wilkin

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Wednesday, July 29, 7 pm Ledcor Theatre $15/ $10 AGA Members Register now Jack Bush’s radiant abstractions at once share the desiderata of Color Field painting and help define them. For Bush, like such peers as Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski, colour was the carrier of emotion and meaning, but his work is distinguished by its peculiar (in the best sense of the word) animated quality. His idiosyncratic compositions were improvised from a variety of often unlikely stimuli – things…

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Publication as Art Practice: A Workshop with Publication Studio Vancouver

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Wednesday, July 15, 7 pm Saturday, July 18, 11 am $20/ $15 AGA Members (both sessions) Register now Join Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade of Publication Studio Vancouver for a two-part workshop on artists’ books and publishing as an artistic practice. Topics of discussion will include artists’ books, appropriation, fair use, ethical piracy and what it means to remake a publication. Participants are invited to bring a previously published text in the form of a PDF or printed pages that…

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$20/ $15 AGA Members

Publication as Art Practice: A Workshop with Publication Studio Vancouver

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Wednesday, July 15, 7 pm Saturday, July 18, 11 am $20/ $15 AGA Members (both sessions) Register now Join Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade of Publication Studio Vancouver for a two-part workshop on artists’ books and publishing as an artistic practice. Topics of discussion will include artists’ books, appropriation, fair use, ethical piracy and what it means to remake a publication. Participants are invited to bring a previously published text in the form of a PDF or printed pages that…

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Problem Solving with the Unlimited Dream Company

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Wednesday, July 8, 11 am-7 pm Free with Gallery Admission Visit the Unlimited Dream Company for the last chance to have your unresolvable problems turned into custom designs. Paul Segers joins us over Skype from 11am – 3pm to take orders and solve your hardest issues. Max Hurd from Oliver Apt. will be in the workshop all day designing solutions from previous submissions. This is the final opportunity to work with Paul Segers and Oliver Apt. before the exhibition closes.  

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Dentons Canada Day 2015

July 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Celebrate Canada Day 2015 at your AGA with free Gallery admission, thanks to the support of Dentons Canada LLP. Bring the whole family for art activities and a chance to view our exciting exhibitions. Last admission at 4:30 pm. Exact time of last entry may vary based on capacity.

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June 2015

Modernism in Toronto: Or Border and Edge in the ‘Bush Garden’ with Shepherd Steiner

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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This in-gallery lecture and optical attention lab focuses on the problem of line, framing edge and boundary in Jack Bush’s practice. The tension between graphic mark and colour field as well as Bush’s work against the figure/ground relationship will occupy the majority of our lab time. The lecture will focus on how these optical instabilities relate to modernism South of the border, what Northrop Frye calls the ‘garrison mentality’ of Canadian literature, the emergence of an art market in Toronto…

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AGA Members’ Opening Reception

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Join us to celebrate three new exhibitions: Illuminations: Italian Baroque Masterworks in Canadian Collections Douglas Haynes: Toledo Series Wil Murray: On Invasive Species and Infidelity AGA Members, please present your valid AGA Membership card upon arrival. Exhibitions open to the public on June 27. Members’ Opening Reception generously sponsored by John and Susan Hokanson

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Conversation with the Artist – Wil Murray

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Located within exhibition spaces, Conversation with the Artist is an ongoing series that features informal and engaging talks between artists, curators and audience members. Join Wil Murray and curator Kristy Trinier as we discuss the works featured in the RBC New Works exhibition Wil Murray: On Invasive Species and Infidelity.

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Heffel Fine Art Auction House Valuation Day

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Specialists from Heffel Fine Art Auction House will be in Edmonton conducting a free Valuation Day at the Gallery. Please book an appointment directly with Heffel via email at Lisa@Heffel.com or by calling Heffel’s Calgary office at 403.238.6505. Limit of three artworks per person. Please provide as much information regarding the artwork as possible at the time of booking. Wednesday, June 10, 12 – 8pm Manning Hall Free 

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Film: Jack Bush

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Jack Bush 56 minutes | 1979 In an interview he gave before his death, Bush talks about his life, his work, and the development of art in Canada over the past 25 years. Exhibitions of his work are shown, in particular a retrospective at which he and his friend Clement Greenberg, noted New York art critic, talk about his paintings. Wednesday, June 3, 7pm Ledcor Theatre Free with Gallery Admission

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