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May 2015

The Unlimited Dream Company -Towards a New Functionality with Paul Segers and Landon Schedler

May 27 @ 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, May 27, 7 pm Free Paul Segers and Landon Schedler have united their respective skills in the Unlimited Dream Company. They will present the fruit of their labour to the public and talk about design, the object, functionality, practical externalization and working in the Zone.

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$15/ $10 AGA Members

You Don’t Know Jack – Marc Mayer & Sarah Stanners in Conversation

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Jack Bush (1909–1977) is a Canadian artist well known on the international scene for his colourful abstract paintings from the 1950s to the 1970s. The co-curators of the exhibition, Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada and Dr. Sarah Stanners, author of the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné on Jack Bush and chief curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, will discuss the artist’s widely celebrated accomplishments in fine art and how this contrasts with relatively unknown sides of Jack…

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June 2015

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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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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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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