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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

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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