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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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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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May 2015
$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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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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April 2015
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Reading Club

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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In the context of the exhibition Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Curator Kristy Trinier will facilitate a reading session on a text relating to the cultural impact of biennials. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided along with a $5 Zinc cocktail special for a stimulating discussion on the text. A link to the reading can be found below. As space is limited, please register to reserve your seat. Location: Zinc Restaurant, Art Gallery of Alberta Readings The New “Depthiness” e-flux Journal #61…

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Art for Lunch

April 16 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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April 16 with Ellen Pyear Pop Show! brings together some of the most infamous artists who blurred the lines between art and advertising, like Andy Warhol, Roy Litchenstein and Richard Hamilton. This Art for Lunch will take a closer look at the intersection between art and advertising, using Pop art as a starting point to think about contemporary trends.  

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March 2015
Free

Conversation with the Artist – DaveandJenn

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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Better known as DaveandJenn, David John Foy, born in Edmonton, Alberta and Jennifer Saleik, born in Velbert, Germany have been working collaboratively since 2004. They studied Fine Art together at MacEwan University and Alberta College of Art + Design. Their joint practice, which includes painting, sculpture and installation, weaves a long view of comparative myth and history together with the more closed off realms of private spectacle and inner landscapes. DaveandJenn were shortlisted for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in…

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Art for Lunch

March 19 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada
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March 19 with FAVA Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a staggering 24-hour-long video composed of thousands of film clips about time, which runs in real-time. Join us as FAVA (Film and Visual Arts Alberta) reveals the process behind the work’s cuts and splices as commonly seen in pop culture phenomena like viral parody videos and mash-ups.

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February 2015
$15/ $8 AGA Members

Curator’s Tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Curator Kristy Trinier will provide a tour of Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The tour will begin with a walk-through of the Art Gallery of Alberta sites featuring artworks from the exhibition, and then include bus transportation to the historic Gibson Block Building and Enterprise Square Galleries where the rest of the exhibition is on view. This tour will highlight several works in the exhibition, providing more details on the artists and their practice, and behind-the-scenes information on…

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December 20142014

Art for Lunch: Reinventing the Home

December 18, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Reinventing the Home Levittown, located on Long Island, was the first large-scale suburb in North America and is considered an archetype for post-war residential areas throughout the continent. In this Art for Lunch we will compare Levittown to our city’s Mill Woods in a conversation that explores and contrasts suburban development. Thursday, December 18 12:10-12:50 pm Ledcor Theatre Foyer Free

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