Art Gallery of Alberta

Conversation with the Artist

Friday, July 13
Art Gallery of Alberta
Free with Admission

Located within exhibition spaces, Conversation with the Artist features informal and engaging talks between the artist, curator and audience.

6 pm Mark Clintberg
7 pm Catherine Burgess
Party on the Terrace to follow

MARK CLINTBERG: Behind this lies my true desire for you

Photo Credit: Jim Verburg

Initiated in the fall of 2011, the Manning Hall commission series is a new, ongoing project that provides unique opportunities for the AGA to support the creation and exhibition of new, site-specific works by Alberta artists. The second project in this series, MARK CLINTBERG: Behind this lies my true desire for you, will open to the public on Saturday, July 14.

Mark Clintberg is an Edmonton-born and Montreal-based artist, art historian, and curator. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University, where he is also a part-time faculty member. He earned his M.A. at Concordia University (2008), and his B.F.A. from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2001), and has completed coursework and research at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (2000) and the University of Oxford (2011) respectively. Public and private collections across Canada and in the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada, have acquired his work.

CATHERINE BURGESS: Absence | Presence

Catherine Burgess is an Alberta born, Edmonton based artist who has been working and exhibiting her sculpture for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1975. She has maintained a sculpture studio in Edmonton ever since, mounted over 25 solo exhibitions and shown in over 60 group exhibitions in Canada, the US and England. She has completed four large scale public sculpture commissions, two of which are in downtown Edmonton: The Big Rock, 1995 (in collaboration with sculptor Sandra Bromley) and Return, 2001. She makes up one-third of the artist group Tricycle that has completed several large-scale public sculpture installations in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Her work is represented in over 25 public collections across Canada.

The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists. Initiated in 1998 and named the RBC New Works Gallery in 2008, this gallery space continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting Alberta artists. Next up for the RBC New Works Gallery is CATHERINE BURGESS: Absence | Presence opening Saturday, July 14.


Party on the Terrace

Following Mark Clintberg and Catherine Burgess’ talks, we invite you to join us for a casual evening on the City of Edmonton Terrace. Feel free to mingle with the artists, as well as enjoy great food and local music.