Art Gallery of Alberta

CATHERINE BURGESS: Absence | Presence
July 14-October 14, 2012


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Catherine Burgess, Gone. Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist

Catherine Burgess, Compass. Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist



This exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery will feature seven new sculptural works by Edmonton artist Catherine Burgess. Burgess is well known for her quiet, contemplative works that are based on arrangement of found objects, geometric forms and simplified shapes. They are interplays of materiality: stone, metal and found objects, as well as studies of solids and voids. In Burgess’ work disparate parts – such as a hollow steel cube or a split sphere of granite – are unified into a compelling and enigmatic whole.

Watch Alberta Primetime’s feature on Catherine Burgess’ work and this exhibition >

Supported by Artist Patrons Maggie and John Mitchell 

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.