Art Gallery of Alberta

Jill Stanton: Strange Dream
March 5-December 31, 2014


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Jill Stanton, Strange Dream, poster detail, 2014. Photo courtesy of Jill Stanton.



Known for her colourful and dynamic comic book illustrations, Edmonton-based artist Jill Stanton’s complex compositions explore narratives that reference dream imagery, hallucinations and alternate states of consciousness.

Referencing street art and DIY poster art practices and processes, Stanton’s large-scale mural includes hand-painted illustrations pasted together across all three walls of Manning Hall. The result is a dense, immersive and dreamlike forest vista. This strange and evocative landscape draws viewers into the space, inspiring questions of how we look at our environment and how our environment can affect one’s subconscious.

Initiated in the fall of 2011, the Manning Hall commission series provides a unique opportunity for the AGA to support the creation and exhibition of new, site-specific works by Alberta artists.

Please note: This exhibition is free to view. Manning Hall is one of the AGA’s rental spaces. Due to booked events, the artwork on display in this space may at times be unavailable for viewing. Please call ahead to confirm this exhibition is open to the public.

Related programming:

Conversation with the Artist: Jill Stanton | Weds, March 5, 7 pm | More information >