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Paul Freeman, Cervus Ejectus, 2011. Image: courtesy if the artist
Friday, November 2, 6:30 pm
Art Gallery of Alberta
Free with Gallery Admission
BMO All Day Sundays
Art activities for all ages
Third Sunday of every month, noon-4 pm
Free with Admission
Explore the sculptures of local artist Paul Freeman in this exciting BMO All Day Sunday program. Participate in interactive storytelling activities before creating your own plasticine animal sculptures. Then create holiday inspired projects with your AGA Educators.
Opening reception free for AGA Members!
No RSVP is required. Simply show your AGA Membership card at the door, and feel free to bring a guest.
Paul Freeman’s art practice focuses on the tensions that are emerging in connection to new genetic technologies and what appear to be the blurred boundaries between genders, species and life forms. This exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery features two life-size casts of stags whose antlers seem to have run wild, emerging from their bodies like the branches of a tree. In these works, Freeman uses one of the most traditional sculptural methods, metal casting, and a centuries old theme, the majestic wild animal sculpture, to create works that speak to a future of variation, hybridity and potential mutation.
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.