Art Gallery of Alberta

Fall into the season with brand new exhibitions at your AGA

Kathleen Munn, Composition (Horses), 1927. Oil on canvas, 51.0 x 60.8 cm. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased with funds donated by the Women’s Society of The Edmonton Art Gallery.

This fall explore the commonalities and intersections of renowned works from Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett in their first joint exhibition. Discover Canada’s first and foremost abstract artists with avant-garde works from the AGA collection. Experience movement and stillness with The Vessel, a Plexiglas sculpture of monumental proportions.

The Edge: The Abstract and the Avant-Garde in Canada
October 7- January 29

Gallery A

A sampling of works from the AGA collection that indicate the trajectory of modern painting in Canada from post-Impressionism through early abstraction, culminating in Canada’s first truly avant-garde group: The Automatistes. This exhibition features examples of paintings, prints and drawings from the mid-20th century by Canadian artists who were on the cutting edge of abstract image-making.

The Edge: The Abstract and the Avant-Garde in Canada is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Laura Ritchie and presented by Enbridge.

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Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett (Every Story Has Two Sides)
September 17, 2016- January 8, 2017

Manning Hall

This new exhibition brings together the work of two renowned contemporary Canadian artists–Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett.  Exploring the common threads through their individual artistic practices, the exhibition demonstrates a shared interest in mining the history of art and their use of assemblage and collage as both modes of production and historical references. The exhibition also shows how each artist interprets and represents the artist and the studio as both creative subjects and sites.

The exhibition will include a large work by each of the artists in Manning Hall and the atrium beginning in late August.

Damian Moppett + Ron Moppett (Every Story Has Two Sides) is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Catherine Crowston and presented by ATB.

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Damian - Red Table

Damian Moppett Red Table, 2013. Oil on canvas Collection of Vancouver Art Gallery.

David Altmejd: The Vessel
October 8 – January 29

Poole GalleryDavid Altmejd, The Vessel, 2011. Plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, and needles National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © David Altmejd. Photo © NGC

David Altmejd’s The Vessel is a monumentally scaled, Plexiglas sculpture that exemplifies movement, transformation and the act of artistic creation. Bringing together a variety of materials in symmetry and harmony, including plaster casts of the artist’s own hands, The Vessel forms a body that is both frozen in space and alive with the energy of a swan in flight.

David Altmejd is an internationally acclaimed Canadian sculptor. Among his many accomplishments, Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was the winner of the 2009 Sobey Art Award.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada as a part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series. Presented by TD Bank Group with support from Artist Patron Marie Gordon.

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David Altmejd, The Vessel, 2011. Plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, and needles National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © David Altmejd. Photo © NGC

David Altmejd,
The Vessel, 2011.
Plexiglas, chain, plaster, wood, thread, wire, acrylic paint, epoxy resin, epoxy clay, acrylic gel, granular medium, quartz, pyrite, assorted minerals, adhesive, wire, pins, and needles
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa © David Altmejd. Photo © NGC