Art Gallery of Alberta

Upcoming exhibition transforms AGA space into teen bedroom

Elaborate installation built on-site in gallery devoted to Alberta artists

July 26, 2010

EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) will be unveiling Jonathan Kaiser: Celestial Bodies in the RBC New Works Gallery from August 14 to October 11, 2010. In this exhibition, Kaiser creates an intricate installation based on his childhood bedroom using found and obsessively crafted objects and drawings. Since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2005, Jonathan Kaiser has exhibited his work both locally and internationally.

The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by established and emerging Alberta artists. Initiated in 1998 and named the RBC New Works Gallery in 2008, this gallery space continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s commitment to exhibiting the work of Alberta artists.

More information about the exhibition can be found at youraga.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Alison Bulloch, Media Relations & Communications Coordinator
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Oksana Gowin, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
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ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc resto lounge; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.