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another Landscape show

Attila Richard Lukacs, Varieties of Love IV, LOVE IN LOSS, Hermit’s life (with a beast of prey), 1992. Oil, enamel, tar, gold leaf on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of Mr. Joseph Lukacs and Mr. B.J. Seaman. 

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another Landscape show redefines the standard collection exhibition through a collaborative curatorial approach. The four newly-appointed curators bring their unique points of view and practice to examine and question the dominance of landscape within the Art Gallery of Alberta’s collection. Adjunct Curator of Design, Amery Calvelli; Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art, Jessie Ray Short; Curator Lindsey Sharman; and Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art, Franchesca Hebert-Spence have selected the works in another Landscape show from the Art Gallery of Alberta’s landscape-laden collection. Utilizing humour, fantasy, and juxtaposition, the curators address questions such as: What is the role of images of the land in the colonization of Canada and North America? What is the difference between land and landscape? What narratives do landscapes advance in our collective memory? When during development does landscape cease and likewise how is landscape recreated on once-settled land? Who is connected to the land and who is a visitor?

another Landscape show simultaneously shifts and critiques landscape’s place in Canadian art and popular discourse.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Amery Calvelli, Franchesca Hebert-Spence, Lindsey Sharman and Jessie Ray Short.

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Franchesca Hebert-Spence headshot

Franchesca Hebert-Spence is a MFA candidate at the University of Winnipeg, in the Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies stream with a BFA in ceramics from Ishkabatens Waasa Gaa Inaabateg, Brandon University Visual and Aboriginal Arts program. Hebert-Spence’s grandmother was from Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba and her research focuses on identity both as an indigenous woman as well as a feminist. Hebert-Spence began her art journey as a maker which has created an empathetic lens within her curatorial praxis. Kinship is a common theme within her projects and those responsibilities direct the engagement she maintains within her community. 

Lindsey V. Sharman is curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta and adjunct professor with the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. Sharman has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria. Earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich. From 2012-2018 she was the first curator of the Founders’ Gallery at the Military Museums in Calgary, an academic appointment through the University of Calgary. Her primary area of research is politically and socially engaged art practice. Curatorial projects of note include Seeing Soldiering: in theatre with those who serve by Althea Thauberger; TRENCH, a durational performance by Adrian Stimson; Felled Trees, an exhibition deconstructing national identity at Canada House, London; Gassed Redux by Adad Hannah; and the nationally touring retrospective The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal Schubert. Sharman has contributed to academic and non-academic publications including Galleries West, n.paradoxa, Blackflash, the Canadian Journal of Military History, and The Writing on the Wall published by the University of Calgary Press.

Jessie Ray Short is an artist, filmmaker and independent curator whose cross disciplinary practice involves memory, visual culture and Métis history. In the past 10 years she has exhibited work nationally and internationally at venues including The Banff Centre for the Arts, M:ST Performative Arts Festival, Calgary AB, and at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival in Wairoa, Aotearoa (NZ). Jessie Ray has been the recipient of several grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. As a curator she has had the opportunity to work on various projects most notably Jade Carpenter: Mourn at City of Calgary Open Spaces Gallery and Mixed Berries: Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett at Gallery 2, Grand Forks, BC. She has worked for the Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, based in Edmonton, AB, and currently works as a program coordinator for TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, AB. Jessie Ray holds an MA degree from Brock University with a focus on contemporary Métis visual culture.

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday: 11 am-8 pm
Friday: 11 am-5 pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

Admission

Every Thursday 5-8 pm - FREE

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$8.50
General admission
$12.50
Seniors 65+
$8.50

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

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