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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) (detail), 1992. Oil, enamel, tar, gold leaf on canvas. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, gift of Mr. Joseph Lukacs and Mr. B.J. Seaman. 


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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Amery Calvelli works to advance the public connection with architecture and design. She is a co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Design Talks Institute; co-editor of the online design publication FOLD; and teaches Design History at the University of Calgary’s Continuing Education Program. She hosted the CJSW radio program Space and Place for four years,interviewing international figures in design, architecture and people with stakes in the public realm. She has served on the Boards of the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art and the SFMOMA’s Contemporary Extension and has worked for designers such as Comme des Garçons, Giorgio Armani, and Agnès b.

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. She 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.

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.


Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: closed


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