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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski: all roses sleep (inviolate light)

Video still, all roses sleep (inviolate light), 2022. Alana Bartol and Bryce Krynski. HD, ultraviolet video, 14:02. Courtesy of the artists. 

all roses sleep (inviolate light) includes an olfactory video that blends how bees and humans experience and use the land around us. Shot using ultraviolet video, visitors are invited to see the prairie landscape from a bee’s point of view and a scratch and sniff card expands on the pleasant and pungent experience of pumpjacks, grazing cattle, prairie grasses and wildflowers. As the solitary bee searches and dreams of a rose, the work is meant to conjure questions about our shared future. 

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. The RBC New Works Gallery features new artworks by Alberta artists and continues the Art Gallery of Alberta’s tradition of supporting and promoting Alberta artists.  

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Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore divination as a way of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Through collaborative and individual works, she creates relationships between the personal sphere and the landscape, particular to this time of ecological crisis.  

Bartol's work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals across Canada and worldwide. In 2019 and 2021, she was long listed for Canada's Sobey Art Award. Of Scottish, German, English, French, Irish, and Danish ancestry, Bartol is a white settler Canadian currently living as an uninvited guest in Mohkínstsis (Calgary, AB) in Treaty 7 Territory where she is a sessional instructor at Alberta University of the Arts.  

Born in Winnipeg MB, to parents of Mennonite and Polish descent, Bryce Krynski currently lives and works in Mohkínstsis (Calgary, AB) in Treaty 7 territory. 

At first studying to become a chef, then changing course to journalism, Bryce found his way to photography as medium of expression and spent 10 years making images for national magazines and news outlets. The experience of producing images for assignment work led him to focus on what was happening behind the story, specifically what was excluded from the frame. A love of discarded scenes and overlooked materials are interwoven with themes of humour and being able to laugh in the face of personal misfortune. 

Bryce’s work makes use of photography, video, new/archival/found images, digital manipulation, historical food narratives, found objects, and a desire to see in new ways, with a goal of establishing new stories out of this process. Bryce’s work has been published and shown internationally and is part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Bow Valley College collections. 

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.