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Alma Louise Visscher: Cathedral Cumulus

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Alma Louise Visscher, based in Edmonton, explores the surfaces mediated between the body and soft architectures through her artistic practice, primarily focused on installation and public performances.

Inspired by ephemeral structures that evoke the sublime, Visscher hand-constructs elaborate textile installations referencing synthetic cloud forms, Gothic architecture and other natural structures. During performances, the artist asserts her body in relation to the built forms, questioning gender roles in the traditional construction of wearable versus built environments, and the rituals of how the body responds to soft and permanent shelters and natural elements.

Visscher will create an immersive installation that will continue her exploration of isolation within the contemporary landscape, focusing on the following themes: the body, transformation, and surface.

Born in British Columbia, Visscher completed her Masters degree in Drawing and Intermedia at the University of Alberta.

Curators
Kristy Trinier

Kristy Trinier is the former Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Previously, as the Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Trinier curated Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, as well as exhibitions at the AGA and Enterprise Square Galleries. Her previous roles include Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, related exhibitions and public art programs and Grant Writer at Banff Centre. Trinier has written for Canadian Art, Momus and other arts publications. She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands.

Sponsors
Organized by
  • Art Gallery of Alberta

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

780.425.5379
info@youraga.ca

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