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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.

Boyd Dymchuk and Aaron Harvey: Wavy Dimension

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This exhibition brings together artworks created by two artists, Aaron Harvey and Boyd Dymchuk, who are members of the Nina Haggerty artist collective. To create this exhibition, they worked both independently and collaboratively. Sometimes Harvey’s drawings and paintings were inspired by Dymchuk’s ceramic sculptures, sometimes Dymchuk’s sculptures were modeled after Harvey’s drawings and some works were made together.

These artists have created the Wavy Dimension as a mythical world with unique creatures. Life in the Wavy Dimension is full of fun of animals. Some of the animals are recognizable but you’ve never seen them quite like this before. Funky trees, cactuses and clouds create an environment that is like an oasis and refuge away from the everyday world. When you come to the Wavy Dimension you will find an alternate dimension filled with waves of joy, love and imagination.

Collaboratively organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. Collaborators: Maddi Dewar, Boyd Dymchuk, Janice Easton, Aaron Harvey, Hilary Mussell, Lindsey Sharman and Shantel Timmerman. 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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Boyd Dymchuk is a ceramic artist from Edmonton, Alberta and member of the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, a collective of artists with developmental and other disabilities. Boyd uses intuitive handbuilding techniques to create figurative and functional pieces. He is best known for his sculptures of animals, which he imbues with distinctive character. Whether he is depicting an exotic animal, a common house pet, or a professional wrestler, Boyd’s sculptures share an eccentric, otherworldly quality. Exaggerated features and unexpected proportions, patterns, and textures are all hallmarks of Boyd’s work. His sculptures have been included in group exhibitions throughout Edmonton and he enjoys sharing his creations with the world. In 2020, he received the Changed Life Award in celebration of the impact that artmaking has had on him outside the studio.

Aaron Harvey is a visual artist who has worked in many mediums including printmaking, needlework, and fused glass. Currently, his focus is on coloured pencil drawing and watercolour and acrylic painting. Across all mediums, he enlivens his work with bright and imaginative colour combinations. His early drawings focused on architecture and patterns, using geometric tools to create straight lines and sharp angles. Over time, his work has evolved to include lyrical linework and playful depictions of animals, people, and landscapes. Aaron enjoys artmaking as a way to feel connected to his late grandmother, who was also an artist. As a member of the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (the Nina), a collective of Edmonton-based artists with developmental and other disabilities, Aaron has contributed to several collaborative projects including a permanent installation at the East Edmonton Health Centre. His work has been exhibited throughout Edmonton in galleries and public spaces. In 2024, Aaron received the Nina’s Artist of the Year Award in recognition of his commitment to his practice and his artistic achievements.

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Friday: 11am-5pm
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Youth 0-17
$Free
Alberta students 18+
$Free
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

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

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary  land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.