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Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours/Chris Cran, sincèrement vôtre

Elmer Goes for Popcorn, 1999Courtesy of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta. 

This exhibition will be the most comprehensive examination of the work of influential Alberta artist Chris Cran, surveying his artistic production over the last 40 years. One of the country’s most notable painters of the last few decades, Cran is known for his experimentations with traditional genres of painting: still-life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction, to which he adds his own particular twist. To this day he continues to use this traditional medium to explore, question and critique other forms of representation including photography and printed media. Working in response to and within the terrain of well known artistic movements such as Pop Art, Photo-realism, Op Art and Modernist abstraction, Cran challenges our understanding and experience of each by playfully combining art history with imagery borrowed from popular culture: cartoons, advertising, magazines illustrations and newspapers. In his recent work, Cran utilizes all of the tropes and techniques he has developed over his career, and often combines them in unorthodox ways. By doing so he continues to explore the medium of painting and defy our expectations.


Artist patrons
  • Margo J. Helper and Gregory J. Forrest
  • Carol Ryder
Organized by
  • Art Gallery of Alberta


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


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


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