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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.

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait interior image

Roy Caussy, Heaven Can Wait, 2020, Mixed media on paper, Collection of the artist

Heaven Can Wait is a series of works by Medicine Hat–based artist Roy Caussy. The vivid, colourful drawings were generated through an intuitive approach, fulfilling subconscious directives, and the results are lighthearted. Inspired by Caussy’s love of colour and pop-culture references, these drawings conjure nostalgia for the mid-1990s. At first glance reminiscent of trendy genre posters, they bring a lightness to our society’s current pandemic heaviness. Caussy visually conveys the bizarre state of our social order, in which absurd and melancholic narratives clash. He explains, “I wanted to move away from any attempt to make these drawings important or serious and instead have the works feel fun, and operate on a visual and emotional level.

Curated by Xanthe Isbister, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (TREX Region 4)

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Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
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Sunday: 11am-5pm

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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.