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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.

What Lies Beyond

What Lies Beyond interior image

Tomoyo Ihaya, Well #1, 2005, Etching on paper, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

There are many events and feelings one experiences throughout their life that can lead to contemplations of the spiritual. Messages from ancestors, the way the air is charged at a sacred place, gazing up at the stars, when you are in church for prayer or how knowledge passed down from our ancestors can strike a deep chord within ourselves. These humbling moments lead us to ponder life’s mysteries and delve further into life than the material and the immediate.

Selected from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the travelling exhibition What Lies Beyond features a wide variety of mediums, from photography to etchings to paintings. Each work explores a different facet of what it means to be spiritual.

All the world’s religions have made vast contributions to the imagery, materials, titles, and metaphors for God and spirituality. Drawing influence from typical religious iconography, indigenous spirit animals, as well as more abstract interpretations this exhibition encourages the viewer to meditate on what they consider to be spiritual, where their beliefs lie, and what the nature of reality really means.

Cover image: Orest Semchishen, St. Vladimir’s Church, Vegreville, 1974, Silver gelatin on paper, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Curated by Danielle Ribar, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (TREX Region 1)

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Hours

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

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

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

780.422.6223
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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.