The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional 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.
Jim Davies explores the balance of light and dark in a series of emotive landscapes from areas around Alberta. His work is meant to encompass both narrative and en plein air representation of natural and invented environments. Davies’ expressive technique creates a lively narrative that places the Prairies in a mysterious and intriguing context. He has been painting and drawing for 35 years, developing his practice and style since graduating from the University of Alberta with his Masters of Visual Art in 1979. Davies is represented in public and private collections and has shown extensively throughout Canada.
Nancy has always been captivated and respectful of the abundance of nature’s subject matter. Over the years she has explored the wealth of scenic opportunities, from mountain vistas, foothills, quiet pools and dramatic gardens. In her representational work she explores this theme through patterns and shapes of colour, intermingled with line and gestural qualities. She has carried this presentation on when producing her new works ,which are garden oriented and more abstract.
Peter Deacon is a well-known Canadian artist and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His work is represented in dozens of major public and corporate collections and numerous private collections. Peter has served as a faculty member at the University of Calgary in the Department of Art since 1975. The recipient of many honors, including the prestigious Prix De Rome, he was also, in 2004, a recipient of the Alan Blizzard Award, presented in Ottawa for cross-disciplinary innovations in higher education.
Steven Dixon earned his MFA from Arizona State University and has worked in the Printmaking Division at the University of Alberta since 1986, where he specializes in intaglio and relief printing techniques and photographic processes. He has won numerous awards for his work and exhibited internationally, including several recent important shows in Asia: Four Artists Expanding the Boundaries at the Canadian Embassy Gallery in Tokyo; Formative Impressions, KCPA International Printmaking Exhibition 2014: Eight Pacific Nations, Jincheong Printmaking Museum and Seoul Museum of Art; and Tokyo Prints 2012, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Deserted industrial architecture and its surroundings has been a constant inspiration for his work. Steven explores landscapes in transition and reflects on the process of decay.
Gerry Dotto is a visual artist based in Sherwood Park, AB. His work explores our interaction with everyday forms of visual communication and how people relate to their urban environment. He’s been a practicing artist for over 30 years and works in a variety of techniques including photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage using recycled materials, aluminum based work and sculpture.
Kari Duke is a self-taught artist, living in Edmonton, in a small community near the University of Alberta, surrounded by urban alleys that tend to re ect an untouched and overgrown environment. Known for her idyllic representations of residential alleyways, Kari Duke spent two summers painting in Norway with Jon Lindheim, concentrating on portraiture and scenery. She also spent three years studying painting with artist Chris Crosgrey in Hope, B.C., as well as three consecutive summers at the White Rock Summer School of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited regularly across Alberta and is widely collected, and is included in the Lois Hole Robbins Pavilion, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation and the Mazankowski Heart Institute collections. Duke is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and
an Associate member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists.
William Duma was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1936. He received an “Honors Diploma” in 1962 from the Alberta College of Art. After graduating he traveled and studied for a year in Europe. He is a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1995. Duma is known as a landscape painter, much of his subject matter is Alberta landscapes. He has also painted scenes of he Yukon, Newfoundland, Ontario and the American Southwest.
Lorenzo Dupuis lives and works in Saskatchewan. His work has been recognized by three separate awards from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and reviewed in both French and English publications. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has had over 20 solo exhibitions in both public and commercial galleries across Canada. His works are included in many private, corporate and public collections. Interviews with Lorenzo have been featured on CBC Radio’s “The Creators” and “The Arts Tonight”.