2011

 

 

 

 

 firmamentum
Red Deer City councillor, business owner and artist Paul Harris exhibited his contemplative paintings.  This collection of new work, capturing the constantly changing Alberta skies, was  in the gallery from November 23 – December 28, 2011. 

The 8th Annual Fundraiser ran from November 4 to November 12.  This year’s theme was art is dangerous.
 
 
 
homesickness, harmony, and the poetics of hope
This show was an installation by Red Deer artist, Robin Lambert. Robin, who is currently a faculty member in Red Deer College’s Visual Art department, is an Alberta College of Art and Design BFA graduate and received his MFA from the University of Regina. He describes his practice as “a multidisciplinary investigation into the need to connect and to belong and to be a part of something.” He says, “I challenge the traditional relationships between the artist and audience as well as the audience and art.”
This exhibit ran September 19 to October 21, 2011.
 
 
 
“soul sisters: a journey to the hearth”
A joint installation by Grande Prairie artist, Sabine Schneider, and Red Deer’s Glynis
Wilson Boultbee.
“Soul Sisters” documents the unfolding of a relationship over a 2 ½
year period. In February, 2009 when they first met at a course in Edmonton, the
artists were sure they would become friends. Within months, they had decided to
meet regularly to explore the experience of soul sisters. Through a variety of
media, they tracked the development and deepening of their friendship from the
moment of initial recognition. The result is a fascinating installation that
contains both art and artifacts from their journey.
“Soul Sisters” ran August 10 to September 10, 2011.
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the jumpers
The Jumpers, a series of paintings and drawings by Red Deer artist, Erin Boake, a graduate of Red Deer College’s Visual Art program and an Alberta College of Art and Design BFA graduate.  This series is an ongoing evolution of figures contorting in space. The pieces are studies in movement within an anonymous space; void of context beyond action and expression. The Jumpers was in the gallery from June 27 – July 29, 2011.
 
 
 
our fathers
In this installation/group show, thirteen sons and daughters using 2D and 3D art work, asked the viewer to contemplate how we see our fathers.  Our Fathers ran from May 16 until Fathers’ Day, June 19, 2011.
 
 
 
unconventional comforts
A mixture of sculptural and functional ceramic work by Canmore artist, Julia Schumacher, a graduate of Red Deer College’s Visual Art program and an Alberta College of Art and Design BFA graduate was in the gallery from April 4 til May 9. Julia uses a variety of hand building, wheel throwing, mold making and slip casting in order to construct her pieces.
 
 
 
realistic beginning
Paintings by Drumheller artist, Leila Bjerland were in the gallery from February 21 until March 25, 2011. Leila is drawn to cubism and abstract art, with the paint “dancing on the canvas to its own rhythm and stroke, with a mind of its own.”
 
 
 
readings | myth dream meaning
Bookworks by Red Deer artist Susan Delaney was in the gallery from January 10 to February 11, 2011. Susan’s paintings, sculptural pieces, and altered books explore and celebrate the medieval Book of Hours which contained prayers appointed to be said at specified hours of the day. These early works were richly illustrated, as were Susan’s bookworks.