see me, hear me, heal me

June 22 - August 3, 2017
Opening Reception - Wednesday June 28, 7-9pm

Since 2015, artists, researchers and health care providers have been listening to, learning from, and collaborating with people whose lives have been impacted by head and neck cancer.

The artwork and stories from the project are displayed in McMullen Gallery.

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The Lake - Pamela Thurston

Pamela Thurston’s paintings are simple statements about the joy of being still; of simply seeing and being aware of a connection with place. The images speak in mystical tones, not only because of her own sense of wonder in the face of nature, but because of the time in her life when they were created. Viewers are asked to slow down and sense the inner peace that the landscape near the artist’s home provided during a time of stress and loss.

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Connections Made Visible: Visualizing Patient Connections through the work of Nancy Corrigan, Artist on the Wards

November 5 - December 4, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday November 9 12-2pm

This exhibition focuses on the work of the Friends of University Hospitals’ Staff Artist on the Wards, Nancy Corrigan, who has been working with the program since she helped establish it in 1999. TThe murals, sculptures, and individual drawings seen here were completed by patients under Nancy’s guidance – mostly in group scenarios. 

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Allen Ball & Kim Sala: InterCity

September 10-October 30, 2016

The paintings in InterCity record real, imagined, felt, and remembered ideas of the city. Edmonton artists Allen Ball and Kim Sala engage in conversations about contemporary urban life through painting, a medium which, by the act of making marks on a canvas, combines subject matter with physicality.

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Temper Talk - Jes McCoy

July 9 - September 4, 2016

Temper Talk features prints, sculptures and interactive installations from Calgary-based artist Jes McCoy:

“The simple act of communicating can aid in the alleviation of stress and anxiety; hence the saying, “a weight has been lifted” when someone tells the truth or shares their feelings. I believe however, that sometimes it is not that simple to just speak up.

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Eyes On the SUBLIME - Daniel Bagan

May 7 - July 3, 2016

Daniel Bagan’s artistic philosophy is to create art from what you know. Images of landscapes, especially these which are from sites in the central Alberta Region, hold a certain familiarity in them because they mirror our own experiences of once being in similar places. The artist creates his work en plein air (on location outdoors), which means that his feelings as an artist about the surroundings at the time are a part of every image. In Bagan’s experience, he picked up on the immensity and mystery in landscape, which lead to the title eyes on the sublime.

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Retreat - Bradley Necyk: Friends of University Hospitals' Artist in Residence

April 4 - May 1, 2016

Last year McMullen Gallery exhibited Of Other Spaces, a show of Bradley Necyk’s work that related to ideas of transplantation and donation at the beginning of a yearlong artist residency. While that show was from an outside perspective in, Retreat is more sensitive to the specific environment of the hospital because many patient stories are directly involved in the conception of these pieces.

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