Sanctuary brings together the works of Noemi de Bruijn and Julya Hajnoczky, encouraging visitors to challenge their idealized notion of ‘home’. By drawing on nostalgia felt for lost or absent homes, the show presents ideas of displacement and belonging in the spaces we occupy, as well as our interactions with vast landscapes.
In The Future All at Once, Alberta Artist in Residence Lauren Crazybull uses the tradition of portraiture to reframe and confront representation of Indigenous people. Using acrylic on canvas her portraits find a personal power unique to each sitter, and with this exhibition Crazybull captures the collective power that comes from choosing to be vulnerable in healing the past, and choosing to take control of determining Indigenous Futures.
In “a la carte” Marc Siegner present a series of vignettes in which he pairs a food cart with a location.
McMullen Gallery and the Keiskamma Trust Art Project are partnering up for a new exhibit, known as Imbumba. Appropriately named after a bean seed, Imbumba represents the unending cycle of life, and the concepts of renewal and growth. Included are portraits of people who are the life-blood of the community. Other works depict aspects of growth and life in the village and that of the natural world which sustains and feeds them.
January 5 - February 24, 2019
Opening Reception: January 11, 7-9pm
Albertan artists Edward Bader and Peter Greendale, John Freeman, Megan Morman, and Isabel Porto unite in Those Who Wander to create a reprieve from whatever it is that brings you into the hospital. The artists draw on the viewer’s ability to connect places and things with their imagination. Shown as a group, the artworks create a contemplative space where viewers are encouraged to reflect on how they see and connect to their surroundings.
You are invited to McMullen Gallery’s third annual Show & Sale (December 12-20), just in time for the Holidays. Buy a unique gift for someone (or yourself!) and support local artists and the Friends’ Arts in Healthcare Program.
We know and understand ourselves and others through our faces. We read facial expressions to appreciate the range of human emotions that others are feeling—hesitation, honesty, sadness, excitement, concern, joy, pain, loss, relief. We observe slight articulations on peoples’ faces or something in their eyes to see what they are thinking (even things they are trying to conceal). We also assess facial characteristics to determine aspects of identity, such as age, gender, and culture. And these characteristics develop as we do, from childhood into adulthood, and from middle age into the older years—always retaining the distinguishing facial features we were recognized by as children.
Edmonton Artist Gillian Willans’ paintings of the domestic realm capture her interest in social role-playing and her own struggles to define her belonging. With a focus on creating mood through dramatic use of light and shadow, the private living rooms become a stage in which a range of social interactions have played or could play-out.
Can we find meaningful symbols in our every-day activities and in the spaces in which we reside?
May 5 - June 24, 2018
Opening Reception - Saturday May 5 12-2pm
The two artists in Aura of the Land, photographer Blake Chorley (Calgary) and sound artist Ben Globerman (Ottawa), have exposed their creative practice to the energy of the wilderness; to see, hear and experience its gifts.