You’ve heard the saying, “When it rains, it pours.”? Well, it’s pouring in the Calgary Visual Art Scene right now! With the opening of the Exposure Photography Festival and the multiple venues for “Oh Canada”, there is a lot of great art on view right now!
The Exposure Festival is a provincial wide celebration of photography that encompasses all its’ forms. From wildlife and landscape photography to documentary, colour to black and white, traditional and new technology, you can view the wide-range of possibilities of this amazing medium. Our exhibition of new work by Canadian fine art photographer, David Burdeny is a must-see of the festival!
‘Oh Canada’ is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art outside of Canada. Curated by Denise Markonish for MASS MoCA in Massachusetts, the exhibition features 60 Canadian artists from across the country and covers a broad range of artistic practices. We are very lucky to have this landmark exhibition come to Calgary as we are the only venue west of the Atlantic Provinces to host. The show is so large in fact, that it will be shared amongst four galleries in Calgary; The Esker Foundation, The Glenbow Museum, The Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Nickle Arts Museum.
Everything opens Saturday, January 31st so put on your most comfortable (but still stylish) shoes and see as much as you can while you have the chance!
David Burdeny’s exhibition, titled “XS 2011 – 2014” opens on Saturday, January 31st from 2 to 5 pm. The show features his latest series of architectural models from theme parks in China and Japan. Many of the images are composed of up to 60 frames which come together to create incredibly detailed images with vasts depths of field. David will be here on Saturday so come and meet the artist!