Alex Janvier, Untitled, 1986

Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master

June 16 - September 9, 2018
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada

This major retrospective, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, celebrates Alex Janvier’s lifetime of creativity, knowledge and perspective, gained through his love of the land, art and Dene culture. The exhibition features more than 100 remarkable paintings and drawings, including well-known masterpieces as well as works that have never been on public display.

Alex Janvier, Untitled, 1986, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (42867) © Alex Janvier. Photo: NGC

Gwenessa Lam, What Magic, 2017-18, photo-etching with chine colle, Courtesy of the Artist. Photograph by Blaine Campbell

One New Work
Gwenessa Lam: What Magic

June 16 – September 9, 2018
Curated by Nancy Tousley
Organized by Glenbow

Using an image of a house fire found online on multiple websites as a starting point, Calgary artist Gwenessa Lam examines how meaning is made, lost and changed by the repetition and circulation of images on the web, and how the line between perceived and constructed reality is continually blurred.

Gwenessa Lam, What Magic, 2017-18, photo-etching with chine colle, Courtesy of the Artist. Photograph by Blaine Campbell.

Recent Acquisitions 2017

June 30 – December 9, 2018
Organized by Glenbow

For over 50 years, Glenbow has collected art and objects that represent the culture and history of our region and beyond, with the intention to use these acquisitions to learn, understand and inspire. This exhibition is an opportunity to share some of the special items that Glenbow collected in 2017, including additions to Indigenous Studies and Cultural History, plus significant artworks by Jeff de Boer, Dorothy Henzell Willis, John Chalke and Ron Spickett, among others.

Catherine Burgess, Remember II, from the Verbs Series, 2009, Collection of Glenbow

The Artist's Mirror: Self Portraits

March 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019

This exhibition features artists looking deeply at themselves and creating self-portraits in paint, photography and sculpture. From biographical self- expression to political commentary, the motivation behind creating a self-portrait is as diverse as the artists themselves. These portraits represent a fascinating selection of artists and time periods, drawn from the collections of Library and Archives Canada.

James Hill, self-Portrait as a Snail, 1979, Library and Archives Canada; c151789k

Graphic Illustration of a tattoo

Power in Pictures: The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel

Organized by Glenbow; curated by Joanne Schmidt

The Power in Pictures exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops hosted at Glenbow that connected young people from USAY (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth) with artist Kelly Mellings, illustrator of the graphic novel The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson. Participants were encouraged to tap into their own creativity to create comics and masks that drew on their own experiences to tell a story. A shared and collaborative space, the gallery features the art created by the USAY participants hung alongside that of the artist who taught them, creating a space where complex feelings and experiences are explored through art.

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