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A photo of Everywhere We Are on display at Contemporary Calgary

Everywhere We Are

An ambitious exhibition and public program series addressing challenges, merits, impacts, and advantages associated with art collecting, it is intended to express that boundaries are often mutable, flexible and even artificial, and that art is owned by the person who sees it.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
A dramatic photograph of a person with long hair

Legends of the Trans

This photographic work continues Vivek Shraya’s queering of performance, photography, and storytelling to reflect an ever-evolving notion of herself and the immense value of non-conforming role models. Making is a way to disrupt these hierarchies and break the rules.

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Location: Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
A promo image for Daphne Boyer's otipemisiwak exhibit

otipemisiwak

Otipemisiwak, which translates from Cree to people who live by their own rules, showcases recent works by Daphne Boyer, visual artist and plant scientist. Boyer’s practice combines plant material, high-resolution digital tools and women’s traditional handwork to create art that celebrates her family’s Métis heritage.

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Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
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Simone Elizabeth Saunders explores personal history, Afro-diaspora, and Black sisterhood through bold and colourful textiles, creating tufted portraits of singular figures, each a montage of powerful, inspirational Black bodies that collectively surface as a strong and resilient community.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
An image of Corri-Lynn Tetz in a studio

Art Lover

Corri-Lynn Tetz works as a painter, focusing on the female figure as a way to explore identity, sensation and desire. Borrowing from personal archives, fashion photography, film and pornography, she is interested in the ways images and meaning are transformed through painting.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Ah image of artworks by Maya Beaudry

The Pergola

Maya Beaudry’s installation considers the idea of interiority and containment as it relates to the natural and the built environment. Wrapped in a fabric printed with photographs of dwelling spaces, the pergola offers a structural fluidity of being between inside and outside.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Image of Marilyn Olson, Richard Boulet, A Molecule of Perfect.

Perspectives From Within

This major group exhibition features video, painting, textiles, film, sculpture and photography that critically engage with mental health. All artworks are based on the lived experiences of mental illness, with six artists bringing compelling insight into the highs and lows of their circumstances.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
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An Act of Irrepressible Reclamation

Stride Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of artist Farihah Aliyah Shah’s photography and film work, curated by Eva Birhanu. Shah’s new body of work, Without a Leg to Stand On (2021) challenges the technological changes to film and photo production and racial bias throughout the decades.

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Location: Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)Free
An image of "U-Tea-Rus" by Josefina Rodríguez Varela

HAND PIC’D

VivianeArt presents the 8th edition of their annual invitational exhibition, HAND PIC’D, featuring works by Jasmine MacGregor, Sadia Fakih and Josefina Rodríguez Varela. Each artist explores their cultural heritage through a female lens as a means to instill empowerment, strength and belonging. Drop on by!

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Location: VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Rough Around the Edges

Experience the beautiful textile art by Barb Drake! This show consists of two of her bodies of work Nostalgia, a small collection of assemblages created using vintage paint and her second more recent, Explorations with Botanical Dyes. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE)Free
image of work by Alex Linfield

WYSIWYG

Alberta Printmakers presents WYSIWYG by Alex Linfield. Materials such as dust are known for their strong connection to the passage of time. However, through the works in this exhibition, many fundamental concepts of being are defamiliarized through subtle digital manipulations of familiar materials and surfaces. Check it out!

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Location: Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)Free
You Listen Better to Echoes

You Listen Better to Echoes

This exhibition by Florence Yee contends with anxieties surrounding diaspora, racialization and queerness. Yee seeks to de-romanticize emotions of nostalgia and healing through centring ugly feelings, denying any cathartic and healing release through the hand-embroidered pieces that comprise their work. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)Free
A graphic for the 2022 Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure encompasses over 40 shows that display a wide range of narratives, subjects, practices, and explorations of the photographic medium. The exhibitions promise an exciting and diverse programme of group and solo exhibitions and various curatorial themes that audiences can engage with. Check out an exhibit near you!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
Image of artwork by Sandra Dawatzky

The Age of Uncertainty

Nickle Galleries presents the latest project from artist Sandra Sawatzky. Using a needle and thread, Sawatzky explores our aspirations and their social, political, and environmental consequences. The Age of Uncertainty is a body of 12 embroidered panels that consider the stories that keep us awake at night.

Promo image for The Boxed Stories Gallery III

The Boxed Stories Gallery

This is a truly unique experience for artists and viewers alike! Housed within a vintage card catalogue, the library’s one-time answer to organizing a collection of books for readers to locate on a shelf, visitors will be encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer.

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Location: Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE)$5
Image of exhibition Why so many ties? by Ludovic Boney

Why so many ties?

A sculptural landscape, this immersive installation by Indigenous artist Ludovic Boney invites visitors to embody the concept of passage by walking through and around its formal elements. Boney’s sculpture evokes an experiential field, which offers both inside and outside vantage points and a multiplicity of spaces.

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free

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