Exhibitions August 2016
Patrick Dunford’s Untitled #3 is part of the Summer Mixer at Jarvis Hall Gallery | Image: Courtesy of Jarvis Hall Gallery

Exhibitions August 2016

Make the most of the month and check out these great shows

Amy Jo Espetveidt

August is typically a little slower in the visual arts world but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still great shows to check out. Beat the heat or do an art walk, it’s a fantastic time to explore.

I Never Recognized Her Except in Fragments

Until August 6, 2016
The New Gallery (208 Centre Street SE)
Free

Hannah Doucet’s new exhibition explores the fragmented, distorted images of female bodies represented in contemporary photography. Using images of bodies printed on fabric and then manipulated, the bodies become moldable, textural objects, further distorting perception.
thenewgallery.org

8th Annual Art for Food Exhibition and Sale in Support of the Calgary Food Bank

Until August 6, 2016
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Help support the Calgary Food Bank with the Herringer Kiss Gallery’s 8th Annual Art for Food Group Show and Sale. For every $1,000 of art sold during the show, a family of four will be supplied with the required food necessities for one entire week.
herringerkissgallery.com

D. Talks: Iconomy

Until August 6, 2016
Stride Gallery Main Space (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free

Stride Gallery has partnered with Design.Talks Institute for this co-presentation expanding upon ideas developed in two earlier d.talks discussions on heritage architecture.
stride.ab.ca

Summer Group Show II, 2016

Until August 10, 2016
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

The second group show of the summer, swing by Wallace Galleries to see works from gallery artists Nancy Boyd, Linda Nardelli, Ronald Bloore, Jennifer Hornyak, and Kenneth Lochhead, and more.
wallacegalleries.com

CHROMA

Until August 13, 2016
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

It’s time once again for Christine Klassen Gallery’s annual group show celebrating colour and the diversity of its artists. This year features new works by Aron Hill, France Jodoin, Michael Levin, Lori Lukasewich, Verna Vogel and more.
christineklassengallery.com

Material Girls

Until August 21, 2016
C (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

This show is all about women taking up space. A large-scale group exhibition, it features mid-career and senior female artists across all artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart and organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina Public Library.
contemporarycalgary.com

Rebuilding the College of Fine Arts, University of Baghdad Library, One Book at a Time

Saturdays, through August 27, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Esker Foundation (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, no registration necessary

This ongoing performance is presented as part of Wafaa Bilal’s exhibition, 168:01 and sees volunteer librarians unpack, catalogue, and slowly fill the library shelves with real art books donated by gallery visitors. At the end of the exhibition, all of the donated books will be sent to the University of Baghdad to help rebuild their library.
eskerfoundation.com

Spring/Summer Exhibitions

Until August 28, 2016
Esker Foundation (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Over at the Esker Foundation its the perfect time to check out three amazing exhibitions—Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens’ Real failure needs no excuse, and Etienne Zack’s Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality. And they have three full months of amazing programs to go with them. Don’t miss it.
eskerfoundation.com

Summer Mixer

Until September 2016
Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)
Free

Vivid colour, abstract ideas and unconventional design are the subject of this year’s Summer Mixer at Jarvis Hall Gallery. Featuring new works by Corri-Lynn Tetz, Wil Murray, Marigold Santos, John Will, Mark Dicey, Patrick Dunford, and more, the show will be in rotation for the remainder of the summer. Or swing by on Friday, August 5 between 5:00 to 8:00pm to celebrate the opening reception.
jarvishallgallery.com

Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion

Until October 16, 2016
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
With admission

As part of its 125th Anniversary celebrations, Lougheed House is showcasing unique Alberta wedding fashion from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum and the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
lougheedhouse.com

Black White and Grey Vol. 1

August 2 – September 29, 2016
The Peanut Gallery, John Fluevog Shoes (207 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Calgary’s online art gallery FosterMAK.com is going offline with Black White and Grey Vol. 1, a solo exhibit by local artist, John F. Gerrard.Check out the artist reception on Saturday, August 13 from 3:00 to 7:00pm.
fostermak.com/events

Mini Masters

August 4, 2016, 11:00 – 11:45am
Esker Foundation  (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Calling Calgary’s newest Contemporaries! The first Thursday of every month the Esker Foundation hosts a a hands-on art class. We invite parents and guardians to bring their little ones, aged two to five, to explore art making in this fun and social program. Just make sure you dress for mess!
eskerfoundation.com

Free First Thursday Nights

August 4, 2016, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free

It’s the last Free First Thursday of the summer and with a great lineup of exhibitions, it’s a great time to head to the museum, all thanks to Servus Credit Union.
glenbow.org

Bring the Baby Art Tour

August 5, 2016, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Esker Foundation  (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Bring your baby to Esker Foundation and have baby-friendly fun while discussing and questioning the current exhibitions on this relaxed, social tour.
eskerfoundation.com

Memento

August 5, 2016, 8:00pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Celebrate the closing reception of Memento, Natalie McDonald’s final thesis project. Resulting from two years of study as a MFA graduate student at the University of Calgary, the show interprets the artist’s experience journey from adolescence into adulthood through the use of installation and imagery of floral decay.
facebook.com

HOT HOT HOT 2016

August 11 – 24, 2016
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

This group show, includes works by gallery artists Shi Le, Jim Stokes, Eric McSavaney, Steve Mennie, David Sorensen, Andre Petterson, plus others.
wallacegalleries.com

HK Summer Group Show

August 13 – September 3, 2016
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

The Herringer Kiss Gallery presents works from gallery artists Joe Fleming, Michael Davidson, Reinhard Skoracki, Nate McLeod, Rhys Farrell, Roy Kiyooka, Angela Leach, and Svea Ferguson.
herringerkissgallery.com

Noboru Sawai’s The Great Tribunal | Image: Courtesy of Herringer Kiss Gallery

Noboru Sawai’s The Great Tribunal | Image: Courtesy of Herringer Kiss Gallery

Select Prints by Noboru Sawai

August 13 – September 3, 2016
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Known for combining the Japanese method of woodcut printmaking with the intaglio techniques of printing from etched copper plates, Noboru Sawai recently passed away at the age of 85. See a collection of his erotic art that uses imagery from diverse time periods, traditions, and cultures.
herringerkissgallery.com

Altered Book Workshop with Colleen Rauscher

August 13, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Esker Foundation (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

This workshop draws inspiration from images and samples of altered books and the many forms they can take and participants will transform their own book using mixed media and a variety of techniques. Esker Foundation will provide basic materials for this workshop. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years old.
eventbrite.ca

Bookbinding with Carolyn Qualle

August 14, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Esker Foundation  (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Learn historical sewing methods and use linen threads to make a multi-section, non-adhesive book that will lie flat when open. All materials will be provided. Participants must be a minimum of 14 years old.
eventbrite.ca

Out for Lunch Tour: Artifacts of Kaleidoscopic Animalia

August 17, 2016, 12:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$5

Discover the history and cultural significance of the indigenous artifacts in Kaleidoscopic Animalia with Glenbow’s curator of Indigenous Studies, Joanne Schmidt.
glenbow.org

Calgary Art Walk 2016

Stephen Avenue
August 18, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Free

Join Canadian Artists for the Poor for its annual Art Walk. Hosting talented local artists featuring various art mediums, the event is designed to provide artists an opportunity to network, sell and promote their artwork. A portion of the proceeds will be directed to humanitarian efforts locally and internationally.
artistsforthepoor.ca

Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture

August 18, 2016 7:00 – 7:45pm
Esker Foundation  (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

In three separate vignettes, see how Anne-Marie Schleiner, Wafaa Bilal, and Joseph Delappe have infiltrated war games in an attempt to break the hypnotic spell of “militainment.”Their work challenges viewers to think critically about what it means when the clinical tools of real-world killing become forms of consumer play.
eventbrite.ca

Master Class for Families

August 21, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Esker Foundation  (444, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Join the Esker Foundation for an afternoon of family fun at the gallery! Dive into new mediums with art projects that tie into current exhibitions. Geared for kids five to 10 years of age, an adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop. All materials will be provided.
eskerfoundation.com

Summer Group Show III, 2016

August 25 – September 7, 2016
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

Close out the summer with this group show that includes works by gallery artists Diana Zasadny, Leslie Poole, Gregory Hardy, Robert Marchessault, Peter Krausz, and Andrew Lui.
wallacegalleries.com

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