Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Visual Art Esker Foundation's Summer/Fall exhibitions open July 23, 2022 | Photo: Courtesy of Esker Foundation July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022 July Exhibitions Make room for visual art this July Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary It’s a busy time of year with several festivities filling our plates, but before you put that cowboy hat on and walk out that door, plan ahead to enjoy some visual art this month! We’ve got you covered in our list of July exhibitions. Le clair-obscur de Lo Kee June 25 – July 31, 2022 Alliance Française, cSpace King Edward (3rd floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore Discover talented French photographer Lo Kee’s signature visuals. Kee has always been seduced by the poésie du banal (poetry of the mundane) and identifies himself as a temps faible photographer (as opposed to temps fort, meaning highlight). afcalgary.ca Museum of Failure June 1 – August 31, 2022 Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE) $21.93 – $28.11 The Museum of Failure (MOX) is coming to Canada for the first time on its worldwide tour! This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and others. showpass.com Eden July 2 – 16, 2022 cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free to explore Inspired by animation, the play of colour, and flora and fauna, Ethel Dalida’s visual images are whimsically enchanting. Using acrylic and unconventional mediums like makeup, nail polish and thread, she explores themes of what it means to be a first-generation Filipino-Canadian in western society. cspacekingedward.com The Vegetarian Opens July 21, 2022 The Bows (2001B, 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore In their first solo exhibition in Canada, TJ Shin transfects their DNA into mugwort, a perennial plant categorized as an invasive species in North America. The Vegetarian explores how the figure of the ‘pest’ threatens the economy of settler-colonial ownership and property. thebows.org Dreamlike July 22 – 25, 2022 AT Art and Interiors (812A 16th Ave. SW) Free to explore Dreamlike features large-scale paintings by Canadian artist Kale Barr. The exhibition is a review of how Barr’s work interprets the relationship between nightmares and realistic visions from childhood into adulthood, translating his vivid mental images onto canvas. cada.at The Garden of a Former House Turned Museum Opens July 23, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau’s work requires collaboration with not only choreographers, musicians and dancers, but also with the objects they produce. Theirs is a performance and practice informed by their experiences, including their time in the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf. eskerfoundation.com Falling Off The Log Opens July 23, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Robin Arseneault’s work is performative, provocative and luxurious one minute, and silly, self-deprecating and raw the next. Layers of meaning are first constructed and then information is intentionally wiped away, removed, torn apart or erased. eskerfoundation.com From The Studio Floor Opens July 23, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Gailan Ngan’s exhibition features hand-built and cast ceramic sculptures that broadly explore shape, surface treatment and colour. It also presents a collection of industry byproducts, organic and processed objects, and studio experiments contributing to a narrative of material influenced by the historically resource-rich West Coast. eskerfoundation.com Ongoing Exhibitions What’s the Value of a Dollar? Until July 9, 2022 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free to explore Six artists and collectives examine how profit-driven entities have historically exploited and dominated society. Using video, installation, photography, and painting, the exhibition enfolds complex matrices to argue that North American economies flourish through marginalizing their own consumers and workforce. thenewgallery.org Lisa Matthias : Field Notes II Until July 9, 2022 Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore An exhibition of new work by Edmonton-area artist and ecologist Lisa Matthias, the show visually merges her two passions — art and ecology — featuring her latest prints of oversized botanical studies of the little-known microscopic world of Sphagnum mosses. christineklassengallery.com prints from the JOHN K ESLER estate Until July 9, 2022 Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore Christine Klassen Gallery is showcasing John K. Esler’s incredible inventory of prints from 1969 – 1995. With a legacy spanning decades as an artist, educator and mentor to generations of printmakers, JK’s prints have been largely unseen since his passing in 2001. christineklassengallery.com Gnoul Until July 9, 2022 The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Gnoul, a benefit exhibition for the Family of Latjor Tuel, is a collaboration between photographer Michèle Bygodt, model Nyalinglat Latjor and makeup artist Iki Lee. The photographic series’ title comes from the word for ‘body’ in the Fang language of Gabon. thebows.org Spectator Sports Until July 15, 2022 Nickle Galleries, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary (411 Campus Lane NW) Free to explore In Spectator Sports, Kyle Beal uses objects and languages to reveal our cultural obsessions in ways that are both witty and worrying. Beal’s practice uses beautifully rendered drawings, found objects and slickly made facsimiles to engage his audience and lead them to the complex reflections within. nickle.ucalgary.ca hypertext / chances are bigger in the sun Until July 23, 2022 The Bows (2001B, 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the material dimensions of time as it takes shape in patches of natural sunlight, transient sounds, swathes of fluorescent fabric or decaying natural objects. Check out her work on The Bows Billboard! thebows.org Soft Serve Until July 31, 2022 VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore VivianeArt presents Soft Serve, a solo exhibition of drawings by Adrian Norvid, who works to create immersive environments that betray his intense intellect and wacky sense of humour. His installations are packed with visual imagery and lean towards patterning, excess and distortion. vivianeart.com Check out Adrian Norvid’s solo exhibition Soft Serve | Photo: Courtesy of VivianeArt Music & Wellness Ongoing Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission National Music Centre’s new permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health. The exhibition explores these topics through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation between the viewer and a variety of experts. studiobell.ca Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee: Deborah Cox Ongoing Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission This temporary exhibition celebrates the life and career of 2022 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Deborah Cox, the first Black woman to receive this national honour, through a larger-than-life Hall of Fame magazine-style spread using digital technologies. studiobell.ca Have a visual arts event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.