EDMONTON.- The Art Gallery of Alberta
announced the names of 42 artists who are selected for inclusion in the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, to be presented January 24-May 3, 2015.
The artists include: Arbour Lake Sghool, Calgary Ashleigh Bartlett, Calgary Kyle Beal, Calgary Brittney Bear Hat, Calgary Devon Beggs, Edmonton Nika Blasser, Edmonton Christian Bök, Calgary Steven Cottingham, Calgary Hannah Doerksen, Calgary Joseph Doherty, Edmonton Brenda Draney, Edmonton Gordon Ferguson, Calgary Jason Frizzell, Red Deer Sarah Fuller, Banff Jude Griebel, Sundre Aryen Hoekstra, Edmonton Dara Humniski, Edmonton Mary Kavanagh, Lethbridge Kristen Keegan, Edmonton Robin Lambert, High Prairie Mathieu Lefèvre, Edmonton Tyler Los-Jones, Calgary Amy Malbeuf, Rich Lake Travis McEwen, Edmonton Brendan McGillicuddy, Calgary Jay Mosher, Calgary Yvonne Mullock, Calgary Wil Murray, Calgary Brad Necyk, St. Albert Ali Nickerson, Edmonton Erik Osberg, Edmonton Josée Aubin Ouellette, Edmonton Giulliano Palladino, Edmonton Evan Prosofsky, Edmonton Scott Rogers, Calgary Erin Schwab, Fort McMurray Sergio Serrano, Edmonton Leslie Sharpe, Edmonton Jill Stanton, Edmonton Alma Louise Visscher, Edmonton Adam Waldron-Blain, Edmonton Nicole Kelly Westman, Red Deer
Entitled Future Station, the 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists and ultimately an expression on what it feels like to be an artist in Alberta. The title is derived from an abandoned transit platform located under the civic centre of the provinces capital, Edmonton. The themes of the 2015 Biennial include: psychology as a creative methodology and means to audience effect, natural forces confronting the artist, detritus as a working material and austerity as an aesthetic.
As our provinces oldest cultural institution, the AGA plays a key role in supporting and sharing work by Alberta artists. We are excited to present this next iteration of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, which gives visitors a look into the dynamic future of art in our province, said Kristy Trinier, Curator, AGA. After conducting studio visits across all regions in Alberta, there was a general consensus from my discussions with artists: Alberta seeps into your lexicon as an artist and manifests in the work; now my work is to articulate this as the exhibition.
The exhibition will be presented in three spaces of the Art Gallery of Alberta, Enterprise Square Galleries and will include off-site installations. Since 1996, the Art Gallery of Alberta has presented the Alberta Biennial as a survey of contemporary art from across the province.
Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art is curated by Kristy Trinier and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta.