Western artwork, glorified violence and an art show to raise awareness about water
By Derek Neumeier
EDITOR’S PICK: GRAPHIC DESIGNS
To July 10
Calgarian Stefanja Dumanowski uses photography and digital manipulation to create colourful, luminous images. Her pieces are abstract forays into nature’s beauty, often laden with symbols pertaining to life and death. Her show Mind Glow will be featured at the Herringer Kiss Gallery.
BEST OF THE WEST
To August 6
The Art of the Calgary Stampede showcases over 100 sculptures, paintings and drawings gathered from galleries and collectors across the province. See art from the earliest years of the Stampede, as well as more recent pieces that signify western history and culture.
See it at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Arts Museum, which is running another western-themed exhibition called Taking the Reins: Horses, Power and Prestige.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
July 3 to August 29
Edmonton-based artist Julian Forrest explores themes of glorified violence and masculinity in his paintings inspired by online media images. Some topics include playground fights and wild dogs hunting.
His newest exhibit can be found in The New Gallery’s Plus-15 window at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.
Photographer Cate Cameron and writer Melanie Jones’ Waves Of Change is a detailed documentary exhibit about the importance of water in underdeveloped countries. By showcasing powerful personal stories and intimate images the two provide a face to the crisis in sub-Saharan Africa and India that leaves millions without safe, accessible drinking water.