A Colombian master, Calgary galleries open their doors for the annual Artwalk, and collaborative artists David Foy and Jennifer Saleik’s latest exhibit.
EDITOR’S PICK: LARGER THAN LIFE
Internationally renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s signature paintings showcase a disproportionately obese world, one that is uniformly round and robust. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, running until November 14 at the Glenbow Museum, is the artist’s first exhibition in Calgary. 130 – 9 Ave SE.
View works from 30 local galleries, artist centres and studios at Calgary Artwalk, September 18 – 19. Free to the public, the idea of the event is for participants to move freely from one location to the next, discovering what each gallery offers; there are also special events like demonstrations, artist talks and book signings. Various locations throughout the city, call 403-263-6500 or visit www.calgaryartwalk.com for more information.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Collaborative artists David Foy and Jennifer Saleik’s paintings tell an ongoing narrative of their alter egos transgressing the apocalyptic, yet beautiful, landscapes of their fictional world. Their newest exhibition, Magic Circle, is on display from September 9 to October 9. Skew Gallery, 1615 10 Ave SW.
To go along with the new Ralph Klein Park, are grand structures to look over the wetlands area. Created by internationally renowned artist and sculptor Beverly Pepper, the park features elegant monoliths and pyramids atop one of the highest hills. The pieces serve as a historical marker for former mayor and premier Ralph Klein’s legacy. 84 St SE, south of 114 Ave.
HOME AS ART
At DaDe Art & Design Lab, interior living spaces transform into works of art. The gallery’s specialities are locally made abstract art and sculptures and imported furniture. Highlight pieces have included colourful blown glass decorations, ambiant hoodoo lamps, and a large intricate water drop made out of suspended, glass Evian bottles. 1327 – 9 Ave SE.