Gallery Exhibition Schedule
|Current & Upcoming Exhibition
|The Art Gallery is Closed
January 1 - February 14, 2020
The art gallery is currently closed as we undergo a small renovation. The office will remain open during regular business hours of Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm with staff available. For more information contact the main reception desk at 604-247-8300.
|Karin Jones & Amy Malbeuf: Labour's trace
February 15 - April 11, 2020
Labour’s trace is a two-person exhibition by artists' Amy Malbeuf and Karin Jones. Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta and Karin Jones is an interdisciplinary artist of African-Nova Scotian heritage.
Malbeuf and Jones are makers of objects, transforming and subverting traditional and contemporary materials and processes through their investigations of cultural identity and historical narratives. Working with a disparate assembly of metal, leather, hominy, beads, tarpaulins or animal and human hair, their objects are contemplations on labour — reflecting ideas connected to livelihood and histories of colonization.
Notions of labour thread through the works grounded in concepts of livelihood – in ways of knowing, making and living. While their works are charged with historical references their ideas exist in the contemporary world. In confronting historic misrepresentations with expressions of pride and strength, the artists disable colonial narratives and its destructive legacies and show us other ways of knowing through their labour.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 15, at 2:00pm with an Artists’ Talk and Tour at 1:00pm.
Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as Art Mûr, Montréal, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Art Gallery of Alberta; and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. Malbeuf has participated in numerous international artist residencies. She holds a MFA in Visual Arts from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. In 2016, Malbeuf received a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada from the Hnatyshyn Foundation and was long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.