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  • Christine Klassen Gallery 200-321 50 Avenue SE Calgary, AB, T2G 2B3 Canada (map)

Reception: Saturday March 24, 1-4 pm | Artists in Conversation at 2 pm


Featuring work by: Lisa Matthias, Lori Lukasewich, Verna Vogel, and Karen Klassen

Whether it’s the kitchen table, a converted room, or a custom-built space, the studio is a private place for artists to explore their craft, passions, and whims. Filled with ideas, inspiration, and artworks in various stages of development, the studio can be a vulnerable place, which is why studio visits are normally reserved for a privileged few. Only select pieces will make it out the door, and even after an artist/curator/dealer has declared they are “onto something,” it could take months or even years before the work is seen in public.

Studio NOW subverts that cycle, and offers a peek at what’s happening in our artists’ studios right now.

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Artists in Conversation: The FAQs of “Art-ing” | Saturday March 24 at 2 pm

Four very different artists at various stages of their lives and creative careers discuss their art practice and making it work.

Lisa Matthias – fresh from a residency at the Banff Centre, Matthias’ intaglio prints explore connections between nature and technology

Lori Lukasewich – in an age of immediacy, Lukasewich slows things down with her intimate oil paintings which reflect on perception and value

Verna Vogel – known for her cityscapes, Vogel delves deeper into abstraction, letting intuition guide her—beginning each composition with her eyes closed

Karen Klassen – combining illustrative and fine art techniques, Klassen recasts portrait painting with a feminist gaze and contemporary approach to the traditional genre

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Earlier Event: February 3
Introducing : ROCIO GRAHAM
Later Event: May 5
POP UP: Kickstart 4