Thu, 20 Oct 2016 — Sat, 26 Nov 2016
Revenant Portraits is a series that examines the personal stories of 19th century North American settlers and prairie dwellers. Original 19th century charcoal portraits have been altered and drawn upon with ink and charcoal to create narratives for these lives that existed at one point in the past, and the ghosts that now exist in their place. The fragility of the paper that survived the years reflects the fading stories that diminish over time.
Karrie Arthurs received her B.F.A. with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2000. She had her first solo show entitled “Paper Weight” at the Christine Klassen Gallery in 2012. She continues to exhibit locally and internationally participating in solo, and group shows. Her work is found in numerous private collections such as that of Paul Hardy Design, in Calgary, Alberta. Karrie currently resides in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada with her two children. She is a practicing tattooer since 2001, and owns her own shop here in Calgary, Alberta.
Thu, 4 Feb 2016 — Sat, 19 Mar 2016
Reception : Saturday February 6, 1-4 pm | Artist Talk at 2 pm
Leesa Streifler is a multidisciplinary artist and art professor whose career spans over three decades. Born in Winnipeg and based in Regina, her work has been exhibited widely across Canada and as far as Bulgaria and is included in prominent collections like the National Gallery of Canada. She is well known and respected for her feminist work investigating the female body, which takes shape through painting, drawing, photography and text. This mini survey of her photo-based work corresponds with the Exposure Photography Festival and marks Streifler’s first major exhibition in a commercial gallery.