CKG is turning TEN! Toot-toot.
A tribute to our beloved artists, TEN is a survey of the incredible work they do, ranging in scale from ten inches to ten feet, in media from ceramic to encaustic. Please join us in celebrating the immense talent of our gallery artists, whom have beautified and built CKG over the last decade.
Reception: join us for our 6th Annual “So You Didn’t Get Out of Town for Stampede” Cocktail Hour Friday July 14, 5-7 pm | Artist Talk at 6:oo pm
As a genre, landscape art rose to prominence in the seventeenth-century thanks to French painters Claude Lorraine and Nicholas Poussin. Though initially relegated to the backgrounds of more important subjects, the awe-inspiring power of nature struck a chord with artists which continues to endure today. Nowadays, landscape art is so ubiquitous it is sometimes considered a trope (just think of the 59+ million #landscape tags on Instagram), so it is a rare work indeed, which sets itself apart from the crowd.
A quick glance of Blake Chorley’s black and white images could easily be misinterpreted as vintage photographs of the Canadian landscape, but closer inspection reveals much more at play. Though “printed” using a wet plate technique from the 1850s, Chorley’s ambrotypes are the result of his own invention—a mash-up of digital and analog layering techniques—which offers a fresh take on the medium and breathes new life into the landscape. The resulting images are hauntingly beautiful portraits of the land which appear almost three-dimensional due to the physical separation between the foreground and background.
Blake Chorley is an emerging artist based in Calgary. He holds a BA from the University of Windsor and an MFA from the University of Calgary, and was recently awarded First Place in the Exposure Photography Festival’s Emerging Photographer Showcase (2017). His unique photographs are the product of countless hours of study and field research spent developing an experimental process which combines digital, film, and plate photographic techniques.
"I wanted to look at photography not as three different processes, plate, film, and digital, but rather I wanted to find a way to make the evolution of photography work together as one complete process."
– Blake Chorley
Sat, 4 Jul 2015 — Sat, 22 Aug 2015
CKG is pleased to announce the first in a series of guest curated exhibitions featuring CKG artists.
For this summer’s exhibition, renowned interior designer James McIntyre lends his creative eye to welcome two new artists to CKG. A longtime supporter of the arts, James is the creative director of CKG and is known for thoughtfully integrating original art into his design projects. We invited James to apply his skill to the CKG stable and demonstrate how he would pair different artists to build a colour story for your home.
Featuring artwork by Mike Binzer, Verna Vogel, Jean-François Gromaire, Madeleine Lamont, and Ulrich Panzer