Current Art Exhibitions
Strathcona Salon Series
May 14 - June 26, 2016
Unveiling Reception Thursday, June 9 @ 7 p.m.
This exhibition features Strathcona County's amazing artistic talent! The work in the show has been submitted for consideration for purchase, loan or donation to the Strathcona County Art Collection (est. 1987). Both adult and high school artists are eligible to submit. All of the work will be juried and artworks selected for the collection will hang in the Artrium in the Community Centre for one year, prior to being distributed to public spaces in Strathcona County.
The Gallery will be closed to the public in between exhibits for installation.
Donations are gratefully accepted for admission but are not required.
A Question of Faith by Paul Bernhardt
July 8 to August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Artist will be in attendance.
Over the past two years, Paul Bernhardt has been creating paintings that are sourced from found images, either through his own personal experience or images from the web; images that explore technology’s role as mediator. Bernhardt’s work investigates the relationship between churches and cell phone tower; religion and technology. Bernhardt’s paintings focus on machines, both historic and contemporary in relation to communication.
Images of churches with cell phone towers are layered with camouflage patterns, scratched in tree’s and muted references of sky & spaces. Machines/equipment as a communications tool historically and contemporary are manipulated painted surfaces creating a question of re-engaging with the uses of these machines/equipment. Where they an enabler for today’s society or not and from who’s perspective, and what are the ethical implications.