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Current Exhibits

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"O Canada (I'm sorry)" by Diana Thorneycroft

March 3 to April 30, 2017
Public Opening Reception: March 3 @ 7 p.m.
Artist will be in attendance. 

Selections of two bodies of work will be exhibited: Group of Seven Awkward Moments and A People's History. The works found in the series Group of Seven Awkward Moments investigates the relationship between the Canadian landscape and national identity. A People's History explores examples of Canadian society that exemplify the word "awkward". In the words of Thorneycroft, "Canadian history is full of awkward moments and that is more of a reality than this heroic landscape that the Group of Seven portrayed."

Upcoming Exhibits

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Strathcona Salon Series

May 6 – June 25, 2017
Unveiling Reception Thursday, June 8 at 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.

Retailles by Joe Fafard

July 7 - August 27, 2017

Internationally renowned, Joe Fafard is one of Canada's most recognized and prolific artists. Retailles offers an insight into Faford's exploration of the laser-cut process featuring laser-cut and welded metal sculptures along with embossed and woodcut prints. French for scraps or trimmings, "that which is cut away,' Retailles not only references the act of removing the negative from positive space to create form, but also refers to the act of recycling these "off-cuts" to create new works. Drawing features prominently in this exhibition, from the reduction of form to line in both three-dimensional and two-dimensional spaces to the Matisse-like cut-outs and the creation of recycled sculptural collage.

"Quiet Stories from Canadian Places" by Heather M. Cline

September 9 - October 25, 2017
Unveiling Reception Saturday, September 9 including a performance by folk singer Maria Dunn.

In 2016, Heather Cline visited Strathcona County to work with schools in our community. During the week long residency, Cline interviewed local persons for their "stories from Canadian places" which she is using to create the audio component that complements the paintings in this exhibit. "Quiet Stories from Canadian Places" engages artists, audiences, students, teachers, seniors, craft-persons, singers, and musicians while embracing Albertan/Canadian historical and contemporary culture.

Light in the Land - the Nature of Canada by Roberta Bondar

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bondar's first flight!

November 10 - December 21, 2017
Unveiling Reception Friday, November 10 

The photographic portraits of land and seas in this exhibition are artistic interpretations of the unique and important landscape that is Canada. Appropriate in Canada's sesquicentennial year, these images present extraordinary landscapes across the country, encouraging a love and respect for the natural environment in its complexity. The collection is a consistent view of one artist, Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada's first woman in sapce, exploring the caried landscape in the singular light that is Canada.

Enhancing the sesquicentennial celebrations, Gallery@501 in partnership with the Strathcona Wilderness Centre will be exhibiting the winning photographs from the 2013-2016 Summer Camp Bondar Challenge. To date, two Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Adventure Photography camp participants, have been given awards in this challenge, Honourable Mention - "Dragon Fly Sitting on a Stick" by Emil Murray (2013) and Third Place Diamond - "Blue Dots" by Jade Fontana (2014). 

 

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Past Exhibits

2016 Gallery@501 Exhibits

“Reflections” by Richard Borowski

November 4 – December 18, 2016
Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m.
Artist will be in attendance.

Borowski’s prints and paintings of reflections found on building windows create a disjointed reality that is distorted, and fragmented. Reflections are in a constant flux of distortion, inherent in their appearance; causing us to question our self-reflections and their accuracy or distortion.

 

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“The Wild Party” by Jason Carter

September 1 to October 23, 2016
Public Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.

Artist will be in attendance.

Jason Carter is an Aboriginal man from the Little Red River Cree Nation as well as a successful painter and stone carver. Carter’s painting art-practice focuses on animals from the wild that now find themselves living in an urban world. These animals have been forced from their natural habitat and have adjusted to man-made urbanization, demonstrating resilience and adaptability. Carter’s large canvasses present animals (moose, deer, bear, beavers, etc) surrounded by colour and pattern. These digitized patterned backdrops create a contrast that charges his work with added tension between the painted animal and the background.

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.

The Gallery will be closed to the public in between exhibits for installation.

 

Strathcona Salon Series

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May 14 – June 26, 2016
Unveiling Reception Thursday, June 9 at 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.

 

“Members Show and Sale”

April 1 – May 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Local artists in attendence.  

Members of Gallery@501 will be showcasing their artworks at Gallery@501. This is an opportunity for our local artists to present their work in a professional gallery. Shows such as the Members Show allow participating artists to include this exhibit on the Curriculum Vitae, adding to their professional development as an artist. Be a part of history, come share a story.

Artist Heather Cline will be audio recording short stories from gallery visitors at the Opening Reception for the Members Show & Sale.  Stories will become part of the exhibit “Quiet Stories from Canadian Places” in 2017.  For more information please visit http://www.heathercline.ca/projects/quiet-stories

 

“Interpretations” by Corrie Side, Claire Uhlick and Marie Winters

January 8 to February 21, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
Artists in attendence. 

Three emerging artists: A painter, A printmaker and A photographer. All working on the subject of portraits with unique perspectives, observations and psychological twists. 

 

2015 Gallery@501 Exhibits

Lake, Land & Sky by Annette Sicotte

November 6 – December 20, 2015 
Unveiling Reception: November 6 at 7 p.m.
Artist in attendance.

Local artist Annnette Sicotte, paints landscapes depicting the geographical area of Cooking Lake.  Sicotte’s works examines details of the land as well as an overbridged view of weather, sky and light.  Sicotte’s paintings reference the use of light know as Chiaroscuro founded in the Romanticism period.

 

“Un:” by Walter Jule

September 11 – October 25, 2015 
Unveiling reception on September 11 at 7 p.m.
Artist in attendance.

An internationally recognized printmaker, Walter Jule’s new sculptural works are constructed with Plexiglas, wood, and metal, creating installations of light, line, and tension. 

His interest in the act of meditation has led him to explore the twenty-first century desire to find an objective and scientific answer to every aspect of the human experience. His artworks resist this temptation through the use of words such as “Ungraspable and Unknowable,” and invite the viewer to rest and enter a state of contemplation. 

 

 

 

_after by Laara Cassells

July 10 to August 30, 2015
Unveiling reception on July 10 at 7 p.m.
Artist will be in attendance.

In _after, Laara Cassells integrates icons of historical portraiture with contemporary subjects in a series of double portrait paintings based on diverse sources from El Greco to Rogier van der Weyden and Charles Sprague Peirce.

Each is staged and painted in the manner of the original source, with the insertion into the picture of a contemporary young person uncannily resembling the historical, aristocratic subject and the substitution of the signifying prop of the original subject (books, instruments etc.) with electronic devices such as ipods, ipads, and cellphones.

In collaboration with Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB and The Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario.

 

Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp

June 5 to August 23, 2015
Unveiling reception on June 6 at 2 p.m. 
Artists will be in attendance.

Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp is a photographic display showcasing photos taken in the 2014 Adventure Photography summer camp offered by the Strathcona Wilderness Centre in partnership with Gallery@501. All photos were taken by campers aged 12 to 16 years old.

 

Strathcona Salon Series Acquisitions and Loans

May 15 to June 28
Unveiling Reception: June 12 at 7 p.m. 

The Strathcona Salon Series exhibition showcases Strathcona County’s amazing local artistic talent! The work in the show has been submitted for consideration for purchase, loan or donation to the Strathcona County Public Art Collection (est. 1987). Both adult and high school artists are eligible to submit. All of the work will be juried and items 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.

In addition, a “People’s Choice” award will be given out. Please visit the show and cast your vote (deadline June 11). 

Acquisitions & Loans will be announced along with the People’s Choice at the Unveiling Reception, Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

 

Gallery@501 Member’s Show & Sale

Gallery@501 Member's Show & Sale

February 27 to March 15
Artwork by Gallery@501 members.

Members of Gallery@501 will be showcasing their artworks in this exhibit. This is an opportunity for our local artists to present their work in a professional gallery. Shows such as the Members Show, allow participating artists to include this exhibit on the Curriculum Vitae, adding to their professional development as an artist.

 

Elsewhere

Elsewhere

January 9 – February 22
Sydney Lancaster & Brenda Danbrook
Opening Reception: January 9 at 7 p.m.
Artists will be in attendance.

Danbrook and Lancaster both work with memory and identity in their art practices. Memory based art-practice and the experience of memory is multi-sensual, enveloped in spatial ways of understanding our surroundings and the world around us. Memory engages us in an understanding of site, social and body memory and the role of place in memory.

 

2014 Gallery@501 Exhibits

The Blue Hour

Waiting Silently For Me

November 7 – December 21, 2014
Megan Hahn – Professional local artist
Reception: November 7 at 7 p.m.
Artist will be in attendance.

The photo transparencies found in the The Blue Hour by Sherwood Park artist Megan Hahn, bring to life a past history of family and gardens, communication and sustenance. Families are centres of identity and nurture; gardens are places of shelter. Hahn’s images transform landscape into dreamscapes capturing a presence of nostalgia informed by family, in particular her grandparent’s garden and home.


A Gulf so Dark

Perceptual Disorders

September 12 – October 26, 2014
Julian Forrest
Opening Reception on September 12 at 7 p.m.

Alberta painter working with imagery that combines social & political references of modern society with Alberta’s historic images; souvenir and kitsch. Julian Forrest’s large scale paintings through the use of pop culture narrative raises the issues related to masculinity, dislocation and place. Using traditional Western representations of identity and history, Forrest’s paintings challenge the viewer to question imagery that can be either symbolic or emblematic; questioning the role now played in contemporary media such as advertisements, television, film and the internet.


Art, Objet de Sport

Art: Objet de Sport, Front Showcase & Artrium

July 7 – September 6, 2014

Art: Objet De Sport is an exhibit of sports related artworks from artists and artisans from across Canada. Artifacts courtesy of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the Canada Sports Hall of Fame.

Front Showcase will showcase Canadian Olympians who participate in the 1992 Olymics in Barcelona, Spain. Digital images are courtesy of Museu Olimpic i de l’Esport, Barcelona, Spain & International Olympic Committee in Lusanne Switzerland.

Artrium Venue will showcase 1992 Olympic posters courtesy of Museu Olimpic i de l’Esport, Barcelona, Spain.


Inspired by nautre

Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp

July 7 – September 6, 2014
Photographers: Azlan Belcourt, Cale Coffey, Michael Frank, Emily Murray, Paul Hannah, Evan Vik
Award: Honourable Mention, Roberta Bondar Foundation

In partnership with the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, Gallery@501 will be presenting the photographic display Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp in our front showcase window from June 2 – 27.

Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp is a group exhibit of photography by six youth who attended a week long “Adventure Photography” summer camp at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, summer of 2013. Led by SWC instructors and professional photographers Jamie and Nadine Burdon, the 12 – 15 year old campers explored a variety of compositional and technical topics with both their eyes and lens. Inspired by Nature at Summer Camp is part of the “Summer Camp Bondar Challenge” where the young photographers submitted their photographs to the Roberta Bondar Foundation jury for prizes and awards.

 

Strathcona Salon Series

May 20 – June 29, 2014
Local Artists

The Strathcona Salon Series exhibition will showcase Strathcona County’s amazing local artistic talent! Adult and Youth artists submitted artworks to be juried into Strathcona County’s Permanent Art Collection.

In 1987, Council established the Permanent Art Collection and the Committee that oversees the Collection. The purpose of our Committee is to encourage and support local artists, collect works of art by Strathcona County artists, display those works in municipal buildings, and foster an awareness & enjoyment of our Collections.


Duality in a Diaphanous Landscape

Duality in a Diaphanous Landscape

March 14 – April 27, 2014
Manola Borrajo-Giner & Susan Rankin

Local glass artist Manola Borrajo-Giner will be partnered with Ontario glass artist, Susan Rankin. Manola’s kiln formed glass pieces offer a contrast in form to Rankin’s blown glass pieces. Both glass artists works have an edge of landscape / living space that is intriguing and from a different perspective.


The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation & Beatnik Café featuring the Jim Findlay Band & Guests

January 10 – February 16, 2014

A selection of artworks on loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Frank Stella, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jules Olitski, Toni Onley, Marion Nicoll, Ted Godwin, etc) that were created in the 1950 – 60’s during the Beatnik Counter Culture movement; Gallery @ 501 will host a Beatnik café/poetry readings, gallery space will be designed as a 1950’s public and private space.

In Partnership with Festival Place we present P.J. Perry Quartet, January 24, 7:30 pm and Brendan McLeod, February 1, 7:30 pm – Festival Place.

 

2013 Gallery@501 Exhibits

Landmarks on the Studio Wall

Landmarks on the Studio Wall

November 1 – December 20, 2013
Robert Dmytruk, Les Graff, and Paddy Lamb
Curated by Brenda Barry Byrne

Landmarks on the Studio Wall is a group exhibit of artworks by three prominent Alberta landscape painters; Robert Dmytruk, Les Graff, and Paddy Lamb. The investigation of process as art-practice is integral in their representation of the land and our place within it.



Rules of Play

Rules of Play

September 13 – October 27, 2013
Margaret Witschl
Curated by Brenda Barry Byrne

Witschl’s work explores the legacies of the Surrealist movement, producing a body of work which explores the expression of anxiety within the context of contemporary Surrealism. The work focuses on two aspects of Surrealist interest – collage and games.


Surface Tension

Surface Tension

June 21 – August 11, 2013
Sean Caulfield and Royden Mills
Curated by Brenda Barry Byrne

Collaboratively, this body of work explores the complex legal, ethical and social issues with advancements made in life science technologies (stem cell research, cloning, genetic testing).

 

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