36 artists chosen for 2013 Alberta Biennial
Guest curator Nancy Tousley has chosen 36 artists to represent the province in the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will open at the Art Gallery of Alberta early next year. After 60 studio visits across the province, she’s selected a cross-section of artists working in all media for the show, which will be called The News From Here.
Created in 1996 to showcase the work of current Alberta artists, the theme of the 2013 Biennial is about art and artists and post-regionalism. Tousley describes it: “the idea of a single, dominant centre is no longer applicable…(artists are) now, more than ever, aware of the larger art world in which they participate.” Artists chosen for the 2013 show include Faye Heavyshield, David Hoffos, Donna White, Sarah Fuller, Sherri Chaba, Chris Cran, Elisabeth Belliveau, Taras Polataiko, and Gary James Joynes.