December 3 - January 30
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 3, 6 – 8:30 pm
With the generous support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA), the Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA) is thrilled to exhibit artworks from the Foundation collection, in an original exhibition.
Night Hours includes works from over 15 Alberta artists, each hand-picked from the collection by AGSA. These renowned artists each redefine the painting tradition of ‘the nocturne’ within a contemporary framework. Portraying dreamlike, night-time landscapes they are able to capture the vastness of the night sky, and the numinous darkened natural world. The mundane backdrop of the everyday is engulfed in dark obscurity, transforming it into a sublime domain. As night quietly creeps across the land the atmospheric quality captured provokes otherworldly associations, powerful emotions and states of mind.
The selected paintings and prints in this exhibit range from realism to abstraction in style, and communicate a contemporary expression of this genre. Artists include; Paul Bernhardt, Marna Bunnell, James Davies, Sarah Fuller, Les Graff, Gordon Harper, Lynn Malin, Bruce Pashak, Nancy Tice, James Trevelyan and Rolf Ungstad, amongst others.
Night Hours is curated by Jenny Willson-McGrath, Director/ Curator at Art Gallery of St. Albert