Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501 Announces:
"Petrocultures: Oil and Water" works by six artists including Maria Whiteman and Ursula Bieman
August 24 – September 9th 2012
Curated by Professor Maria Whiteman, Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta
Opening Reception, September 6th @ 7:00 pm, Artists in attendance
Petrocultures There is certainly no other commodity that commands public attention like oil, from news about the consequences of oil spills to expressions of growing concern about the environmental impact of our CO2 economies.
Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture is a major international conference exploring the social and cultural dimensions of the oil era. The conference will involve 120 scholars and students from across the disciplines and from 12 countries.
Curated by Professor Maria Whiteman (Art & Design, U of Alberta), the exhibit will include work by artists participating in the conference as well as local artists. The opening keynote address by Swiss videographer Ursula Biemann (who will also have a piece in the show) will be held in conjunction with the reception for the exhibit on Thursday, September 6th.
Members of the public will be invited to attend; the event will be free of charge.
For further information contact:
Brenda Barry Byrne, Curator
Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501
120 – 501 Festival Avenue
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3