Doug Williamson "Nineveh"
Calgary Artist Douglas Williamson has been preparing for this exhibition of biblical proportion for the past 2 years. “Urban Theology” is a unique exhibition that juxtaposes urban landscape, biblical storytelling and classical painting.
In contrast to traditional religious paintings, Williamson narrates Old & New Testament passages using Magpies, Crows, Sparrows, and other urban creatures; implanting positive and negative anthropomorphic qualities. He says “Birds much like humans, are intelligent, beautiful and yet at the same time can be vile and deceptive.”
Within each painting there lies a rich narrative; one which engages the audience to ask the greater questions of life.
Opening reception on Thursday April 26, 2012, between 5 – 7:30 PM. Artist in attendance.
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 28 between 1 – 2 PM.