Opened in June 2012, the Esker Foundation, an initiative of Calgary philanthropists and art patrons Jim and Susan Hill, is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary. Featuring over 15,000 square feet of environmentally-controlled, purpose-built exhibition space, it's a cultural platform for innovative and exceptional contemporary art exhibitions and educational events. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
444-1011 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0H7
Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm
Mentions in Galleries West
The show, with upwards of 100 pieces, many laden with detail and cryptic narratives, is an imaginative trove, much of which may confound as much as it beguiles.
Feb 10, 2017
Iraqi-born, New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal’s "168:01" features a makeshift library filled with empty white books.
Apr 28, 2016
There’s a push and pull in Colleen Heslin’s quilt-like paintings, a pull to examine the undulating dyes and the rolling seams that stitch together second-hand fabrics used as surface and support.
Mar 14, 2016
"Interiors, Other Chambers", Celia Perrin Sidarous: Sept. 26 to Dec. 20, 2015 at the Esker Foundation in Calgary
In "Interiors, Other Chambers", Montreal artist Celia Perrin Sidarous presents intuitively organized collages and sculptural assemblages that consider collections of objects and how they are transformed by the visual languages.
Sep 21, 2015
Mia Feuer is highly regarded in the United States, much better known there than in Canada, and has garnered awards and exhibited widely since 2009, including a show last year at the former Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
May 20, 2015
Inside a maze of white scaffolding, artist Cynthia Girard displays her collection of recent paintings, banners, sculptures and other objects at the Esker Foundation in Calgary.
Jun 12, 2014
A small boy on a northern Alberta homestead peers at the cutting block in his father’s workshop. Intrigued by the scores and gouges left by his dad’s radial arm saw, he sees in his mind a vast city in its rough-hewn expanse.
The MUDA’s are held every two years and celebrate the contributions the design community makes to enhancing the quality of life in the city.
Nov 12, 2013
A short flight of stairs invites viewers into Saskatoon-based artist Dagmara Genda’s drawing installation, Panorama. The work is suspended like an enormous lampshade, encircling the viewing platform.
May 14, 2013
Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie’s work is diverse. The surprisingly varied look of individual pieces in this survey of two decades of abstract painting and drawing represents well her central theme of movement.
Nov 21, 2012
Choosing the right approach for a premiere exhibition in any new facility is a hard task, and it is refreshing that Esker didn’t opt for contemporary art stars or a blockbuster show from the historical canon.
Aug 5, 2012 1 Comments