Agnieszka Matejko

The Canadian Mental Health Association says Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrialized world, and 2.3 million people aged 12 to 19 are at risk of developing depression. This is nothing short of an epidemic. more

Aug 31, 2016 6:13 PM EXHIBITIONS

Duane Linklater, "Beast of Burden," 2016

Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery. Photo: Blaine Campbell

My first job was teaching art at the Edmonton Art Gallery. I loved every moment until two First Nations children came to me distraught because other kids were quietly making vile racist comments. more

May 26, 2016 12:10 PM EXHIBITIONS

Michael Morris, "City Deluxe 5", 1968/2012, etching and aquatint, 30” x 22” (edition of 25 published by Kardosh Projects)  Courtesy the artist and Kardosh Projects, Vancouver

Courtesy the artist and Kardosh Projects, Vancouver

"The Blur in Between", which questions the boundaries between disciplines such as contemporary art, design, craft, typography, architecture and digital art, is no exception. more

Feb 19, 2016 11:28 PM EXHIBITIONS

“How are you?” No matter how crummy or crisis filled our day has been, most people respond to this ubiquitous question with a cheery: “Fine, thank you.” The advent of Facebook has only upped the positive-thinking ante. more

Jan 16, 2016 8:08 PM PREVIEWS

Shan Kelley, "Disclosures VI", 2013, print and needle perforated parchment, 38” × 35”

Photo: Adam Waldron-Blain

But for Montreal-based artist Shan Kelley, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2009, mere guilt won’t suffice. more

Dec 17, 2015 2:02 PM EXHIBITIONS

Walter Jule, an internationally renowned printmaker from Edmonton, makes art that’s like a koan. He uses diverse media – printmaking, mixed media, video and installation – yet each work is breathtakingly simple. more

Oct 14, 2015 8:31 PM EXHIBITIONS

Technology begins my day and encompasses it until nightfall: I check a digital calendar, immerse myself at work on a computer, and, in the evening, plug into music. more

May 7, 2015 9:10 PM EXHIBITIONS

If we could record our thoughts and play them back, most people would be declared barely on the edge of sanity. Endless circles, random associations and meanderings of the mind almost miraculously come together to make up character and personality. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:18 PM EXHIBITIONS

Sherri Chaba, "Retreat", 2014

Photo: Mark Freeman

I eagerly explore the gallery. A spider-net wire structure coils down from the ceiling. It conceals a mirror that extends space deep beyond the floor like an illusory rabbit hole. A tree house made of discarded boards hovers gracefully on stilts. more

Aug 18, 2014 9:17 PM EXHIBITIONS

What’s home? For immigrants and the increasing number of people migrating within Canada in search of jobs, there’s no easy, visceral answer. Not so for emerging artist Kelly Johner. Her identification with the Prairies is nearly mythic. more

May 18, 2014 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

"Winter in Winnipeg"

Photos courtesy Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.

“I am an interesting person,” says Leona Clawson, standing amidst stacks of paintings about to be installed as her first solo exhibition at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, an Edmonton space dedicated to artists with developmental disabilities. more

Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

It’s not often that an internationally recognized artist creates a populist exhibition with children in mind, but that’s exactly what Geoffrey Farmer has done. more

Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

"Aniti Anemos"

Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

“I am of the age that I am an Indian,” Terry McCue, a self-taught Ojibwe artist, tells me at the opening of Animal Spirit, which coincides with the Alberta Indigenous Games in St. Albert. “I was born an Indian and I will die an Indian.” more

Aug 19, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

A vast, boundless sky stretches across the horizon; glimmers of light emerge through a swirling fog of clouds. A lone figure silhouetted against the heavens gazes at this awe-inspiring sight. more

May 14, 2013 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Is it possible to see music? What mysterious patterns does music carve into space? Surprisingly, Gary James Joynes (a.k.a. Clinker), an Edmonton-based visual artist and musician, can answer these esoteric questions with precision and lustrous beauty. more

Mar 27, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Many researchers believe gay and lesbian teens account for almost a third of youth suicides – a troubling estimate borne out by a spate of recent news reports. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Margaret Witschl doesn’t recall being an anxious person. Her busy and distinguished career as a teacher, corporate curator, government art consultant and practicing artist attests to her ability to juggle life’s stresses. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

There are two kinds of people: those who like history, science and concrete facts and those who love myths and stories and think symbolically. While such a split into opposing camps may be simplistic, it’s rare for both perspectives to blend. more

Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS



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