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The monumental and the nostalgic seem futile in striking yet subversive urban scenes by Shawn Evans. Read more

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A self-described madwoman extraordinaire merges tarot and fairy tale archetypes to explore the human journey. Read more

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Ephemeral grids made from wire and thread defy traditional assumptions about the weight and solidity of sculpture. Read more

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A dark yet illuminating fable that explores identity through an alter-ego protagonist, this Calgary show brings together influences ranging from graphic novels to Old Masters. Read more

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Calgary-based artist Gwenessa Lam’s powerful new work considers how digital technologies are shifting our perceptions of truth and reality. Read more

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Anna Torma’s lush and imaginative art fuses Hungarian textile traditions and feminist avant-garde practices. Her prolific and eclectic show is almost encyclopedic. Read more

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Winnie Truong’s interest in distorted beauty plays out in recent drawings that merge elaborate coiffure and botanical motifs. She brings a contemporary whimsy to Victorian aesthetics. Read more

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Calgary artist Walter May’s retrospective at the University of Calgary offers a rare glimpse of his quirky and prolific practice. Read more

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"Le rêve aux loups (The Dream of Wolves)" at Calgary's Esker Foundation examines environmental concerns and Indigenous culture through the visual iconography of forest animals, including beaver, owl, wolf and coyote. Read more

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"Weird Woman," a group exhibition at Jarvis Hall Gallery in Calgary, evokes a romantic, defiant and otherworldly feel. Read more

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A fictional dodo plays a central role in an eloquent yet unsettling exhibition in Calgary that links censorship, ecological extinctions and the erasure of cultural histories. Read more

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"Le gendarme/The Policeman"

Photo: Guy L’Heureux.

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. Read more

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Jeff de Boer, "French Tournament Cat", 1997

Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Rubber bugs, linoleum, dinner plates and rose petals are but a small selection of the interesting materials you will find in the art that graces "Made in Calgary: The 1990s." Read more

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"Sharpie (detail)"

Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.

An ecological metaphor of fluxing ideals pulls viewers into the plastic world of "Rewilding Modernity," curated by the Mendel Art Gallery’s chief curator, Lisa Baldissera. Read more

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This recent survey of Cree artist Judy Chartrand’s work serves up an eloquent bowl of satire, highlighting the artist’s skilful blending of pop culture with contemporary and traditional arts to address issues of racism and cultural stereotyping. Read more

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"Bear"

Photographer: David Jacques

The ubiquitous role of the female figure in 20th and 21st century popular culture permeates Janet Werner: "Another Perfect Day," at the University of Saskatchewan. Read more

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"The names of things", which brings together three Saskatoon artists working in drawing and sculpture, is a bit like a natural science museum gone quietly awry. Read more

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Emanuel Licha, "R For Real Still #4"

Image courtesy of the artist.

"Striking A Pose" is one part of a larger exhibition, curated by Quebec’s Marie-Hélène Leblanc, that focuses on the video works of Paris and Montreal-based artist Emanuel Licha. Read more

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Tucked away in the inner chamber of the Mendel Art Gallery is an illuminating exhibition by Saskatoon-based artist, Michèle Mackasey. The show, face à nous, is a poignant portrayal of the bonds shared by single mothers and their children. Read more

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Collaboration among artists can yield surprising and interesting results, particularly if the artists have different aesthetics or work in different matters and mediums. Read more

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