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Southern Alberta Art Gallery

After 10 years at SAAG, including four as the organization’s Director/Curator, Ryan Doherty will be stepping down to pursue other opportunities. more

Nov 19, 2017 4:12 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Maria Hupfield’s practice lies less in the inequities of Indigenous identity in the 21st century – though it is about that – than in the more critical experience of human connection. more

Jul 3, 2017 1:09 PM PREVIEWS

Holger Kalberg, "untitled," 2016

Courtesy of the artist

Vancouver artist Holger Kalberg explores the relationship between utopian ideas and modernist aesthetics in recent paintings, sculptures and installations. more

Apr 29, 2016 8:31 AM PREVIEWS

A first look at a Johnson exhibition is often a matter of matching various levels of technical finesse to various levels of rawness in the subject matter... more

Aug 23, 2015 1:29 PM PREVIEWS

Chris Cran, "Orange Woman" (Chorus Series 13.5)

Courtesy of the artist and TrepanierBaer

IN MY OPINION: Chris Cran love-fest: Major retrospective for Calgary artist

Senior Calgary artist Chris Cran has achieved a remarkable and unique career milestone. The National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta have come together to organize a 40-year survey of his art for display in Edmonton and Ottawa. more

Aug 19, 2015 10:36 PM In My Opinion 1 Comments

Amalie Atkins sets layered narratives against the luminous landscapes of Saskatchewan, enacting scenarios both mundane and otherworldly. more

Sep 14, 2014 9:34 PM PREVIEWS

"24 Thoughts about Stripes and Dots made into forms and arranged upon a vitrine made of brass and glass"

Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery.

Zin Taylor addresses form as a philosophical quandary using stripes and dots, two hallmarks of abstraction, to develop a surface language for various forms. At its core, Taylor’s exhibition explores how ideas become concrete and tangible. more

Dec 21, 2013 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Untitled"

Jenifer Papararo

Monika Sosnowska considers the economic shifts following the collapse of Communism in her hometown of Warsaw with painted steel sculptures that resemble twisted vendor stalls. more

Sep 22, 2013 11:34 PM PREVIEWS

RYAN DOHERTY NAMED DIRECTOR/CURATOR The Board of Directors of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery announced today that Marilyn Smith, Executive Director, will retire from the gallery in mid-July. more

Mar 11, 2013 3:22 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

AFTER A SERIES OF HIGH-PROFILE SHOWS, BRENDAN TANG IS GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT BIG THING. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

WITH A 40-YEAR SURVEY OF PAINTING AND PRINT-MAKING AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY, LETHBRIDGE LEGEND BILLY MCCARROLL SHOWS HE’S STILL IN THE GAME. more

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM , PREVIEWS

Kelly Richardson’s new three-channel video installation, Erudition, opens on an alien landscape, where lush trees grow out of a wrinkled desert, and move statically in the wind. more

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

IN THE RUSH TO CREATE ICONIC ARCHITECTURE AND ATTRACT BIG SHOWS, HOW FAR ARE MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES MOVING FROM THEIR CORE PRINCIPLES? PLUS: FOUR REGIONAL GALLERIES MOVE INTO THE FUTURE. more

Dec 31, 2009 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Opposing perspectives led two Lethbridge artists to collaborate. “Our different interactions with nature caused spirited debates,” says Leila Armstrong. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

It hardly mattered that I had already seen some of the mixed-media work featured in this exhibition of shadowy illusions. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

THE DO-IT-YOURSELF DECONSTRUCTIONS OF DAVID DIVINEY. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

As with many large-scale installation pieces, Marie- Josée Laframboise’s mixed-media sculptures must change somewhat to fit diverse gallery spaces. more

Apr 30, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Visual art here is no passing fancy," says Marilyn Smith, Director of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, one of a few institutions in the city devoted to contemporary art. more

Aug 31, 2007 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Find a summer's worth of great gallery destinations, from Sooke to Winnipeg Beach. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

As Chris Cran lets us know in his large painting featuring an anonymous talking head, McIntyre Ranch is... king big! Who better to tell the story in two words than Alberta’s master of wit and art. more

Aug 31, 2005 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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