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Esker Foundation Gallery

Timely and compelling work by Indigenous artists from the North reflects on language, sovereignty and the land. Read more

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Artist plays with perception by shifting relationships between figure and ground. Read more

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Three thematically linked video installations explore transcendental experiences in futuristic societies. Read more

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The MacKenzie Art Gallery is bringing the work of internationally recognized artist Agnes Martin to her home province of Saskatchewan with the opening of  Agnes Martin: The mind knows what the eye has not seen. 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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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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The Hamilton-born, Paris-based artist will realize an open-air installation in Randall’s Island Park, exploring freedom of movement and architectures of exclusion, tentatively titled "Shady." 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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"A Very Long Line" by artist collective Postcommodity is an immersive four-channel video and sound installation comprised of four screens of moving images featuring desert landscapes, framed by the constant presence of a fence. Read more

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Calgary-based artist Jason de Haan was due for greater recognition at home when the Esker Foundation stepped up with a solo show. Read more

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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. Read more

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Iraqi-born, New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal’s "168:01" features a makeshift library filled with empty white books. Read more

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Colleen Heslin, “Needles and Pins,” 2016, installation at Esker Foundation

John Dean

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. Read more

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Celia Perrin Sidarous, "Folding fan, hands, Venus, geode and hairstyle," 2015

Courtesy of the artist and Parisian Laundry, Montreal

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. Read more

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"Boreal (detail)"

Photo: Sue Wribcan.

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. Read more

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If you didn’t get to the vast survey of contemporary Canadian art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, organized by American curator Denise Markonish in 2012, there’s now an opportunity to see it in Western Canada. Read more

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From "Holding Our Breath"

Photo by Henri Robideau, grunt gallery.

Adrian Stimson’s installation "Sandbox" is chilling. The Saskatoon-based artist, a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta, has created an ordinary-looking children’s sandbox. 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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Esker Foundation Gallery 'Nest'

Photo Credit: Kasian Architecture Interior

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. Read more

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"Panorama"

Photo: Robert McNair; courtesy of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

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. Read more

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