I AM WESTERN

June 30 - October 1 - 2017

Fourteen contemporary artists present a post-modern interpretation of the western art genre; deconstructing, reframing, and modernizing the image of who we are now.

Curated by Melissa. E. Cole


LOCATION 1

cSPACE KING EDWARD
1721 29 Avenue SW
Calgary Alberta

HOURS: 8am - 8PM MON-Sat
Closed Sundays


OPENING RECEPTION: 6pm- 9pm
Friday JUNE 30 (Special performances by chris cran, Mitch kern and Terrance Houle) 

FREE ADMISSION

In celebration of cSPACE’s newly opened community artist hub, installations from all fourteen participating artists will fill the expansive hallways of cSPACE King Edward.  Through a significant selection of large installations and 2D work, handpicked artists including Terrance Houle, Heather Benning, Chris Cran, Lyndal Osborne, and Mitch Kern present their unique interpretations of an art genre and culture steeped in romanticism and tradition.

I AM WESTERN seeks to continue the celebration of the West while being inclusive to a changing demographic, landscape, economy and culture. 

JUNE 30 Opening Night PERformances:

Camera Obscura Theatre by CHris Cran and Mitch Kern & BricK Crushing Ceremony by Terrance houle

6-7pm Edge of the Wild II Performance by Mitch Kern
7:30-8pm If These Bricks Could Talk Performance by Terrance Houle
8-9pm And Now Its Personal & The King is Gone Performaby Chris Cran

Camera Obscura Theatre is located in Tent on North side of cSPACE King Edward

 

Location 2

MEDALTA
713 Medalta Avenue SE
Medicine hat alberta

HOURS: 10aM - 4PM TUES/ WED/ FRI
10AM - 7pm Thursday
Closed Sundays and mondays

OPENING RECEPTION: 6PM - 8PM Thursday JUNE 29

FREE ADMISSION

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In addition to the cSPACE King Edward exhibition, artworks by Terrance Houle, Heather Benning, Billie Rae Busby, Tim Moore, Pascale Ouellet, Rosanna Marmont and Kris Weinmann will be shown at the unique Yuill gallery of the former Medalta Pottery Factory.

Feature Artist: Terrance Houle

Performances and ceremonies by renown contemporary artist Terrance Houle in the abandoned IXL brick factory (dates tba) will be captured by film maker Alex Moon and screened throughout exhibition. The factory, closed from the 2010 flooding of the South Saskatchewan River, was likely a site where  his ancestors from the Blood Tribe would have formerly camped and hunted. 'If These Bricks Could Talk' and 'Ghost Days' will address the consequences of colonialism and include a metaphorical re-appropriation of land by crushing and returning bricks into the ground.