Alongside our Main Space and ProjEx Room shows, we have a new Community Gallery show opening this week: i see you pan, curated by Brad Necyk showcases video art from the University of Alberta’s drawing & intermedia department—students, recent alumni, and staff.
Our community gallery programming is made possible in part by sponsorship from Capital Power. Join us Friday for our first opening reception!
We’re excited to announce a collaboration with the KULE Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Alberta—performances by Marilyn Arsem and Paul Couillard at Latitude 53.
Image: “earth and oranges”, durational performance by Marilyn Arsem at the Fem_12 International Festival of Performance, Girona, Spain in December 2012. Photo by Ana Rita Rodrigues.
A great group out this afternoon for the opening reception for “Future So Bright”—photographs by students at the Boyle Street Education Centre with artist Tim Folkmann, part of our community gallery programming. Come out and see the show before the end of the month!
Right now in the gallery, we have a project by students of the Boyle Street Education Centre with artist Tim Folkmann—up until 29 March as part of Latitude 53’s community gallery programming, supported by Capital Power.
Join us for an opening reception Tuesday 12 March at 2:30 pm.
Up now in the Community Gallery: Shadows, the 2012 Gateway Art Show. We’re open Saturdays from 12–5, so come take a look today.
Also opening tomorrow, in the Community Gallery, is What’s Your Message, by students from Ecole St. Marguerite D’Youville in St. Albert. Here’s what teacher Pam Wilman sent us about the project:
In our modern world individuals convey their messages using a variety of media. Technology is a vital aspect of material culture in Canada and youth relay their messages on Facebook, text messaging, talking on cell phones and by documenting their activities using digital images sent to their friends and family instantly via their cells. The inspiration for digital media is found in the nonmaterial culture or the values, beliefs and norms of our society.
Handcrafted messenger bags made from reclaimed items and embellished with multiple materials convey individual messages repeated in the photographic images. This installation represents the experience of creating a tangible item as process for creating the digital representation of that tactile or physical experience. Themes ranging from popular culture to organic images, inspired by nature, illustrate students’ voices and cultural values; the digital images extend these messages. The purpose of this exhibition is to show how nonmaterial cultural inspires material culture.
The show includes work by Taylor Bengert, Jill Campbell, Amy Dittrich, Thomas Fenton, Megan Hebert, Katie Henderson, Lauren Henderson, Spenser Kantor, Michaela Kryger, Rebecca Lazarenko, Mikayla Loewen, Kayla MacIsaac, Kaleigh McLagan, Emily McNamara, Jaclyn Repchuk, Sarah Shillabeer, Megan Vale , Brianna Wilson and Kayla Zimmerman with teachers Pam Wilman and Laurie Petersen.
This week you can vote for Latitude 53 on the Aviva Community Fund: we’re planning big things for our Community Gallery space this year!
The Community Gallery exists as a place for groups and individuals to have a space to exhibit their art projects. The Community Gallery is a special part of the programming at Latitude 53 as it encourages multiple points of entry for everyone to experience contemporary art, which is one of Latitude’s core values. We plan to use the Aviva Community Fund, to sponsor a year of programs in this space, establishing the maximum impact our organization has on the greater Edmonton community.
Aviva awards $1,000,000 each year to community projects selected by voters on their website—you can vote once every day. So send us a click!
Our next shows open this Friday: Andrea Williamson in the ProjEx Room and DRAWn Together in the Community Gallery. Check out our website for a little more—and watch for more on our other October show from Margaret Dragu and Freya Björg Olafson soon!