While stories are most often told through oral tradition or written form, they have also been “told” visually for thousands of years. Some of the oldest examples of art tell the stories of heroes, gods and legends of the past. Here in Alberta petroglyphs have served as a means of communication and storytelling for generations of indigenous people. Storytelling is central to nearly every culture and can bridge language, time and generational divides.
Storytellers, the latest exhibition in the Borealis Gallery, comprises 25 individual artworks from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) collection, each of which tells a complete story. The exhibition explores moments in time, relationships, action and story.
Storytellers showcases Alberta artists and involves a number of different perspectives, media and approaches to Albertan identity. Visitors will explore the idea of storytelling through contemporary artworks which embody the traditional literary elements of setting, character, point of view and action. The exhibition focuses on contemporary Alberta artists who embody a narrative in visual form.
Groups of 10 or more are asked to contact the visitor reservation line at 780.427.7362 to make arrangements.
Curated by Shane Golby and featuring artwork from:
Derek Besant, Bernard Bloom, Annora Brown, Jeff Burgess, Robert Carmichael, Dawn Detarando, Gerry Dotto, Chris Flodberg, Vera Greenwood, Mark D. Hobden, Roy Kiyooka, Vivian Lindoe, Helen Mackie, Walter May, Theodore Nelson, Stanford Perrott, Jacque Rioux, Cliff Robinson, Harry Savage, Trig Singer, Chris Saruk Reid, Mark Traficante, George Webber and Bruce Wilshire.
Media inquiries: Danielle Antoniuk, Communications
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