Jennifer Rudder Guest Curator of Mary Anne Barkhouse, Le reve aux loups


Mary Anne Barkhouse, Le reve aux loups, Guest curated by Jennifer Rudder

September 16 – December 22, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, September 15, 6-10pm

 
DateFriday, September 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

403-930-2490

Cost

Email

info@eskerfoundation.com

Website

http://eskerfoundation.com/exhibition/mary-anne-barkhouse/

Location

Esker Foundation Fourth Floor, 1011 - 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB

The artistic practice of Mary Anne Barkhouse is deeply engaged with environmental and indigenous issues and incorporates in a central role a visual iconography of animals. Barkhouse situates her work between the two worlds of the human and the natural and employs the beaver, raven, wolf, and coyote as symbols of the ability to adapt, persist, regenerate, and repair throughout endless environmental incursions. Her skilled handling of traditional sculptural materials such as wood, bronze, porcelain, metal, and glass bring both a refined sensibility and serious tone to her often-playful installations. The works reflect on our skewed experience of nature as a resource for human needs rather than as an ecosystem with its own intrinsic value.

In Le rêve aux loups (The Dream of Wolves), Barkhouse invokes the animal inhabitants of the land and the flamboyant interiors of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, in artworks that reveal the transitory nature of empire, and highlight both the triumphs and betrayal that delineate history north of the 49th parallel.

Le rêve aux loups originated at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto.

 

 

 



Mary Anne Barkhouse, Le reve aux loups poster.  text and image of a sculpture of a dog
DateFriday, September 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Phone

403-930-2490

Cost

Email

info@eskerfoundation.com

Website

http://eskerfoundation.com/exhibition/mary-anne-barkhouse/

Location

Esker Foundation Fourth Floor, 1011 - 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB

Join us for beer and pizza as we get inspired by industry makers! Creatives take the stage to walk us through their recent work in our Meet Your Maker speaker series hosted by ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design). Arrive early to grab a drink and slice before the talks and stay after for the social.  
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Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
A curatorial project by Lamont Abramczyk as part of his OCADU CRCP undergraduate thesis
Join Nicole Collins and the Toronto Shape-Note Singers for an introduction to shape-note singing from The Sacred Harp tradition that inspired the sound element in Furthest Boundless. The “sacred harp” is the human voice, which combines in this practice into a four-part acapella harmony of hymns and anthems, in an inclusive, non-denominational musical event.
Senate meetings are open to the university community. 
Are you looking to protect your ideas? The Office of Research and Innovation will be an hosting an intellectual property workshop 
Digital Futures: Summer Employment + For-Credit Placement
Empowering Creative Researchers at the Toronto Public Library with Irene Gotz, Librarian at TPL’s Toronto Reference Library. Learn about arts specific resources and services available at the Toronto Public Library. Bring your OCAD U ID and get signed up for a Toronto Public Library card!
Tony Matelli, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, The Sunshine Eaters, will speak about his art practice.
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

The artistic practice of Mary Anne Barkhouse is deeply engaged with environmental and indigenous issues and incorporates in a central role a visual iconography of animals. Barkhouse situates her work between the two worlds of the human and the natural and employs the beaver, raven, wolf, and coyote as symbols of the ability to adapt, persist, regenerate, and repair throughout endless environmental incursions. Her skilled handling of traditional sculptural materials such as wood, bronze, porcelain, metal, and glass bring both a refined sensibility and serious tone to her often-playful installations. The works reflect on our skewed experience of nature as a resource for human needs rather than as an ecosystem with its own intrinsic value.

In Le rêve aux loups (The Dream of Wolves), Barkhouse invokes the animal inhabitants of the land and the flamboyant interiors of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, in artworks that reveal the transitory nature of empire, and highlight both the triumphs and betrayal that delineate history north of the 49th parallel.

Le rêve aux loups originated at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto.

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
Esker Foundation Fourth Floor, 1011 - 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB
Website: 
http://eskerfoundation.com/exhibition/mary-anne-barkhouse/
Email: 
info@eskerfoundation.com
Phone: 
403-930-2490
Cost: 
Mary Anne Barkhouse, Le reve aux loups poster.  text and image of a sculpture of a dog
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