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2017

MIND THE GAP

Thursday, April 20, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017

MIND THE GAP is the 2017 Department of Art graduating exhibition organized and curated by students participating in the Honors Program. It presents a variety of artistic works that these students have produced over the course of the year.

Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

John Hall: Travelling Light A forty-five-year survey of paintings

Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017

John Hall is renowned as a painter of detailed, highly realistic works that reflect his travel, relationships and stuff of life.

HOME ECONOMICS 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs

Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Saturday, April 8, 2017

HOME ECONOMICS: 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs explores the evolution, creative and social dimensions of hooked rugs.

2016

Robin Arseneault: ONLOOKERS

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

With ONLOOKERS, Robin Arseneault explores found material, fabricates objects and constructs images.

Image:
Robin Arseneault
ONLOOKERS (detail)(2016)
courtesy of the artist

DaveandJenn: A Natural History of Islands

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

DaveandJenn: A Natural History of Islands presents recent sculpture, a way of working that departs from their earlier landscape paintings.

Image:
Exhibition catalogue cover.

GENERATIONS: 50 YEARS OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

Friday, September 23, 2016 to Saturday, December 17, 2016

'Generations: Fifty Years of Art at the University and Beyond' will reflect on the U of C Art Department as a creative generator.

Image:
Jason Frizzel
I Looked in the Back So I Know How it Ends, n.d.

2016 Master of Fine Arts Group Exhibition

Friday, September 2, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

Group exhibition of MFA graduating students.

Closing reception Thursday September 29, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions

Monday, August 8, 2016 to Friday, August 26, 2016

MFA Thesis Exhibitions of Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Anne Procter, Vince Allen Kogut, Blake Chorley.

Closing reception Thursday August 25, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Being There: Mentors and Memories

Friday, June 24, 2016 to Friday, July 29, 2016

'Being There' offers a selection of works that span William Laing's career in ‘conversation’ with works from the permanent collection of Nickle Galleries.

Image: William Laing, Terrain of the Domestic #4, 2001, silkscreen. Collection of Nickle Galleries.

Trans Trans

Friday, May 27, 2016 to Friday, June 10, 2016

Trans Trans: Transgender Histories Between Germany and the United States, 1882-1966

Money Through the Ages

Thursday, May 26, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016

Money has a long history. Its development took thousands of years across the world. It has taken many different forms, from natural objects, to scarce metals and paper to virtual money.

be-ing

Friday, April 15, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition

Featuring works by Marina DiMaio, Carlie Mitchell, Melissa Patrinack, and Andrea Rizzuti

Opening Reception: Thursday April 21, 5-8pm

Dan Hudson: 360 and Other Journeys

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016

The Nickle Galleries presents recent video installations and media works by Dan Hudson. Hudson creates contemplative art projects that position the socio-political context of everyday life within the depth of time and the vastness of the cosmos.

Eric + Mia: New Maps of Paradise

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Maps of Paradise will chart, in an intentionally ambiguous fashion, the creative practices of Calgary artists Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton.

Laura Vickerson: The Between

Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, April 2, 2016

Laura Vickerson’s practice has long been drawn from the stuff of life – discarded objects and materials that were at one time a part of everyday experiences.

2015

Games for Life: Canadian Inuit Prints and Carvings from the Collection of Nickle Galleries

Friday, December 18, 2015 to Sunday, May 1, 2016

This exhibition invites viewers to reconsider the balance of work and play in our lives, and reminds us that it's okay, even necessary, to have fun.

In the Window Gallery, Nickle Galleries

John Chalke: Surface Tension

Thursday, October 15, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

John Chalke’s ‘clay paintings’ are conceptual ceramic works that dance between sculpture and painting.  Inspired by the landscape of southwestern Alberta no less than its local clay, minerals, textures, and fissures, Chalke’s works are richly textured.  Surface Tension draws on public and privat

Ron Moppett: SCULPTUR(AL)

Thursday, September 24, 2015 to Saturday, December 19, 2015

As a painter, Ron Moppett is known as a brilliant colourist and highly intellectual painter, one that approaches painting as a series of propositions.

2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, August 13, 2015 to Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nickle Galleries continues its commitment to the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Art by hosting the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition.

Exhibiting MFA candidates for 2015 are Kevin J. Mellis, Derrick Hoekstra and Jorge Esteban Zapata Garces.

From the Collection: Abstraction in Canada, the 1950s and 60s

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

The permanent collection of Nickle Galleries is home to more than 6000 works of art, with a particular focus on the art of western Canada and Alberta, and the Nickle regularly curates exhibitions from the collection that show its depth and breadth.

Ron Thom and the Allied Arts

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Friday, August 21, 2015

Ron Thom and the Allied Arts explores the evolution of west coast architect Ron Thom from his beginnings as an artist/protégé of Jack Shadbolt and Bert Binning.

2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, April 23, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015

The Nickle Galleries continues its commitment to the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Department of Art by hosting the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. 

Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North North America

Sunday, February 1, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015

Comprising of more than 100 artworks by 62 artists and collectives from across the country, Oh Canada will be presented at Nickle Galleries, Esker Foundation, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and Glenbow.

Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920

Thursday, January 15, 2015 to Saturday, April 4, 2015

Money, Sovereignty and Power examines the issue of sovereignty and how it was portrayed on currency by a series of ideologically driven governments in the Ukraine between 1917 and 1920.  Created by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (

2014

Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala

Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ancestry and Artistry explores the rich textile culture of the Maya of Guatemala.

Made in Calgary: The 2000s

Friday, September 19, 2014 to Saturday, December 13, 2014

Made in Calgary is a five-part exhibition series organized by Calgary’s Glenbow that has explored the character of Calgary's artistic community from 1960 to 2010.

Striking Images: Hellenistic Portraits in the Nickle Coin Collection

Thursday, February 27, 2014 to Friday, March 7, 2014

Portraits on modern coins are so standard that we rarely give them a second glance. While these images have their roots in the ancient world, it was only during the Hellenistic Period (ca. 323-32 BC) the tradition of coin portraits fully developed.

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Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
February 21, 2017 - 12:30 pm to February 21, 2017 - 12:30 pm
MIND THE GAP is the 2017 Department of Art graduating exhibition organized and curated by students participating in the Honors Program. It presents a variety of artistic works that these students have produced over the course of the year. PROGRAM:        5pm-6pm: Mingle, food and look at exhibition6pm-6:40pm: Speeches6:40pm-8pm: Mingle and look at exhibition
Date & Time:
March 2, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm
In this talk, Dr. Dawson will discuss how reality capture technologies are being harnessed to help digitally preserve these important sites in light of such threats, making them "virtually" accessible to the general public. Image: Fort Conger, The Barrel Hoop Ring from the Northeast, http://archive.cyark.org/the-barrel-hoop-ring-from-the-northeast-media
Date & Time:
March 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 9, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Lorenzo Fusi will discuss public art in Calgary and beyond. Image: Wonderland, Jaume Plensa, 2012
Date & Time:
March 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 16, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Tour Home Economics:  150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs with Nickle curator, Michele Hardy. Image: Hooked rug with polar bears, Grenfell Mission, Newfoundland and Labrador, after 1916, Gift of Ginny Sloan, Textile Museum of Canada.
Date & Time:
March 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 23, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Giuseppe Di Leo is an artist and faculty member with Dawson College in Montreal.  He will discuss how the recent interdisciplinary project, ‘Anatolian Rugs; Spirited Reflections,' a provided Dawson students with a profound opportunity for engagement, community building, and creativity. Co-sponsored with the New Calgary Rug and Textile Club.