Since opening its doors to the public in 1979, Nickle Galleries has benefited from the generosity of countless individuals who have donated precious art objects, time, and occasionally, funds. Each new arrival not only expands the collections, they help to rejuvenate them—facilitating new connections and narratives. Speaking Notes introduces a selection of recent donations and purchases, and promises of stories to come.
Carpet, wool, Kurdish, circa 1900. Photograph: Dave Brown.
PRESSED: FOUR DECADES OF PRINTS BY D. HELEN MACKIE, RCA
Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017
In 2017, University of Calgary Alumna and printmaker Helen Mackie gifted Nickle Galleries an outstanding legacy--one of every print series she created over a studio career of more than four decades. PRESSED presents a tantalizing selection of her wonderful gift.
Thistle Crown, 1989, ed.20, woodblock/paper, 24 x 18.5 inches