Closer Look: Investigating the Every Day

May 17, 2019 - July 20, 2019

Curated by Christine Sowiak from the collection of Nickle Galleries


During the summer of 2019, Nickle Galleries will hold three concurrent exhibitions featuring the collections of Nickle Galleries. Money and Calgary: The City’s History of Numismatics features the museum’s outstanding numismatics collection, while Closer Look (in the upper galleries) and Bridges (main floor gallery) are formed from the collection of art. These two shows concentrate on new and recent acquisitions – in particular how they relate or connect with works already in the collection.


Specifically, Closer Look: Investigating the Every Day brings together works that spring from the quotidian – the objects, environments and cultural surroundings that we fail to see because they are so integrated into our daily existence. Construction and urban renewal, garbage and newspapers, rap music and firearms. The artists included take a closer look at the everyday and ask why things are as they are?

Photo Gallery