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John Chalke: Surface Tension

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

Organized by Nickle Galleries, curated by Michele Hardy with catalogue essay by Amy Gogarty.

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 private collections from across Canada to explore the horses and cows, bottles and broken crockery, aerial views and archaeology of Chalke’s personal iconography. 

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibition Events: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Address

410 University Court N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-7234
Fax: 403-210-3075
nickle@ucalgary.ca

Upcoming Events

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,'  provided Dawson students with a profound opportunity for engagement, community building, and creativity. Co-sponsored with the New Calgary Rug and Textile Club.
Date & Time:
March 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm to March 30, 2017 - 1:00 pm
This lecture will explore the roots of folkloristics as a coherent professional discipline. Image:  An illustration of La chasse-galerie (The Flying Canoe) by Henri Julien, from a popular Quebec folktale.
Date & Time:
April 5, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 5, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Explore the exhibition Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World with Nickle collection specialist for numismatics, Marina Fischer
Date & Time:
April 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 6, 2017 - 1:00 pm
University of Calgary architect, Jane Ferrabee, will talk about the opportunities and challenges associated with public art on campus. Image: Untitled (detail), “Prairie Chicken,” George Norris, 1975.  Photo by Dave Brown.
Date & Time:
April 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm to April 13, 2017 - 1:00 pm
Join students from Museum and Heritage Studies to learn about their recent practicum experiences.