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Brian Flynn – Alberta Vignette – Galleries West

February 11, 2022

BRIAN FLYNN: NO PHOTOS… NO RECORDINGS… NO NOTES… Nickle Galleries, Calgary. To Apr 9 The sombre mood of Brian Flynn’s recent paintings expresses his partial and puzzled witness, as a child, to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. As an artist in middle age, he has expanded his understanding through research into his family history and guarded interviews with members of the resistance. Flynn employs oil paint and photo transfers in figurative works that obscure the identities of his subjects while suggesting the roles they may have played in the heavily occupied border town of Forkhill, County Armagh.

GW Staff

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The thread of uncertainty: Calgary artist addresses perils of the modern world with new exhibit – Calgary Herald

February 3, 2022

Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald talks with artist Sandra Sawatzky about her new embroidered art work exploring “the stories that keep us awake at night.”

Eric Volmers

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The Age of Uncertainty – CBC Homestretch

February 2, 2022

CBC Allison Dempster interviews Sandra Sawatzky about her new exhibition, The Age of Uncertainty. Image: Sandra Sawatzky, Climate Change (detail), 2021. Photo: John Dean.

Allison Dempster

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The Age of Uncertainty – Artists and Climate Change

January 24, 2022

The Age of Uncertainty asks multiple unthinkable questions simultaneously: about money, war, corruption, over-consumption, climate change, exploitation of natural resources, artificial intelligence, and electronic surveillance.

Joan Sullivan

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Money Zoo exhibition explores historical use of animals as money and animals portrayed on money – UCalgary News

January 19, 2022

The new exhibition at Nickle Galleries, Money Zoo: Fantastic Beasts in the History of Money, highlights the importance of animals in the human world. Our link with natural creatures is timeless and enduring.

Nickle Galleries Staff

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Mary Shannon Will – Bordercrossings

January 18, 2022

A stunning exhibition, “Mary Shannon Will: People, Places and Things” surveyed the Calgary artist’s luminous work across five decades and several media.

Review by Nancy Tousley

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Truth and consequences: UCalgary’s Nickle Galleries tackles contemporary identity and conflict – UCalgary News

January 14, 2022

Challenges to global order and fallout from colonial occupation are being addressed on campus this winter in two new visual art exhibitions.

Nickle Galleries Staff

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Historical artifacts meet modern tech – Canadian Coin News

January 11, 2022

At the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries, Coleman worked throughout the pandemic alongside collections specialist Marina Fischer and technology specialist Jed Baker to experiment with photogrammetry, which is used in mapping, archaeology and 3D modelling

By Jesse Robitaille

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Weavers and War – Galleries West

October 13, 2021

Do Afghan war rugs counter oppression or serve the souvenir market? Shazia Hafiz Ramji considers 'Tensile Strength: Weavers and War' at the Founders’ Gallery in Calgary.

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Commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks – UCalgary News

September 10, 2021

Exhibitions in UCalgary’s Founders’ Gallery chronicle Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan and explore how a longstanding Afghan art form evolved post-9/11

Jennifer Sowa

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