Curator Q + A – Katie Delmez on Nick Cave: Feat.

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave wears many hats, and wears them all extremely well. As a sculptor, painter, dancer, performance artist, video and installation artist, his creations are boundary-eradicating explosions of form, colour and meaning. Cave’s most famous creation, the Soundsuit, is a kind of wearable sculpture. They are larger than life and richly textured, often … Continue reading Curator Q + A – Katie Delmez on Nick Cave: Feat.

Making The Art of Resilience

We can thank renowned Kainai artist Faye Heavyshield for inadvertently kick-starting the process that led to the making of our current exhibition, The Art of Resilience. A few years ago, Heavyshield approached Glenbow about having a group of children visit the museum’s Indigenous Studies collection area to look at objects related to their heritage and, … Continue reading Making The Art of Resilience

A Nick Cave Primer

Nick Cave has people talking (and writing and filming). A bonafide "rockstar" of the art world, the 60-year-old Chicago-based artist has been wowing audiences for decades with his creations: immersive mixed-media supernovas of colour, form and, when you scratch the surface, profound messaging. In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at Glenbow, Nick Cave: Feat. — … Continue reading A Nick Cave Primer

Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior

If you've paid a visit to Glenbow in the months since the Christian Dior exhibition opened, you’re likely quite familiar with Svetlana Lloyd, whose visage greets visitors coming in from both the 8th and 9th Avenue entrances to the museum. This image of Lloyd, famously taken by photographer William Klein in 1957, has also appeared … Continue reading Svetlana Lloyd: The Face of Dior

Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson

Graeme Patterson is a Saskatchewan-born, New Brunswick-based artist whose practice focuses on stop motion animation and multimedia sculptural installations. While travelling around Canada in 2008, Patterson started work on The Puppet Collective (Edition I) – a series of puppets based on 50 random people. Driven by an interest in people watching and figurative sculpture, Patterson … Continue reading Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson