Conversing with Cave

Glenbow News caught up with Nick Cave the day before his exhibition, Nick Cave: Feat, officially opened to the public. The 60-year-old Chicago based artist was in Calgary to install his exhibition and had just finished his last task of the day – placing 500 freshly-pressed hand towels into a tall and precarious stack, draped … Continue reading Conversing with Cave

An Attraction to the Discarded – An interview between Kent Merriman Jr. & Nancy Tousley

Kent Merriman Jr. is the Calgary-based emerging artist featured in the 9th installment of Glenbow's ongoing One New Work series, curated by award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator Nancy Tousley. This interview between Nancy and Kent was conducted in May 2019 in preparation for the exhibition. If you are inspired and want … Continue reading An Attraction to the Discarded – An interview between Kent Merriman Jr. & Nancy Tousley

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

Art News Roundup — June 17, 2019

A trio of stories with Glenbow connections captured our attention this week. Whether directly related to our exhibitions and events (Nick Cave) or tangentially (Beothuk opera), it's great to see these artists and artworks making waves in the media. Last month, he was featured in Vogue after appearing at an SFMOMA bash, this month Nick … Continue reading Art News Roundup — June 17, 2019