Cosmic Career: A Gathie Falk Primer

Glenbow's Cosmos exhibition features enchanting paintings of the night sky by ninety-year-old Vancouver based artist Gathie Falk. These whimsical paintings are well-known and widely collected, representing a significant part of Falk’s interdisciplinary output. Perhaps what is less well-known is Falk’s incredible life story, and her contribution as one of Canada’s most radical and pioneering artists … Continue reading Cosmic Career: A Gathie Falk Primer

Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

Margaret Nazon's Bright Lights, Green City Nebula and its interstellar source of inspiration. (Slide the bar to compare images.) Since 2009, artist Margaret Nazon of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. has been producing incredible beaded artworks of celestial objects from the deepest recesses of space. Inspired by images found online that were taken by the Hubble space telescope, Nazon's … Continue reading Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

This past September, Glenbow had the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Sarah Todd as our new Art Curator. Prior to this position, Sarah, who has a wealth of curatorial experience across Canada, had served as Glenbow’s Adult Programming Coordinator, introducing such successful events as our Art Baby Tours and the Salon Series. She also … Continue reading Meet the Curator: Sarah Todd

A Personal Journey Through the Solar System

The exhibition Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson, takes us on a journey through space through the work of three contemporary Canadian artists. In this post, Calgary-born, Düsseldorf-based painter Erik Olson describes the inspiration and approach to his cosmic art, and takes us on a quick tour of our nearest neighbours in space, the … Continue reading A Personal Journey Through the Solar System