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

What We’re Reading — December 13, 2018

Glenbow In the News Galleries West: The Glenbow weaves complex stories as it explores real and imagined views of the North from the 19th century.Galleries West: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal explores the role of the Jingle Dress dance in Indigenous healing Calgary Arts Calgary Herald:  City council’s bold investment in the arts will elevate Calgary when we need … Continue reading What We’re Reading — December 13, 2018

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

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