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Address: 10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9

Current Exhibitions

Opening Reception: Friday August 11, 2017. 7PM – 9PM

How do we respond to a global crisis of our own making? In GIVE UP AND PARTY, Morgan Wedderspoon brings together found objects and borrowed text to inquire into the relationship between the human subject and the changing climate in a time of anthropogenic global warming. Drawing from a list of eight responses to crisis from Margaret Atwood’s Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, Wedderspoon uses chance operations and assemblage to create a suite of prints and a bookwork of collage poetry. This project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.

Morgan Wedderspoon is an artist and teacher living in Edmonton, Alberta. Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Wedderspoon is a graduate of Queen’s University (2009) and holds a Master of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Alberta (2016). She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with print works in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Egypt and China. She teaches printmaking at the University of Alberta and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP).

Opening Reception: Friday August 11, 2017. 7PM – 9PM

In an ongoing quest to be near bodies of water, these images were gathered over the last three years. Locations of shoots varied between a set of neglected Alberta lakes and sulfurous streams of roadside debris. Shot through water, the subjects are the life forms found beneath the surface. These hardy survivors exist where the land and water meet, where the remnants of human interaction and water intersect. The life forms are prevailing, often amongst garbage, runoff, and the excrement of tourism. The allure of these waterscapes was the magnitude of change and uncertainty. Each visit had an altered shoreline, sometimes dried up, sometimes full again and occasionally with a new shade of algae. Impermanence was the norm, dismantling the illusion of abundance and the narrative of lasting security.

Leanne Olson is a photographer living in Edmonton. She completed a BA in Film Studies at the University of Alberta and has maintained a photography practice since 110 film was around. Olson also has a community arts role, in her position as a lead artist at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and through multiple community art projects with artists at the Bissell Centre in Edmonton. For the last few years Olson has been exhibiting work with a water life theme. Her practice has centered on documenting impermanence and adaption to changing environmental conditions. Accompanying her on most shoots are her two canine companions named Harriet and Ruby.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday 12 – 6 pm
Wednesday 12— 6 pm
Thursday 12 – 7 pm
Friday 12 – 5 pm
Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Gallery Address

10123 – 121 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5N 3W9

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