Tuesday, November 16, 2010

End 2010 with (sir)rogates and Foldy Books of Death

Julian Forrest: (sir)rogates
Ian Forbes: Foldy Books of Death
November 25 – December 18, 2010

Opening reception: Thursday, November 25 from 7-10 pm
Ian Forbes artist talk: Saturday, Nove
mber 27 at 2 pm

Well, 2010 is quickly coming to a close that means it's time for our last exhibitions of the season - and a couple of great exhibitions we have...

In the Main Gallery we are excited to exhibit one of our very own local artists, Julian Forrest. Julian is a professor at the University of Alberta and maintains his studio on site at Harcourt House Art Centre.

His exhibition, (sir)rogates, presents a playful yet poignant look at masculinity and issues that arise in migratory oil-rich centres, like Edmonton. It offers viewers a chance to contemplate Alberta’s continually evolving landscape.

This is the first time this body of work will be exhibited - so check it out.

Gracing the wall of the Front Room Gallery, Harcourt House Art Centre presents Ian Forbes. Although Ian currently resides in Vancouver he has some meaningful ties to Edmonton as an MFA grad from the University of Alberta.

Ian brings to us a body of work that began “almost by accident” in the spring of 2008. The Foldy Books of Death (FBoD) are a series of accordion-style books that string together the random sketches and doodles typically relegated to the pages of a sketchbook.

The FBoD's
are loaded with much to explore, which you can do on Saturday, November 27 at 2 pm while sitting in on Ian's artist talk.