Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Exhibitions

It's that time again - oh yes. New exhibition time! and it will be for the next few weeks as Harcourt House presents the work of two fantastic local artists.

Sherri Chaba: Life-Line
Cynthia Fuhrer: I Make My Own Friends
January 6 – February 12, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday,
January 6 from 7-10 pm
Cynthia Fuhrer artist talk: Thursday, January 6 at 6 pm
Sherri Chaba artist talk: Friday, January 14th at 1:00 pm,
Room 203 at MacEwan Centre for the Arts and Communications, 10045-156 Street, Edmonton

In the Main Gallery, Sherri Chaba presents a sculptural installation sparked by first hand accounts of the impact of industry in northern Alberta. The reclamation and marriage of manufactured and natural materials compose the sculptures in this thought provoking exhibition. Guests are invited to walk through this work and explore the surreal point where nature and industry meet.

In the Front Room Gallery, Cynthia Fuhrer exhibits a new body of work of people who do not exist. This
exhibition grew over an 18 month period when Furher compulsively drew faces, which have since evolved into clay busts.

Fuhrer’s portraits are created with no one in mind and no forethought as to what the faces will look like. These beautifully peculiar busts allow the rawness of the material to show through, yet provide something delicately “human” for viewers to identify with.

Join us for these intriguing shows -- and don't forget about the free artist talks.