February 4 - March 4
Opening Reception February 4, 2:00 PM
Vikky Alexander, Iain Baxter, Fred Herzog, Geoffrey James, and Danny Singer
Making Pictures is a group exhibition featuring selected works ranging from Fred Herzog's, Geoffrey James' and Iain Baxter's poignant and perceptive records of street life, urban settings, and unique architectural sites, through to Vikky Alexander's seductive and ironic critiques of consumer culture, and Danny Singer's renderings of main streets in prairie towns meticulously composed with their trompe l'oeil effects suggesting architectural models of small-town streetscapes. Many of these works are being shown to Calgary audiences for the first time. While the genre of photography collectively unites these works, the approaches employed by each artist varies, and we hope that the exhibition precipitates discussion not only about the content of the work, but also about the how each work was made.
In the Viewing Room
In anticipation of Evan Penny's solo exhibition Ask Your Body, curated by Michael Short and to be held at the Chiesa di San Samuele (San Marco) Venice during la Biennale di Venezia from May to November 2017, TrépanierBaer is pleased to present new and recent work by Evan Penny in our Viewing Room.
Anchoring this exhibition of sculptures and photographs is Male Torso Model, 2016, a model for a larger sculpture that will be shown in Venice. Male Torso Model is inspired from a 1st-2nd century A.D. Roman Rosso Antico marble fragment of a centaur in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The rendition to be shown at the Chiesa San Samuele will be larger-than-life, a massive monument of human form.