Whyte Museum of the canadian rockies
February 4 - April 2
Opening Reception February 4, 7:00 PM
O Canada (I'm Sorry)
Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft is no stranger to thought provoking work. The tabletop tableaus that she creates and then skillfully photographs evoke emotions that range from whimsical and amusing to controversial and disturbing.
This exhibition is selected from four bodies of Thorneycroft’s work that deal with Canadian identity, culture and history. It explores the relationship between the Canadian landscape and national identity by incorporating iconic animals, imagery and personalities.
Cowboys of the Americas
Now based in New York City, Luis Fabini was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In his twenties, Luis Fabini became fascinated with the working relationship between man and horse. Since 2004, Fabini has immersed himself in cowboy culture as he travels through North and South America.
His photographs reveal the cowboy who lives in silence and solitude; the interconnectedness of the men with the land; and a traditional way of life that exists on the outskirts of society but also vividly in our imagination.
Through the Lens: 20th Anniversary
Through the Lens is a four-month extracurricular photography program for students from Banff Community High School, Canmore Collegiate High School and Morley Community School. For 20 years, the program has immersed students in the creative process of traditional and digital photography, encouraging participants to experiment and learn about themselves, their community and the exciting medium of visual communication.
Each year students are involved in field trips, darkroom demonstrations, critiques, portrait workshops and presentations by exhibiting photographers. At the end of each program, students work is exhibited at the Whyte Museum. Through the Lens is a partnership with the Canadian Rockies Public Schools and the Stoney Education Authority.