2013 Exhibitions

Tyler Los-Jones: The way air hides the sky

December 16, 2013 - March 16, 2014

Project Space

Much of Tyler Los-Jones’ practice is concerned with the way in which we frame nature and insist upon a detachment between it and ourselves: the anthropocentric assumption that we are distinct from it and not intrinsically linked to it, neither physically nor temporally. That nature is Othered to…


September 28 – December 22, 2013

September 28 - December 22, 2013

The thirteen artists in Fiction/Non-fiction challenge mainstream cultural and political narratives by offering transcultural critique through works that propose counterpoints, rhetorical questions, and revisionist statements (often as increasingly abstract forms of representation) to official…

Raymond Boisjoly: (Shadows) & (Reflections)

August 20 - December 8, 2013

Project Space

This photographic work continues the artist’s interest in technological mediation, what happens in the space between sender and receiver, and the provisional character of knowledge. The source material for (Shadows) & (Reflections) is the 1961 film The Exiles, which documents one night in the…

Janet Werner: Another Perfect Day

June 15 - September 6, 2013

Another Perfect Day comprises a snapshot of Janet Werner’s production over the last ten years that is invested in reinterpretations of the historically established practice of portraiture. This collection of work favours a deeply internalized, subjective, and subverted interpretation of generally…

Dagmara Genda: Scenic Route

June 15 – September 6, 2013

June 15 - September 6, 2013

Blending appropriated imagery from nature photographs, coffee table books, calendars, and travel brochures with original drawn and painted elements, Dagmara Genda’s Panorama and Corrupted Animals address clichés of the Canadian landscape. The work is formed using the logic of a jigsaw puzzle:…

Jillian McDonald: Valley of the Deer

June 15 – September 6, 2013

June 15 - September 6, 2013

Incorporating video, performance, and drawing, Jillian McDonald’s work examines popular film genres such as romance and horror in relation to their effect on audiences. Currently focusing on the archetypes and themes found in American horror films, McDonald avoids the use of extreme violence in…

David Hoffos: follower

May 4 - August 4, 2013

Project Space

Esker Foundation commissioned David Hoffos to produce a site-specific, two-channel video, and mixed media installation titled Follower. The video work was filmed in the streets and alleys of Inglewood, Calgary in April 2013.

Splendid Isolation: Olga Chagaoutdinova, Miruna Dragan, Orest Semchishen and George Webber

January 19 – April 21, 2013

January 19 - April 21, 2013

What first began as a project of coincidence and uncanny similarities, a shared attraction to interior styling, the way a subject was positioned, the empty sadness in the photographs of Olga Chagaoutdinova, Miruna Dragan, Orest Semchishen and George Webber, has ended in a collection of still and…