2014 Exhibitions

Ron Terada: We Will Not Grow Old Together

October 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Project Space

‘We Will Not Grow Old Together’ mimics the display and function of signage and evokes an urban typology that is at once familiar and accessible, while also suggesting an alternate ethos or way of thinking of another time and place. While the work doesn’t behave like typical signage – it…


July 21 - October 5, 2014

Project Space

‘I AM A HOLE IN WALLS OF BUILDINGS’ is an installation which uses sculpture, light, kinetic devices, sound, and re-appropriated objects to create a framework for an emotional and reflective experience. Located in a highly visible yet inaccessible window space, the work depicts a variety of…

Cynthia Girard: Unicorns and Dictators

May 31 - September 7, 2014

At first blush Cynthia Girard’s work is a candy-coated world of animals, birds, and simple political slogans: cute but not threatening. But do not be fooled: Girard uses colour, pattern, and the reassuring forms of small beasts to disarm. On closer look this work deals in class struggle, social…

Beth Stuart: Doubting Thomas

May 31 - September 7, 2014

Doubting Thomas is a constellation of works from Stuart’s unfolding project that considers the difficulty and possibility of mapping geometric abstraction onto the human body. The exhibition is in two parts: the first pulls together recent works that consider these ideas via the diverse discourses…

Yvonne Mullock: HIT & MISS

May 5 - July 13, 2014

Project Space

Adopted as a means to make floor coverings from humble, recycled materials, rug hooking enjoys a long and creative history in Canada. For this exhibition, Calgary-based artist Yvonne Mullock, along with members of the The Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts, will transform Esker’s project space into a…

Tobias Zielony: Vele

January 18 - May 11, 2014

Tobias Zielony’s photo- and video-based series Vele explores the legacy of Le Vele di Scampia, a monumental Brutalist housing complex in northern Naples built by Franz Di Salvo in the 1970s. Originally hailed as a revolution in urban social housing, the complex was subsumed by the Camorra crime…

Cedric Bomford: Concrete Logic

January 18 - May 11, 2014

Known for installations that the artist describes as a mode of “thinking through building”, in which the act of construction is akin to a process of drawing or sketching, Esker Foundation presents Bomford’s Prague Air Vents, a series of large scale photographs that act as both studies of and…

Peter von Tiesenhausen: Experience of the Precisely Sublime

January 18 - May 11, 2014

The title of this exhibition draws from Donald Judd’s idea of an integrated utopia, where art, architecture, and place come together. For Judd, art could only be realized in an ideal location, and as such could only be experienced in this “precisely sublime” setting – an environmental,…