News: 2019

Contemporary Art Map, Calgary, 2019

 This art map celebrates the important contributions that artist-run centres, commercial galleries, creative spaces, and institutions are making to the cultural life of Calgary. This self-guided tour, designed for both visitors and locals, provides a comprehensive overview of Calgary’s diverse and vibrant contemporary art community and invites you to experience it firsthand.

» Contemporary Art Map, Calgary

‘Circumpolar Art’- feature review in Galleries West Magazine, by Dick Averns

 ‘Timely and compelling work by Indigenous artists from the North reflects on language, sovereignty and the land’ by 

“It won’t always be the case that art from the uppermost hemisphere makes you feel on top of the world, but it’s hard not to leave this show without feelings of solicitude. Come for the art and stay for the journey: it’ll take you outside of yourself and positively transport you to places you need to care about.”

» Link to article: Galleries West

Calgary Herald – Glenna Cardinal

» Calgary Herald

CBC news – Glenna Cardinal

Indigenous artist laments loss of land to ring road with art installation.

» CBC news

CBC The Homestretch: Interview with Glenna Cardinal

“The land that I grew up on is gone, it has been totally flattened… and gone. Alot of what I feel is for the land, for the animals, for the plants, and birds. Everything that is a huge part of who I am, and what my family lived there with.” – Glenna Cardinal.

Glenna Cardinal interview on CBC – The Homestretch
Aired: March 14, 2019 07:31

‘Tsuut’ina Nation artist Glenna Cardinal has created a new art installation that explores her loss of home. The land she grew up on is now being developed as part of the SW ring road. Her installation is called “mourning home” and is on display at the Esker Foundation in partnership with TRUCK Contemporary Art.’

» CBC Homestretch Interview

Canadian Art: Anna Torma at Esker Foundation

“What from a distance look like loose sketches and doodles were actually tightly controlled, richly textured surfaces – Torma’s revolt, in her skill, of modernist dogma around medium-specificity and of a view to the historically discrete and hierarchical categories of art and craft.”

– Erin Silver, P141, Winter 2019. Canadian Art Magazine.

» Canadian Art