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Esker Foundation Proudly Presents: "Legends of the Trans" A Solo Exhibition of New Photographic Work by Vivek Shraya

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Vivek Shraya: Legends of the Trans 18 October 2021 to 6 February 2022 This new photographic work, inspired by the 1994 film Legends of the Fall, continues Vivek Shraya’s queering of performance, photography, and storytelling to reflect an open-ended and ever-evolving notion of herself and the immense value of non-conforming role models. Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Produced in part with support from the Esker Foundation Commission Fund.

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
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Vivek Shraya, "Legends of the Trans,"2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya, Legends of the Trans, 2021. On view at the Esker Foundation Project Space until 6 February. Photo by: John Dean.
Vivek Shraya. Photography by Vanessa Heins.

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Fall Exhibitions 2021: RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting brings together artists who address questions of diaspora from diverse perspectives, methodologies, and aesthetic languages. Featuring 27 artists living and working across Canada, the US, and the UK, the exhibition explores the multiple and complex meanings of the idea of the diaspora, its condition, and its experiences as expressed in painting. First presented at the PHI Foundation, Montréal in 2020, we are proud to be able to extend this important exhibition and bring the work of these exceptional artists to Calgary. RELATIONS publication.

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Friday, July 9th, 2021
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PressRelease_RELATIONS.pdf

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Jessica Sabogal & Shanna Strauss, "We Are Bridges," 2020. Mixed media, spray paint, photo transfer, acrylic. 8 x 13 feet. Courtesy of the artists.
Shanna Strauss, "Bee-Keeper," 2019. Mixed media, photo transfer, acrylic, fabric, found wood. 53 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Firelei Báez, "Years of holding your tongue," 2018 (detail). Gouache on paper, 237.5 x 129.5 cm. Courtesy of Rennie Collection, Vancouver.
Firelei Báez, "Years of holding your tongue," 2018. Drawing, gouache on paper. 98 x 56 inches. Rennie Collection, Vancouver.
Firelei Báez, "Ooloi Ciguapa (mass pedigrees of masterpieces unsold)," 2018. Drawing, gouache on paper. 96 x 51 inches. Rennie Collection, Vancouver.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of Marigold Santos' work featured in RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Marigold Santos, "shroud (in threadbare light) 1," 2020. Painting, acrylic, pigment, gesso on canvas. 40 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto.
Marigold Santos, "shroud (in threadbare light) 2," 2020. Painting, acrylic, pigment, gesso on canvas. 40 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Maia Cruz Palileo, "Afterward," 2019. Painting, oil on panel. 24 x 30 inches. From Young-Abraham Collection.
Mathieu Manuel, "ST-Jak 3," 2020. Acrylic, charcoal, chalk, tape, fabric, oil sticks. 80 x 75 inches. Courtesy of the Rozéfort-Racicot Family Collection.
Mathieu Manuel, "The Entrance," 2019. Acrylic, charcoal, chalk, tape, fabric, oil sticks. Collection of Sylvi Plante & Neil Wiener. 90 x 90 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Manuel Mathieu, "Imaginary Landscape," 2020. Painting, acrylic, chalk, charcoal, tape, dust, silicone. 75 x 68 inches. Collection Desjardins.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Moridja Kitenge Banza, "Chiromancie #9, No3," 2019. Drawing, ink on mylar. 52 x 42 inches. Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Rajni Perera, "Ancestor 1," 2019. Mixed media on paper. 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto.
Rajni Perera, "Ancestor 2," 2019. Mixed media on paper, 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Patel Brown Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Salman Toor, "Group," 2020, Oil on board. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Phoebe Greenberg Collection.
Hurvin Anderson, "Welcome: Carib," 2005. Painting, oil on canvas. 150 x 211 cm. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Hurvin Anderson, "Untitled (Lady TV)" 2001. Painting, oil on canvas. 140 x 100 cm. Collection Martine d'Anglejan & Dara Khera, London.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition "RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting," at Esker Foundation, Calgary, 2021. Photo by John Dean.
Rick Leong, Goldstream, 2019, oil on canvas, 96 x 72 inches. Collection Nick & Dale Tedeschi.
Rick Leong, "Goldstream," 2019, oil on canvas, 96 x 72 inches. Collection Nick & Dale Tedeschi.

Summer/Fall Project Space Exhibition | Molly JF Caldwell: With One Hand Tied Behind My Back

Monday, June 14th, 2021
Until 10 October Artist Talk: Molly JF Caldwell - Thursday 5 August, 6pm This site-specific installation is a love letter to Penelope, a mythical figure from Homer’s Odyssey. Piously waiting for her husband to return from the Trojan War, Penelope repeatedly wove, unraveled, and rewove a tapestry to avoid her scores of suitors. Through her own textile-based practice, Caldwell considers multiple readings of Penelope’s labour; is it an utterance of her autonomy and power, or a visual manifestation of her subservience? With One Hand Tied Behind My Back reflects Caldwell’s ongoing research on the complexities and contradictions of labour, care, gender, and sexuality.

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Installation view of Molly JF Caldwell's exhibition With "One Hand Tied Behind My Back," June 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Molly JF Caldwell's exhibition "With One Hand Tied Behind My Back," June 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Molly JF Caldwell, photo by: Chelsea Yang-Smith.

Spring Exhibitions 2021 | Fin Simonetti

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
Spring Exhibition 2021  Fin Simonetti: An Appeal to Heaven  

Fin Simonetti works with sculpture, installation, and drawing to investigate the uneasy terrain among our desire for security, states of fragility and vulnerability, and the sensorial, emotional, and psychological relationships we have to objects, bodies, and spaces. Her work adopts forms and imagery with corporal, visceral resonance that poetically undermine our senses of familiarity and ease.

An Appeal to Heaven presents recent works in carved stone and stained glass that, through paradoxical relationships between form and material, connect to themes of emergency, protection, and control.

Image Credit: Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, Esker Foundation, Calgary. 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.    

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
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Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Spring Exhibitions 2021 | Louise Bourgeois, Chris Curreri, Fin Simonetti & Molly JF Caldwell

Thursday, January 14th, 2021
Winter/Spring Exhibitions 2021 | Louise Bourgeois, Chris Curreri, Fin Simonetti & Yvonne Kustec Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem Chris Curreri: Thick Skull, Thin Skin; Fin Simonetti: An Appeal to Heaven; Yvonne Kustec: The Garden  

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021
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Louise Bourgeois at the printing press in the lower level of her home and studio on 20th Street, New York, 1995. Photograph by: and © Mathias Johansson.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Louise Bourgeois: What is The Shape of This Problem</i>. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Louise Bourgeois: What is The Shape of This Problem</i>. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Louise Bourgeois: What is The Shape of This Problem</i>. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, <i>Virginia,</i> 2017. Collection of Sara Angel and Michael Angel.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Louise Bourgeois: What is The Shape of This Problem</i>. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, <i>Kiss Portfolio</i> 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, <i>Kiss Portfolio</i> 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,</i> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, <i>Kiss Portfolio</i> 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Chris Curreri, <i>Lifecast,</i> 2017. Collection of Sara Angel and Michael Angel.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> and Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> and Chris Curreri's exhibition <i>Thick Skull, Thin Skin,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
"Double Bind" from, Fin Simonetti's exhibition <i>An Appeal to Heaven,<i/> 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]
Installation view of Yvonne Kustec's exhibition <i>The Garden</i> in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]
Installation view of Yvonne Kustec's exhibition <i>The Garden</i> in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]
Installation view of Yvonne Kustec's exhibition <i>The Garden</i> in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]
Installation view of Yvonne Kustec's exhibition <i>The Garden</i> in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
In a street-level window gallery space, which has a pale pink painted floor and walls, a life-size pink ceramic female figure stands on a low circular plinth that is covered in white and red fake fur. On the floor around the figure are several dark green and blue snakes. The body and head of the figure is covered in clay forms of flowers and leaves, the figure has long pink hair that almost reaches the floor. The hands are holding pink hair strands which have snake heads. On the wall behind the figure are several yellow ochre, orange and pink ceramic flower heads.]
Installation view of Yvonne Kustec's exhibition <i>The Garden</i> in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.

Press Release: Fall Exhibitions - Liz Magor, Samuel Roy-Bois and Jon Sasaki

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

Three Solo Exhibitions Open this Fall at Esker Foundation

26 September – 19 December: Liz Magor, One Bedroom Apartment; Samuel Roy-Bois, Presences; Jon Sasaki Killing One Bird with Half a Stone; In the Project Space: Kasia Sosnowski, SNEEK-E-PEEP’N, until 31 January 2021.

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Liz Magor, <i>One Bedroom Apartment,</i> installation view at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Liz Magor's exhibition <i>One Bedroom Apartment</i> (1996-ongoing) at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Installation view of Samuel Roy-Bois's exhibition <i>Presences</i> at Esker Foundation on view until 19 December.
Jon Sasaki, "Improvised Travel Adapters," 2018-ongoing series.
Jon Sasaki, <i>Improvised Travel Adapters</i> series, 2018–ongoing. Courtesy of the artist.
Jon Sasaki, <i>Improvised Travel Adapters, </i> ongoing series. Courtesy the artist.
Jon Sasaki, <i>To Change a Lightbulb,</i> still, 2017, 1080P HD video, 14 minutes, looped with sound.
Jon Sasaki, <i>To Change a Lightbulb,</i> 2017, 1080P HD video, 14 minutes, looped with sound.
Jon Sasaki, <i>Ladder Stack,</i> still, 2009, HDV, 2:05, silent, looped. Courtesy the artist.
Jon Sasaki, <i>Ladder Stack,</i> still, 2009, HDV, 2:05, silent, looped. Courtesy the artist.
Jon Sasaki, <i>Motivation,</i> still, 2013, HD video, 2'36." Courtesy the artist.
Kasia Sosnowski, installation view of <i>SNEEK-E-PEEP’N,</i> 17 August 2020 - 31 January 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Kasia Sosnowski, installation view of <i>SNEEK-E-PEEP’N,</i> 17 August 2020 - 31 January 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Kasia Sosnowski, installation view of <i>SNEEK-E-PEEP’N,</i> 17 August 2020 - 31 January 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Kasia Sosnowski, installation view of <i>SNEEK-E-PEEP’N,</i> 17 August 2020 - 31 January 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Kasia Sosnowski, installation view of <i>SNEEK-E-PEEP’N,</i> 17 August 2020 - 31 January 2021. Photo by: John Dean.

Esker Presents: Permanent Collection

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

A New Digital Art Publishing Project

Esker Foundation is pleased to announce the digital launch of Permanent Collection. permanentcollection.eskerfoundation.com

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Charlotte Moth, living images (2015). Co-commissioned by Esker Foundation and The Banff Centre This work was created with the support of a Paul D. Fleck Fellowship residency at The Banff Centre. Photo by John Dean.
Charlotte Moth, living images (2015). Co-commissioned by Esker Foundation and The Banff Centre This work was created with the support of a Paul D. Fleck Fellowship residency at The Banff Centre. Photo by John Dean.
Charlotte Moth, Noting Thoughts (2011) installation detail. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Marcelle Alix, Paris. Photo by John Dean.
Charlotte Moth, Inserts and Filmic Sketches (2015), installation view. Photo by John Dean.
Celia Perrin Sidarous: Interiors, Other Chambers, 2015. Photo by: John Dean.
Celia Perrin Sidarous: Interiors, Other Chambers, 2015. Photo by: John Dean.
Rebecca Loewen, Just for Staying Together, 2015. Photo by John Dean.
Rebecca Loewen, Just for Staying Together, 2015. Photo by John Dean.

Project Space Exhibition - Anna Gustafson: Object Lessons

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Installation views of Anna Gustafson's "Object Lessons," at Esker Project Space, on view until 9 August. Photo by: John Dean.  

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Anna Gustafson, <i>Object Lessons,</i> 2020. Installation view in the Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.
Anna Gustafson, <i>Object Lessons,</i> 2020. Installation view in the Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.
Anna Gustafson, <i>Object Lessons,</i> 2020. Installation view in the Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.
Anna Gustafson, <i>Object Lessons,</i> 2020. Installation view in the Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.
Anna Gustafson, <i>Object Lessons,</i> 2020. Installation view in the Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.

2020 Winter Exhibition - KATIE OHE

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
KATIE OHE 25 January –  6 September, 2020 Esker Foundation is pleased to present an in-depth look at Katie Ohe’s sculptural practice and her unparalleled approach to material, form, space, and movement. This eponymous exhibition—her largest and most comprehensive solo exhibition to date—traces the development of work through six decades of Ohe’s remarkable sculptural practice. Over the years Katie Ohe has been a catalyzing force in Calgary’s art community as an artist, mentor, teacher, supporter, and builder. One of Alberta’s most important artistic figures, she has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary art in the province and her innovative approaches to material, form, movement, and participation have been a meaningful influence for generations. Katie Ohe Biograhy Katie Ohe: The Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre  

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Brochure_Ohe_Winter_2020.pdf

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Katie Ohe in her studio, August 2019. Courtesy AvidEye Productions.
Katie Ohe in the studio, 2019. Courtesy of AvidEye Productions.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean. Katie Ohe, Sentinel, 1990-91. Steel, aluminum, stone, epoxy. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Installation view at Esker Foundation, 25 January to 3 May, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August, 2020. Photo by: John Dean. Katie Ohe, "Weeping Bees," 2008. Leaded steel. Courtesy of the artist and Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary. "Monsoon," 2006, 2011. Polished welded steel, automobile paint, internal mechanical rotary system. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Courtesy of Calgary Foundation and Kahanoff Centre for Charitable Activities.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August, 2020. Photo by: John Dean. Katie Ohe, Venetian Puddle, 1977-78. Welded steel, chrome. Courtesy of the artist and Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary. Horizontal Loops, 1973. Welded steel, chrome. Courtesy of the artist and Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary. Puddle I, 1976. Cast bronze. Collection of Glenbow, Calgary, Alberta. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Installation view of Katie Ohe's exhibition at Esker Foundation, 2020. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Katie Ohe, Zipper, 1975. Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August, 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Katie Ohe, 25 January to 29 August 2020. Photo by: John Dean.

Press Release: Fall Exhibitions 2019 - Nep Sidhu: Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Esker Foundation is proud to present the solo exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) by Toronto-based artist Nep Sidhu. Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) examines how memories persist in the present, especially when related to personal and collective practices of resistance, resilience, and ritual. This mid-career survey is anchored by recent works that reflect upon Sikh histories, amongst other collectively formed and formative histories considered through collaborations with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nicholas Galanin, exploring how memorialization practices can transfigure grief and loss, and how they contribute to a writing of histories that speak back to power by celebrating cultural knowledge and practices.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Avideye Productions.
Installation view of the exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)</i> by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare).</i> Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare).</i> Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Allison Seto.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Allison Seto.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition "Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Allison Seto.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare).</i> Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Allison Seto.
Installation view of Nep Sidhu's exhibition <i>Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare).</i> Esker Foundation, Calgary. 28 September to 20 December, 2019. Photo by Allison Seto.
Opening of the fall exhibitions at Esker Foundation. Photo by Allison Seto.
Opening of the fall exhibitions at Esker Foundation. Photo by Allison Seto.

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