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Winter Exhibitions 2021 | Louise Bourgeois, Chris Curreri, Fin Simonetti & Yvonne Kustec

Thursday, January 14th, 2021
Winter 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, January 14th, 2021
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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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden 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 The Garden in the Esker Project Space, 8 February to 6 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Yvonne Kustec, The Garden, (detail). Esker Foundation Project Space, 8 February - 6 June, 2021.
Yvonne Kustec, The Garden, Esker Foundation Project Space, 8 February - 6 June, 2021.
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 Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, Virginia, 2017. Collection of Sara Angel and Michael Angel.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, Kiss Portfolio 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, Kiss Portfolio 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Installation view of Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Chris Curreri, Kiss Portfolio 2016. Courtesy the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.
Chris Curreri, Lifecast, 2017. Collection of Sara Angel and Michael Angel.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, and Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, and Chris Curreri's exhibition Thick Skull, Thin Skin, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 June, 2021. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of Fin Simonetti's exhibition An Appeal to Heaven, 23 January to 26 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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Fall-Exhibitions_2020_.pdf

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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PR_Esker_fall_2020_FINAL.pdf

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

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Esker_Brochure_Fall_2019.pdf

Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Installation view of the exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) by Nep Sidhu. In collaboration with Nicholas Galanin and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) 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 Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) 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 Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) 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.
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 "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 Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare). 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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Press Release: Fall Exhibitions 2019 - Jeffrey Gibson: Time Carriers & To Name An Other

Friday, September 13th, 2019
Esker Foundation is pleased to present the Canadian Premiere of the solo exhibition Time Carriers and special performance To Name An Other by New York-based artist Jeffrey Gibson. Opening reception: Friday 27 September, 6-10pm, all welcome. Jeffrey Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art, art historical references, craft, and pop culture. A wide range of both historic and contemporary Native American symbols and objects including powwow regalia, 19th century parfleche containers, and drums are seamlessly merged with elements from Modernist geometric abstraction, Minimalism, the pattern and decoration of traditional textile practices, as well as techno, rave, and club culture.

PDFs

PR-Fall-at-Esker-FINAL.pdf

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Esker_Brochure_Fall_2019.pdf

Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition Time Carriers by Jeffrey Gibson. Photo by: John Dean.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
TO NAME AN OTHER by Jeffrey Gibson, Esker Foundation, Saturday 19 October 2019. Produced in partnership with Springboard Performance, the Fluid Festival and Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.

About Esker Foundation - General Image Requests

Monday, September 9th, 2019
Esker Foundation is a unique 15,000 sq. ft. gallery space in Calgary that connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, publications, and programs for all ages from babies to seniors. Read more in the press release below.

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EskerFoundation_2019.pdf

Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Esker Foundation, Calgary. Photo by Scott Cressman.
Installation view of 'Among All These Tundras' at Esker Foundation, 2019. Photo by Mike Tan.
Installation view of 'Among All These Tundras' at Esker Foundation, 2019. Photo by Mike Tan.
Installation view of 'CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK - Celebrating 30 Years of Inuit Video Art.' Photo by: John Dean.
Exhibition opening at Esker Foundation, 2018. Photo by Allison Seto.
Exhibition opening at Esker Foundation, 2018. Photo by Allison Seto.
Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Esker Foundation. Photo by Elyse Bouvier.
Esker Foundation in Inglewood, Calgary. Courtesy of Esker Foundation.
The 'Nest' meeting space. Esker Foundation, Calgary.

Press Release: Spring/Summer Exhibitions 2019 - Among All These Tundras & CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Esker Foundation is proud to present two exhibitions that feature artists and filmmakers from the polar north.

Among All These Tundras

Artists: asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Allison Akootchook Warden. Curated by: Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, and Charissa von Harringa Produced and circulated by: the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery / Concordia University Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem ‘My Home is in My Heart’ by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty, and resurgence. (high res images below) Opening reception: Friday 31 May, 6-10pm, all welcome Performance beginning at 7:30pm: siku/siku by Allison Akootchook Warden 1 June - 30 August, 2019

CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK - Celebrating 30 Years of Inuit Video Art

Curated by: asinnajaq A project of Isuma in partnership with Vtape, Toronto. CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK, a project of Isuma in partnership with Vtape, Toronto, is the first large-scale tour of Igloolik Inuit video art from the Isuma and Arnait Women’s Video Collective. It celebrates a young cinematic tradition that has its own distinct voice and worldview, its own language, culture and traditions, history and stories, philosophy of education and knowledge sharing, relationship to land, conception of gender and social structures, relationship to space and time, and vision for the future. (high res images below) Opening reception: Friday 31 May, 6-10pm, all welcome 1 June - 30 August, 2019

PDFs

PressRelease_SpringSummer_2019.pdf

Friday, May 31st, 2019
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EskerSPRINGSUMMER2019.pdf

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
1.42MB

CHANNEL51_IGLOOLIK.pdf

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
0.47MB

Image_credits_AATT_CHANNEL51.pdf

Friday, May 31st, 2019
0.34MB

Web Resolution Images

Marja Helander, Birds in the Earth, 2018. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Marja Helander, Birds in the Earth, 2018. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Marja Helander, Birds in the Earth, 2018. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Image: Marja Helander, 'Dolastallat (To have a campfire),' 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Image: Asinnajaq, 'Rock Piece (Ahuriri edition),' 2018. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Image: Detail. Inuuteq Storch, 'Untitled,' 2010-2015, from de series 'At Home We Belong.' Digital inkjet prints on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist.
Inuuteq Storch, Untitled, 2010-2015, from de series At Home We Belong. Digital inkjet print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist.
Williamson Bathory Laakkuluk, Timiga Nunalu Sikulu (My Body, the Land and the ice), 2016. Video by Jamie Griffiths, music by Chris Coleman, featuring vocals by Celina Kalluk. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Williamson Bathory Laakkuluk, Timiga Nunalu Sikulu (My Body, the Land and the ice), 2016. Video by Jamie Griffiths, music by Chris Coleman, featuring vocals by Celina Kalluk. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Image: Joar Nango, 'Hand-knitted wool sweaters in ten different shades of colour,' 2009. Courtesy of the artist.
Kablusiak Cigarettes and Lighter, 2017, from the series Uyarak/Stone. Soapstone and Tung oil. Courtesy of the artist and the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Photo: Brittany Lucas
Carola Grahn 'Look Who’s Talking,' 2016 Video. Installation View. Courtesy of the artist
Kelliher-Combs Sonya 'Secret Portraits,' 2018. Ink, pencil, beeswax on paper. Courtesy of the artist
Couzyn van Heuvelen 'Qamutiik,' 2014. Industrial found wooden pallets. Courtesy of the artist
Taqralik Partridge, 'Tusarsauvungaa,' 2018 Series of NINE elements Cotton, polyester, wool, silk, glass beads, metal beads, Canadian sealskin, reindeer leather, thermal emergency blanket, Pixee lures, plastic tarp, Canadian coins, tamarack tree cones, dental floss, artificial sinew, goose feather and river grass.
On location filming Nunavut Stories. 1995. Isuma Distribution International.
On location filming Nunavut Stories. 1995. Isuma Distribution International.
On location filming Saputi. 1993. Isuma Distribution International.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.
Installation view of the exhibition 'Among All These Tundras.' Photo by: John Dean.

Print Resolution Images

Press Release: May G N: Occlusion Field & Kablusiak: Qiniqtuaq

Esker Foundation is pleased to present in our Project Space location this spring/summer season:

May G N
Occlusion Field
6 May - 21 July
In partnership with Untitled Art Society

Occlusion Field is a singular moment in time and space made of the stuff of trans defense mechanism: tattoos, liquid gender concepts, and hormonally transforming surfaces that come together to speak to an idiosyncrasy, a gestalt, a whole that transcends its constitutive parts. (high res images below)


Upcoming in the Project Space:

Kablusiak
Qiniqtuaq
29 July - 20 October


Qiniqtuaq (searching/looking) invites viewers to peer through a multi-eyed ghost sheet to witness a looping projection of a video collage screened in front of a piece of oil-stained cardboard. Qiniqtuaq is meant to evoke a dream-like state imaging a hypothetical place and time; a representation of what is felt but not known. Qiniqtuaq invites a presence of nostalgia, spectatorship, and diaspora. (high res images below)

PDFs

EskerSPRINGSUMMER2019.pdf

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
1.42MB

Web Resolution Images

Courtesy of May G N.
Kablusiak, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Kablusiak, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.