A selection of exhibitions, artists and gallery profiles
THE NATURE OF A CHILD
May 1 – June 30
Montreal-based artist Tammy Salzl’s Prospective Portraits uses images done in mixed media of children combined with the natural world. Salzl’s work is blunt, realistic and provokes emotion. Her work is driven by a desire to examine the human condition, in both a fictional and non-fictional context. See her work in The New Gallery’s Plus-15 window at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts.
EDITOR’S PICK: SPORTS SIGNALS
Until September 4
Mixed Signals is a collaborative mixed media exhibit that examines masculinity in sports and the media frenzy created over male athletes. Contributing artists from around the world include Matthew Barney, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, Sam Taylor-Wood, Shaun El C. Leonardo and Joe Sola. See it at The Art Gallery of Calgary.
May 7 – 29
Fred Spina is a locally based artist whose travels around the world have influenced his poetry, paintings and sculptures. His upcoming exhibit looks at slices of social behaviour with works inspired by his time spent in Asia and the Canadian Arctic. Spina also has public sculptures along 4 St SW at 24 Ave and 26 Ave. View his exhibit at Artpoint.
Find traditional, one-of-a-kind art, clothing and jewellery at Moonstone Creation Native Gallery and Giftshop. The family-run gallery opened just under a year ago and carries paintings, carvings, pottery and West Coast jewellery art from local and Canadian Native artists. 1416 – 9 Ave SE, 403-261-2650.