March 29 - May 3, 2014
Coalescence- Brenda Danbrook
This body of work developed out of a passion for functional ceramics and interest in work that explores the narrative. The imagery and pattern used as an embellishment not only fits decoratively, but is placed intentionally to increase the sense of vitality. In a domestic setting a ceramic vessel has the opportunity to express a visual experience beyond the very useful and tactile qualities. This series honours the individual user and embraces the family by evocating groupings intended to be used to serve a specific function and to enhance a special event such as Sunday breakfast.
May 10 - June 14, 2014
Coming Up Next
Coming Up Next was officially launched in 2007 and has continued as an annual juried exhibition for emerging fine craft artists. This exhibition helps the Alberta Craft Council reach out to emerging artists in the fine craft community and is a catalyst for rewarding professional careers. The response to the call was happily overwhelming. The variety and quality of pieces submitted is evidence of talent emerging across Canada.
(Frost by Stephanie Elderfield - Photo: Jeff Rodier Photography)
June 19 - July 26, 2014
Waiting for the Man - Irene Rasetti
What drives Irene Rasetti’s work is her very personal and ongoing engagement with notions related to decay, loss and regeneration. Piecing together once treasured textiles such as men’s garments, women’s lingerie and old linens, she eschews perfection and standard notions of beauty. The white dress in days past has served women the sense of definition and belonging, but now seems almost prehistoric or backwards to desire it. Waiting for The Man explores this disillusionment and conflicted desire.
June 19 - July 26, 2014
Fleeting Whispers - Robyn Weatherley
Robyn Weatherley explores ideas of the human perceptual experience in relation to spatial memories and the elusive often intangible remnants from the past. Working in glass, video and mixed media she examines individual experiences. Her glass works are constructed through the meticulous build up and layering of very thin fragile shards. From afar the material appears soft and inviting but as viewers draw near they are confronted with the sharp jagged edges of glass.
August 2 - September 6, 2014
Totems of Masculine - Matt Gould
Through a series of interviews and discussion sessions, a group of men have been chosen as subjects for this project and together we have begun to explore from a personal/universal perspective the central question: “What makes you think youʼre a man?” The exhibition is made up of free-standing “tribal” artworks that were created of wool and tooled leather. Each dimensional totem contains a portrait of the individual, as well as associated words and descriptive symbols.
Click here to read an article by Lana Michelin of the Red Deer Advocate regading the exhibition. Totems of the Masculine runs at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery until May 11, 2014.
2014 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Hanji; Trophies for the Ranchland - Jill Nuckles; What does your fish tank look like? - Gillian Mitchell; Coalescence - Brenda Danbrook
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Earthly Elements; The Recipients; Urban Wild; Neighbourhood Icons; Making Notes; Coming Up Next; Tails from a Rejuvenated Forest; Static Bloom; The Others; FROM:Correspondence TO: TXT, Fairy-tales, Folktales and Mythcommunications...Part II; Illusions, Revelations, Transformations
2012 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; What’s a Girl to Do; Women; Obsession; Confluence; Coming Up Next; Pure Form; Figments & Fragments; Thank you! Come Again; Delineate
2011 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; Culinary Collection; Flourish; Strength & Stillness; Coming Up Next; Off the Floor; Specimen; Making a Spectacle of Myself; Victorian Inclinations; Saltalk
2010 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; An Affair to Remember; The Geese Came Back; Proximity & Touch; Coming Up Next; Aerial Landscapes; Intangible Cultural Assets: Reflections of Korea; Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool
2009 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients Exhibition; Drawing from Nature; Coming Up Next; Gone Green; Immense Mode; Wallpaper; Saving Paradise
2008 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients Exhibition; The Future is Later; Nimama; Alberta is My Home; Coming Up Next; Remnants of Community; Isabelle's Sheepdog; Florescence; Vetro Grande IV: Paddle My Bottom
2007 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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The Recipients; Snow Series; Neo-Ovo: New Egg Design; Naked Truth; Coming Up Next; To China With Love; Ten Ita (Heavenly Plank); I³ - Influences, Inspirations, and Innovations
2006 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Timeless Communicator; Sparks; Going Green; Just for Fun; Cover Ups & Further Revelations; Fairytales, Folklore & Mythcommunications... Part 1; Alberta Close Up & Personal; Two of a Kind; Once Upon a Time
2005 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Body Ornament West; Reflections; Musings on My First Nine Lives; Artstravigant Faces; Waistcoats/Wastecoats; My House Is Your House; Fine Legs, Chest & Hot Seats; Retrospective; Links; Sojourn of Fire; Studio Ceramics in Canada; Fibre Optics; Drawn to the Flame
2004 Discovery Gallery Exhibitions
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Diversion; Rags to Rugs; Image Serves Technique; A Woman’s Place; Handwork Series: to the bone, in the blood, from the heart; Fine Legs, Great Chests & Hot Seats; Healing with Fibre; Stretching It; First Fire