FAB Gallery

Current Exhibitions

Jamie-Lee Girodat: Shimmy-Shimmy Plop-Plop

Jamie-Lee Girodat exhibition invite

Exhibition: August 30–September 24, 2021

Exhibition Hours
Wednesday–Friday, 12pm - 4pm
After hours by contacting: girodat@ualberta.ca
Free admission.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 9
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at a socially distanced reception and meet artist Jamie-Lee Girodat. For safety, masks are required, and refreshments will not be served.

We are limiting attendance to a maximum of 20 people per hour. To book your 1-hour time slot, please RSVP with your preferred time by emailing: girodat@ualberta.ca.

About the Exhibit

Shimmy-Shimmy-Plop-Plop is an exhibition longing for bodies without limits, free from disease and uncertainty. By embracing fragmented and evolving figures, Jamie-Lee Girodat maneuvers narratives informed by the potential relief of biomedical innovations. Yet, navigating the hype, benefits, and ethical impacts of these developments can be challenging; and for many, access is out of reach.

Through grimy yet playful spurts and spasms, ambiguous forms transpose and bewilder the hierarchal elements of the material body. Between unease, intrigue and humor, the work welcomes peculiar sights of throbbing bunions and wobbling dances to transgress boundaries and reimagine medical realities.

This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.

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Book an Appointment

Visiting FAB Gallery is by appointment only. Contact FAB Gallery at gallery@ualberta.ca to book an appointment during gallery hours, Wednesday–Friday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. If you are unable to visit FAB Gallery during regular hours, we may be able to make accommodations.

New COVID-19 Gallery Rules:

  • Masks are required.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • No food or drink allowed in the gallery.
  • Allow 6 feet (2 meters) for physical distancing.

Note that all entrances to the Fine Arts Building are locked for security purposes. The main entrance is located across from the Transit Centre and next to HUB Mall. Please call 780-492-2081 on arrival and someone will grant you access.

We will not be hosting opening / closing receptions until further notice.

About FAB Gallery

Since 1987, the Fine Arts Building Galley has presented art and design exhibitions that benefit the University of Alberta, Edmonton, the Province, and beyond. These exhibitions feature work by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations. FAB Gallery exhibitions-featuring both in-house curated exhibitions as well travelling exhibitions organized by other galleries and academic centres-attract approximately 13,000 guests a year to the Department of Art & Design.

The gallery is a valuable teaching resource, providing many Department of Art & Design students with their first opportunities to present their work publicly. Public presentation of work prepares students for involvement in the professional art and design community and increases students' awareness of the dialogue that accompanies the public presentation of their works. As the most public face of the Department of Art & Design, the Fine Arts Building Gallery provides Edmonton and the wider community with an aesthetically enriching and intellectually engaging resource in the visual arts.

Funding

The FAB Gallery receives financial support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Alberta Community Development.