Gallery Listings

2019-20 Exhibitions in FAB Gallery

The Fine Arts Building Gallery (1-1 FAB, U of A) hosts art and design exhibitions featuring work by students, faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations. A valuable teaching resource, FAB Gallery provides many Art and Design students with their first opportunity to present their work publicly.


Polish Printmaking ThumbnailPOLISH PRINTMAKING

November 5 - 30, 2019
FAB Gallery

Exhibition of prints from The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland.


DARREN ANDRYCHUK: WHEN MUSIC STOPS*

December 10, 2019 - January 11, 2020
FAB Gallery

The gay male bathhouse space was a traditional community center and safe space for gay men to express themselves. This installation explores homophobia, heteronormativity, genocide and loss, using the idea of the gay bathhouse as a theatrical backdrop. While humorous at times, the exhibition also explores painful and difficult subject matter from a personal vantage point. This is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia.

*Visitors must be 18 years or older to attend this exhibition.


SPECULATIVE ENERGY FUTURES

December 10, 2019 - January 11, 2020
FAB Gallery

Speculative Energy Futures is a "proto-exhibition" featuring initial explorations from the first year of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multi-year research-creation project bringing together artists, activists, scientists, engineers, policymakers and humanities researchers to explore energy transition and climate justice through artistic means.


KIMBERLEY MCCOLLUM: INTERSECTING LINES

January 21 - February 8, 2020
FAB Gallery

The abstract concept of the grid is everywhere. It categorizes, measures and divides. This series of painted and woven works considers the grid as a connection between ancient weaving techniques and modern technology. Kimberley McCollum visually examines the relationships between digital and analog, old and new, the hand and the machine. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


ALCUIN AWARDS FOR BOOK DESIGN IN CANADA 2018

January 21 - February 8, 2020
FAB Gallery

To promote a wider appreciation of books and reading, the Alcuin Society offers prestigious awards for excellence in Canadian book design and production. Since 1981, it has sponsored the only national competition that recognizes and celebrates innovative book design and extraordinary contributions to the Book Arts in Canada.


LUKE JOHNSON: FAMILY PLOT

February 18 - March 14, 2020
FAB Gallery

Luke Johnson’s practice is concerned with hierarchies of knowledge, and the way in which truth and value are delineated from the subjective and discardable. His actions as an artist are to stage interventions within collections and interpret or display the resulting documentation of this engagement. Through processes of reconfiguring and reorderingmaterials, Johnson creates works that challenge the notion that documents and artifacts are intrinsically bastions of singular truth, and instead complicate efforts to categorize and objectify, to define and to know. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.


ADRIENNE DAGG

MFA PAINTING
February 18 - March 14, 2020
FAB Gallery

Adrienne Dagg explores anomie, anxiety, liberty and the inevitable confusion that results from the collapse and destruction of ideological systems. Through narrative depictions of the human figure, she studies the subtleties, nuances, discrepancies and novelties that emerge from replication, collision and divisions. This exhibition is the final visual  presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.


BACHELOR OF DESIGN GRADUATE SHOW 2020

March 24 - April 4, 2019
FAB Gallery

A graduating exhibition of students completing the Bachelor of Design program.


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATE SHOW 2020

April 14 - 25, 2019
FAB Gallery 

A graduating exhibition of students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.


DANIEL EVANS: LITTORAL

May 5 - 30, 2020
FAB Gallery

Littoral is a speculative worlding; a reimagining of data visualization through the lens of folklore. Drawing upon selkie folktales as an allegorical lens, Daniel’s work offers a space to explore the mediation between physical and digital worlds, and to interrogate the latent dynamics of power in an increasingly algorithmically driven existence. This exhibition is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking.


FLATLAND: A SURVEY OF GRADUATE ART AND DESIGN FROM THE CANADIAN WEST

May 5 - 30, 2020
FAB Gallery

Inspired equally by the 19th century mathematical satire Flatland, as by the wide, open spaces of the Canadian prairies, this exhibit looks to build a network among the emerging artists of Western Canada, while asking questions about what art is made—and what it means to make art—where we are. Away from major centers on the Canadian coasts, in a country at the peripheries of historic concepts of an art world focused in cities like Paris, New York, or Berlin, what defines the art made in the ‘flatlands’ where we are now?