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Arteries: September 2014

Monday 01st, September 2014 / 17:27
By Matt Hanson

CALGARY — It is the month we all know, when the dreaded bell tolls, a sound many of us now circumvent with pleasure. September is the month of the educational deluge, when popular consumerism erupts with the insane cosmic giggle of a television advertisement. For everyone likened to more sustained creative frequencies, such as that good art provides, this can be a time to learn by self-knowledge. Around town, there are a few special exhibits that warmly invite the wandering scholar, independent thinker and revolutionary artist into its fold.

I’ve committed sins no god could forgive
+15 Window @ TRUCK
Until September 28 

Steven Cottingham’s art considers a weighty issue: corporate responsibility. With more public institutions, such as universities and the press swayed by corporate investment, the individual artist is one of the last bastions of honest scrutiny, rooted in creativity and not devoid of emotion. Such art conveys truths beyond the mere logic of moralism, offering its appreciators an entrance through to see themselves, and their society, and their environment in a wholly uncharacteristic light. As part of his installation, employees of Suncor, Husky and ExxonMobil will receive flowers, enacting the distressing self-congratulating affairs of corporate power.

Spirit Arise
Christine Klassen Gallery
September 6 to October 18

Spirit Arise at Christine Klassen Photo: Ronald Boaks

Spirit Arise at Christine Klassen
Photo: Ronald Boaks

Painting is the refinement of human judgment, the primeval spur to immerse colour, light, shade, texture, subject style, and movement into fixed forms. Surely, in Ronald Boaks’s work this prehistoric tendency is evoked with a subtle intensity. Emanating through vibrant colours, scarlet and gold, and employing modernist impressions, his work is reminiscent of everything from Rothko to the antediluvian paintings of Lascaux. If anyone, his work is one to witness as an independent gracing the September month with eyes wide open.

Reconvenience
The New Gallery
September 6 to October 4

The New Gallery has ever been a source of contemporary art movements born from the unique, anti-centric iconoclasm of Calgary artists. A simple visit to the Chinatown basement of The New Gallery will unveil the literal underground scope that has been spawned and cultivated in the backyard of the oil barons. United Congress is another art group to add their radical flare to the landing strip of the peerless artistic imagination that dawns locally. Reconvenience is a momentous exhibition revealing 25 years of lost history in real time.

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