In the fall of 2008 Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary will be celebrating 25 years as an artist-run centre in the city. While an anniversary year is a natural time to look back at those who have brought TRUCK to where we are today, the Programming Committee felt it would be the perfect time to engage Calgary’s cultural practitioners who are emerging as vital contributors to the lively contemporary art and culture scene. From past artists, exhibitions, specific artworks, or the space itself, local artists were invited to thread our past into their present work, responding to some facet of our history.
The result is Future’s So Bright, a group exhibition featuring new work by painting team Dave + Jenn, Sarah Houle-Lowry, Hilary Knutson, the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society (LIDS), and Caitlin Thompson in both our Main Space and in the +15 window. This exhibition combines painting, sculpture, installation and performance as these emerging contemporary artist’s engage in a direct dialogue with TRUCK and Calgary Artist-Run Culture’s past.