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Join us for an artist talk by Ragnar Kjartansson at the University of Calgary.








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Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC  with TRUCK Gallery and Untitled Art Society  bring you two free Professional Development Workshops this March.

On Thursday March 13th at 6:15pm (6:15pm – 7:45pm) join artist and instructor Bruce Watson for an opportunity to tone up on your writing skills in Writing for Visual Thinkers at Untitled Art Society Studio Space (fourth floor, 319 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary). To attend RSVP to info@UAScalgary.org by 4pm on March 09th.

On Friday March 14th at 7:00pm (7:00pm – 8:30pm) join artist Tim Belliveau (of the Bee Kingdom) for an inspirational Professional Development talk titled Putting Yourself on the Map at TRUCK gallery (2009 – 10Avenue SW, Calgary). To attend RSVP to info@visualartsalberta.com by 4pm on March 08th.

 

Admission is free for TRUCK members & invited guests When: Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm Where: TRUCK Gallery, 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB - See more at: http://www.truck.ca/events/718?cms_page=upcoming-exhibitions-events#sthash.Iv3ou2dB.dpuf
Admission is free for TRUCK members & invited guests When: Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm Where: TRUCK Gallery, 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB - See more at: http://www.truck.ca/events/718?cms_page=upcoming-exhibitions-events#sthash.Iv3ou2dB.dpuf

 

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The Department of Art, in the Faculty of Arts, at the Univesity fo CAlgary hosted an artist talk by Nadia Myre, a visual artist from Quebec and member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, as part of the Winter 2011 Visiting Artist and Scholar Series. Nadia will be discussing and showcasing a selection of her work on Friday, March 18, 2011 in the Art Building (AB 672) at 10:00 a.m.

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Presented in partnership with the Indigeneity Artist Collective Society, Ruth Cuthand’s series Dis-ease is showcased in TRUCK’s two-person exhibition Contested Territories. Cuthand’s work combines traditional native beadwork with scientific images of diseases introduced through the colonization of First Nations peoples in North America.





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Join us at TRUCK for an artist talk by Sylvia Ziemann as she discusses her practice and current Main Space exhibition, Home (ln)Security. Home (In)Security examines how the Internet encourages the conflation of home and work and how global interconnectivity brings an increased sense of threat to local community.





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Join us for an artist talk by Robbin Deyo as she discusses her artistic practice and current TRUCK Main Space exhibition, SPIN. Exploring multiples, repetition and form, SPIN is series of animations and collection of 7905 Spirograph drawings.





 

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Robyn Moody currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta where he is a sessional instructor in the department of Media Arts and Digital Technology at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Moody received a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, and an MFA from NSCAD University in 2006. He takes a whimsical and multifaceted approach to artmaking, incorporating electronics, mechanics, film, performance, installation, sculpture, or whatever a project requires, including inventing techniques and tools for a work\'s construction.

In the past decade, Moody has shown his work regularly across Canada and in Europe, including group exhibitions at Kling and Bang (Reykjavik), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), and La Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan); collaborative exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin gallery (Oshawa) and mediamatic (Amsterdam); and solo exhibitions at PM galerie (Berlin) and Articule (Montréal). Earlier this year he was nominated for the Sobey Art Award.  Upcoming exhibitions include the Kitchener Waterloo art gallery (Kitchener), the Tom Thomson gallery (Owen Sound) and the Hardanger Kunst Senter (Ålvik, Norway).

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Calgary artist Robert Geyer will discuss his artistic practice and TRUCK exhibition, Crystal Wonderland 2.

Crystal Wonderland 2 is an installation of sculpture and drawing created with altered pieces of commercial glass. Through his use of commercial glass, Geyer references its design for architectural purposes while activating its history of being a material substitute for mind and vision through its links with phenomenology and alchemy.



 

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Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young.

Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence.

Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere.

The artists of Postcommodity are currently faculty at The Banff Centre for the Global Positioning System or Hacking the Coordinates to Enable Shapeshifiting and Shadow Networks Thematic Residency.
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Admission is free for TRUCK members & invited guests

When: Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: TRUCK Gallery, 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB