ASA presents group exhibition Portraits: Facing the Image - at AGA

Date: Jul 11, 2022

Deadline: Aug 21, 2022 - 5:00 pm

(Calgary, AB) The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present the travelling exhibition Portraits: Facing the Image, a group show featuring Asal Andarzipour, Debra Bachman, Karen Blanchet, E. Ross Bradley, Cynthia Cabrera, Claudia Chagoya, Samantha Charette, Robin Furr, Winnie Ho, Wei Li, Tara Manyfingers, Karla Mather-Cocks, Kimberley Ohman, Sarah Olsen, Jennifer Penkov, Andres Mauricio Porras, Wanda Rottenfusser, Cary Schatz and Rachelle Ymay Skilling.
The FREE exhibition runs June 25 - August 21, 2022 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton T5J 2C1.

For the past two years, the only image facing many of us was in the mirror.  Alberta artists were asked to reflect on what facing the image means to them in the context of the portrait.
Portraiture as a genre has been around for millennium. It is generally a recording of an individual’s appearance and personality, but it can also include the psychological. In contemporary art, the portrait often contains a context, identifies questions, and targets social issues.  Self-portrait or not, the portrait often reveals something about the artist’s self and the age in which they live.
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The Alberta Society of Artists is the oldest society of juried professional artists in the province, providing art education and exhibitions in public venues since 1931. The Society’s goal is to increase public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Alberta.