Work of the Week: Self Portrait Update

Date: Jun 19, 2017

Happy Monday! Our Work of the Week for June 19-25, 2017 is Self Portrait Update by Kirsten Abrahamson. 

This artwork was included in an exhibition In Dreams Awake, which featured 22 artworks from the AFA collection. This eclectic exhibition, inspired by the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, made both thematic and stylistic connections between the past and contemporary expressions by artists from Alberta. It was curated by Shane Golby, Manager/Curator of Region 2 Trex through the Art Gallery of Alberta.

The exhibition originally opened at Visual Arts Alberta–CARFAC Gallery in Edmonton. It was a featured exhibition of the WORKS Art and Design Festival and was on display June 10 – August 19, 2017.

The exhibition is currently on a three-year tour of Alberta through the AFA Trex Program; however, Self Portrait Update did not go on the road with the rest of the artworks. Due to the fragile nature of three dimensional works like this one, we typically do not lend them for long-term, travelling exhibitions.