Three artists are showcased at Esker this summer. Vanessa Brown prompts thought by using steel to embody living, natural things as sculpture. Anna Torma uses a blend of embroidery, drawing, appliqué, and layering to combine familiar and fantastic things in colourful, multi-layered textile art hangings. And over a twelve week stretch ending July 29, Jolie Bird's performance-based installation will transform a blank space into an 8-foot diameter representation of the Fibonacci Sequence.
After seeing images of the oh-so Instagrammable pink-blue room at Esker Foundation pop up in my feed for weeks, I finally headed to Esker Foundation's exhibition space to see it IRL. And while I can understand why pink-blue is garnering so many likes, there's a lot more to this show, all of which got me thinking about some of the ways architectural design is intended to influence human behaviour. The show runs through May 6, 2018. Admission to Esker is free.
We split our time between Calgary and Canmore, so the big decision I had to make was which one to showcase in this month's post. I decided on Calgary for a few reasons: 1) we live here about three-quarters of the time; 2) I routinely showcase the mountain landscapes around Canmore in PBC posts, so it's Calgary's turn; and 3) Beakerhead comes to Calgary in September, so there are some pretty cool things to photograph here in YYC.