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Shanell Papp, Untitled (blood pools)

Shanell Papp, Untitled (blood pools) (2009), velvet, thread and polyfil [University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB, Main Gallery to Feb 26/Helen Christou Gallery, to Mar 5]

Snap, Crackle, Pop

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB
Main Gallery – to Feb 26, 2010/Helen Christou Gallery – to Mar 5, 2010

Christopher Moore, Passive Pink

Christopher Moore, Passive Pink (Grenade) (2009), plastic toys, rayon flocking, edition of 750 [University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB, Main Gallery to Feb 26/Helen Christou Gallery, to Mar 5]

Curated by Josephine Mills, Snap, Crackle, Pop is a group exhibit of work by Southern Alberta artists. With a heavy emphasis on re-cycled, inexpensively acquired and experimental materials, the participants investigate the themes and iconography of popular culture in a singularly humourous and ironic manner. The “sample of new directions” addresses such themes as war and disaster, the notion of machismo, Canadiana, the financial crisis and global warming.

Calgary artist Lisa Brawn creates wood-cuts with roughly-carved portraits of contemporary and historic people – locals, celebrities, musicians, Canadian cultural heroes and politicians. In a disorderly cross between Wil Murray and new graphic artists like Fiona Ackerman, the team of Dave and Jenn combine a painterly sensibility, raw materials in saturated hues, and signature elements from contemporary . They describe the colourful pieces as being loosely based on their own inner landscapes and imaginary scenarios, with reference to “Make-believe, Technology, real time, Science, the Internet, the Art world, history and hearsay…”

Shanell Papp has sewn fleece fabrics into large pools for the gallery floor, while Lethbridge artist Len Komanac has fashioned low tech, whimsical models and dioramas of suburban institutions such as trailer parks. Jason Mathis presents his novelty images entitled Ersatz Bats – portraits of friends all dressed in the same Batman costume. Montreal-based Christopher Moore steals the show visually with his hot pink and camouflage transformations of military weapons and uniforms installed in the Helen Christou Gallery space until March 5.

www.uleth.ca/artgallery

Mia Johnson

Lisa Brawn, ¿Quién es más macho?

Lisa Brawn, ¿Quién es más macho? (2009), 24 woodcuts [University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB, Main Gallery to Feb 26/Helen Christou Gallery, to Mar 5]

Jason Mathis, Ersatz Bats

Jason Mathis, Ersatz Bats (2008), acrylic on panel [University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB, Main Gallery to Feb 26/Helen Christou Gallery, to Mar 5]


 Wed, Feb 17, 2010