Events

Exhibition
Nov 20

Portrait with Protective Facemask – Petra Malá Miller

Portrait with Protective Facemask seeks to address the personal and communal experience of living near to Dukovany, Czech Republic, a geopolitically contentious nuclear site that operated concurrently with the catastrophe at Chernobyl in 1986. The village of my youth is located on the western fringe of Dukovany’s emergency evacuation zone, an amorphous region surrounding one of Europe’s largest active nuclear power generating stations.

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:free

Location:Casa - Main Gallery

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Exhibition
Nov 20

Between the Sidewalk and the Horizon – Kellen Spencer

Between the Sidewalk and the Horizon is an ongoing series of artworks that examines residential housing construction, memory and the notion of home. What started as a short documentative series of photographs in the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, Calgary, became a fascination with housing politics in Canada and the narratives each of us carry around these subjects. The series includes black and white photographs, pencil drawings and copperplate etchings.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:free

Location:Casa - Main Gallery

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Exhibition
Nov 20

Sky Palace – Craig Talbot

“Many years ago, in the year 2021, the sacred trees were emancipated from humankind. The people of the Sky Palace re-planted the trees to create a new healthy planet where the people of Earth could have a chance to redeem themselves for poisoning the sacred trees. Some of the trees were taken to the Temple of the Sacred Tree to perform an important duty: They were to be a reminder of the past and a promise to the future to never let the Earth suffer again. Over time, the Earth returned to it’s previous  state.  Thanks to the people of the Sky Palace, humans now live in a lush paradise free of war, famine and disease.” This is just a glimpse of the narrative I created as the foundation for the work in this exhibition. I hope to reach the viewer in a way that makes them think about life and their role in it. I also want to express my feelings about the environment.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:free

Location:Casa - Passage Gallery

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Exhibition
Nov 20

Diary of Earthly Things – Leah Koutroumanos

Through a painting practice focused on representation and mimetic rendering, my work addresses illusive moments of everyday experience. By aesthetically assessing my domestic space, I have developed a body of watercolour paintings that depict isolated subjects, such as residual objects and fragments. Referring to the genre of still life and trompe-l’oeil, my small format compositions are descriptive, precise and diaristic. A testimony to the lived experience, painting from life produces nuance and ambiguity which challenges the search for truth, and any notion of realism. My work is an anthropological investigation which explores the fundamentally human attachment to the material world. The relevance of this is emphasized by the social circumstances of the pandemic in which these paintings have been conceptualized.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:free

Location:Casa - Project Space

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Nov 20

Data and Dirt – Sandra Cowan

This body of work is about place, and the ineffable quality of place. I am curious about the numinous quality we experience in some places, sometimes known as spirit of place, or by the Tibetan word drala, which may be easier to perceive in places that are known as spiritual or sacred sites. It is something we can perceive and that affects us when we are at the site, but cannot easily be communicated through photography, language, quantification, or anything beyond direct experience.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Location:Casa - Concourse Showcases

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Exhibition
Nov 20

re (Read) – Don Ahnahnsisi McIntyre

(re)Read superimposes is a small collection of legal words and phrases, used to describe indigenous states of being, that most people don’t understand.  We accept this unrecognizable jargon without question.  In the work of Reconciliation, it is essential that we all question what the law, and our governments write as right.  Superimposing traditional iconography, I have written the stories of Aboriginal peoples and matched those with Western treatise.  The result is an artistic and social bricolage that we must work to comprehend.    

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:November 20, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:free

Location:Casa - Concourse Gallery

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Exhibition
Sep 11

Cloud Cover

Andrew Rabyniuk is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the country. From 2017 – 2019 he co-organized events and exhibitions as a member of Trap/door Artist-run Centre, a local non-profit initiative dedicated to the promotion of contemporary visual art in Lethbridge. He has received support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Series:Gallery Exhibition

Date:September 11, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Fee:Free

Location:Casa - Focus Gallery

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Pine green cover of the Casa Guide sprinkled with succulents, pine cones and juniper berries.

Casa Program Guide

The Casa Program Guide is produced three times a year; Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Inside the guide find listings for the upcoming class and workshop schedule, upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery, information about artists in residence and seasonal events in the building. Program guides are free. Pick-up guides at Casa or at facilities throughout the city.