Past Exhibitions

2019 - 2020

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RHYS DOUGLAS FARRELL

Sensationships

June 25 - August 29

Rhys Douglas Farrell is an emerging artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Painting) from the Alberta College of Art + Design in the spring of 2016. Farrell is the recipient of a painting scholarship from ACAD where he was also the Representative for the Painting Department and the Director of the Student Gallery, Quoin Gallery. He was signed on with the Herringer Kiss Gallery when still a student and his first solo show was named by Canadian Art Magazine as a “Must See”.  He was then featured in a 7 page spread in Branded Magazine in the summer 2016. Farrell has completed a number of public art projects with the Telus Spark Science Center, Beltline Urban Mural Project, the City of Calgary and a number of private commissions. His work has been aggressively collected by private and corporate collections alike and he recently completed three international residencies with Pinea & Linea De Costa A.I.R program in Spain, Graniti Murales in Sicily and the TARP Program in Kuala Lumpur with Taksu Gallery. Farrell is also the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Horizon Award from AUArts.

“Color sensations are not definable, they are experiential” - Robert Swain.

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HOWARD LONN
Fragments, Simulations & a Domestic Interior
June 25 - August 29th

Toronto born painter Howard Lonn graduated from OCAD in the early 1980s.  Following his studies, he lived and worked in Toronto, Florence, Montreal, Barcelona, and Berlin. He has exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, New York, Barcelona, and Madrid and shown with Sable-Castelli, Nicholas Metivier, and Birch Contemporary. His work is in such collections as Art Gallery of Ontario, McMaster Museum of Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Sun Life of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Torys, Toronto, Encana Calgary, TD Bank, Toronto as well as private collections in Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Madrid, and New York.

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All women's show celebrating top Canadian artists

Extended to June 20

This all women’s show celebrating top Canadian artists who through their work, teaching and mentorship, empower  and encourage other women.

 

Featuring  

Marion Nicoll, Katie Ohe, Shelley Adler, 

Angela Grossmann, Janet Werner, Dana Holst,

Fiona Ackerman, Tia Halliday and Lou Lynn. 

Mitch Kern

Conundrums

February 1 – 29, 2020 

 

Opening  Reception Saturday, February 1st from 2 to 5 pm.

Artist in Attendance.

Set in an absurd, fictionalized environment based upon life in southern Alberta, this body of work poses questions about land and property ownership in the 21st century. In a world where man and beast are conflated with nature and culture, there are no easy answers, only conundrums.

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Mitch Kern is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer with thirty plus years of industry experience working for national magazines, ad agencies, wire services and art galleries. He has a master’s in photography from Penn State University, a bachelor’s in visual art from the University of Maryland and is an associate professor in the AUArts School of Communication Design.

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HK Winter 2020 Group Show

Featuring works by

 

Jason Frizzell, Blake Senini, Rhys Douglas Farrell, Aron Hill, Darija Radakovic and introducing Calgary Realist Painter, Paul de Groot.

 

Ends February 22, 2020

Sara Robichaud

Spectral

November 9 – December 21, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, November 9th

from 2 to 5 pm.

Artist in Attendance.

Materially lustrous, Sara Robichaud’s new series of paintings in the exhibition “Spectral,” combine processes and ideas that embody the physicality of formalist painting, and invite imaginative, playful interpretation. Sara scrapes pools of colour together with gel medium to create mysterious floating forms on grounds that act like recesses of the mind. For the large-scale works, she has constructed a wood ‘contraption’, which allows her to glide suspended above the surface of the canvas, pouring and scraping paint, transferring a feeling of movement to contrast the stasis of vacuous space in the background. These works are the embodiment and output of an artist deep into process who becomes the unconscious conduit for creativity released into form onto canvas.

Curtis Cutshaw

Five Hole

November 9 – December 21, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, November 9th from 2 to 5 pm.

Artist in Attendance.

New paintings inspired by Canada’s favourite sport, Hockey. Having just completed a major commission as part of the fine art collection at the JW Marriott Edmonton Ice District in Edmonton, Alberta, curated by Farmboy Fine Arts, Curtis Cutshaw continues to push the boundaries between painting and object. Cutshaw, a huge hockey fan, was honored to be invited by the architect of the new arena in Edmonton to tour the recently completed facility including all access to the collection of hockey memorabilia. From the marks made on the arena boards by pucks to famous goalie masks and iconic jersey numbers, symbols of the quintessential Canadian game are fragmented and collaged into stunning abstract works that are both subtle and devotional. 

Attila Richard Lukacs

Your Name Here

September 12 – November 2, 2019

Opening  Reception, Thursday, September 12th from 5 to 8 pm.

Artist in Attendance.

The Herringer Kiss Gallery is proud to present “Your Name Here” by acclaimed International artist, Attila Richard Lukacs. This exhibition will showcase two series of collage paintings done simultaneously between 2013 and 2014 titled Proscenium and Camp David. The many influences, references and iconography in these works are expertly woven together to form a tapestry of art history and social/political realities.

 

A proscenium  is the frame device for stages in theatres through which the audience views the theatrical performance.   "It can be considered  a social construct which divides the actors and their stage-world from the audience which has come to witness it.” – Wikipedia.  In these works, Attila incorporates  framing and theatrical devices in his compositions and includes fabric, braiding, fringe and text to create works that  allude to world stages, performances and what has been curated for public viewing. References to Beethoven’s Ghost Trio (which was so named because the score is thought to have been a concept for a Macbeth Opera) can be seen in the ghostly profiles and the repetition of imagery. The paintings and the studio  become the stage for the ghost trio. The Camp David works are in essence, concrete poetry. The Xeroxed poster-like text is deconstructed and reconstructed onto works to become more than mere words but symbol. The image of Michelangelo’s David alongside the repeated text CAMP DAVID, DAVID CAMP, conjures notions of everyday heroics against larger Machiavellian forces and also as a symbol for Queer identity. The other most obvious reference is to the US Presidential retreat and so Lukacs has woven  interesting  and meaningful links between these works of stages,  performances, open and closed curtains and political machinations.  As Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage”.

Cache 

Curated by Kevin Kanashiro
 
July 6th to August 31st, 2019

Opening Reception Saturday, July 6th 2 to 5 pm.

Curator and Artist Remarks at 3:30 pm.
Artists include; Dana Prediger, Dan Hudson, Paul Jackson, Shelley Ouellet, 
Drunken Paw (Leslie Sweder, Janet Turner, Mark Dicey), Tim Watkins, 
Rob Hilton, Nelson Henricks, Brian Flynn, Ted Williams and Don McVeigh.
Kevin Kanashiro is a Master Fine Art Framer and Art Consultant based in Calgary. Kevin studied Fine Art at the University of Lethbridge and the Alberta College of Art Design. He has worked for the Mira Godard Gallery, Paul Kuhn Gallery and volunteered many hours to the New Gallery and Stride Gallery. Kevin has worked as an art consultant for decades including such collections as; Penn West, Alberta Securities, Parlee McLaws, Farmboy Fine Art and numerous others in Western Canada and abroad.