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Amy Malbeuf: tensions

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery is pleased to welcome back ACAD alumna Amy Malbeuf for her first institutional solo show in Calgary. Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake (AB), who works in a variety of media, including performance, beadwork, installation, and video. Her exhibition at the IKG, entitled tensions, focuses on the artist’s signature use of tarps as an artistic material. Mundane, industrial, colourful, accessible, utilitarian: tarps bring elements of reality and the quotidian into Malbeuf’s work. In the artist’s hands, it becomes a resilient and indestructible canvas on which she inscribes her reflections associated to the exploration of identity, place, language, and ecology. These reflections transform hierarchies within materials and the contemplative processes of animal hair tufting, hide tanning, and beadwork. Malbeuf’s artworks act like protest signs or mementos, that play with the contrast that generates in bringing together traditional textile based techniques and raw industrial materials.

This exhibition is presented by Suncor.

Exhibition Runs: February 1 – March 10, 2018
Opening Reception: February 1, 2018 from 5-9pm
Gallery Tour with Amy Malbeuf: February 1st at 6:30 pm


February 1, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST
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Illingworth Kerr Gallery
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB Canada
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