THE ART GALLERY OF CALGARY PRESENTS CALGARY COLLECTS!!!
Friday, September 9, 2011 to Saturday, 28, 2011
The Art Gallery of Calgary is proud to announce its fall exhibition, “Calgary Collects” , showcasing a unique examination of the practice of art collecting in Calgary. Calgary Collects focuses primarily on modern contemporary art by emerging and established Canadian and international artists, revealing the diverse characteristics of art collections among private and corporate collectors. Exhibited in a traditional salon-style format, this exhibition situates key figures in Canadian Art from the post war period to contemporary artists working today within the greater context of art history.
Calgary Collects will also illuminate works of art collected by artists, gallery directors, art dealers and curators, allowing audiences to access “artists’ artists” and explore the distinct character of Calgary’s art community. This exhibition presents insights into the central figures which shape and contribute to the local arts scene; it celebrates their passion to collect and display art in the modern context.
Calgary Collects opens Friday, September 9, 2011 and runs until Saturday, January 28, 2012.