New Art Gallery Exhibitions And Last Art Walk Of The Year

Medicine Hat, AB – Two new exhibitions are coming to the Art Gallery on November 18, 2017: Nick Wade: Study of Collapse and Other Works and the Medicine Hat College Visual Communications Faculty Biennial.

The public is invited to attend the Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk and Public Reception of these exhibitions on Friday, November 17 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Both Wade and Visual Communications faculty will be on site to discuss their work and lead informal exhibition tours. Experience the Art Walk and reception at no charge and enjoy refreshments, a cash bar and music by The Natasha Shannon Trio at the Esplanade.

Nick Wade: Study of Collapse and Other Works | November 18 – January 6, 2018

In elegant works combining painting and sculpture, Lethbridge artist Nick Wade connects 2D painted patterns and designs with 3D objects that echo domestic items like a shelf, drawer, or cabinet. Light and shadow are essential parts of the works, as Wade plays with perspective and illumination to change the appearance of both form and colour. His sculptures are intriguing works that move between rationality and instability, and as Wade comments, “the works give rise, for me, to enticing philosophical questions about the illumination of colour, simultaneity of vision (perception of 2D and 3D spaces at once) and the transcendent possibilities of everyday space”.

Medicine Hat College Visual Communications Faculty Biennial | November 18 – January 6, 2018

From paintings exploring aerial warfare to graphic design addressing contemporary social issues, from photo-based imagery employing cutting edge technologies and poetic explorations in ceramics and mixed media, the instructors of Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communications Program demonstrate in this biannual exhibition their engagement with the history and future of art and design.

The exhibition gives a taste of the current creative explorations of these dedicated artist-instructors, and the ideas underlying their work, while showcasing their impressive range of artistic techniques and interests. It’s a beautiful biannual show by artists of today, who teach artists of tomorrow.

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For further information, interviews or images please contact:

Jasmine Keillor

Curitorial/Education Assistant

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre