Big Ideas Made From Weird Stuff
October 26, 2017
In another intriguing and personal stroll through the annals of art, Deborah Forbes will present images, stories and thoughts about three of Canada’s most lauded contemporary artists: Brian Jungen, Peter von Tiesenhausen and Liz Magor. Using unconventional materials and methods, these artists make remarkable objects that resound with meaning: from stacking plastic chairs formed into a full-scale whale skeleton, and a West Coast Salish-style mask made of Nike shoes; to a boat made of branches that becomes absorbed into its environment, and land that is copyrighted as art; to uncannily realistic casts of garments, cardboard boxes and ashtrays, the humble objects of our mortal lives.
Deborah Forbes has for many years taught art education, and art and design history at Medicine Hat College. As an artist, she has presented her work in solo exhibitions in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario and in group exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States.
This three-part lecture series takes place in the Esplanade Studio Theatre. Cost for Esplanade Members: $35, Non-Members: $40.
Registration opens Friday, September 8 and closes Monday, October 23, 2017.