Window Galleries - Les Femmes, Between the Swan and Hercules, and Bright

April 8 - June 26, 2015
Window Galleries - Les Femmes, Between the Swan and Hercules, and Bright
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Show Dates April 8 - June 26, 2015

Presenter Arts Commons Arts Commons Presents

Venue Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)

Arts Commons Visual Arts and Media Programming presents:

Window Galleries

Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)
April 8 to June 26, 2015
Reception: Thursday, May 14, 5 - 8 pm, Upper Centre Court

Coming to the Window Galleries in Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) are three artists who collectively explore how to visually express relationships and tell stories through the use of materials and creative methodology.
The three exhibits include Les Femmes by Tasha Barrie, a contemplative series of photographic portraits that examine matriarchal relationships, which Barrie captured when she was living as an expatriate in Paris.
Sharon Hogg’s Between the Swan and Hercules explores the connections between order and chaos through oil paint, asking the question, “Must I always look for order in every chaos?”
With his series, Bright, Ryan Puchalski uses photography to capture oil in water, creating a fractal effect that he then mirrors into a symmetrical image. By mirroring the image, he attempts to manufacture balance in something that is not able to be controlled, like oil in water.

Window Galleries is located in Arts Commons across from the interior doors to the Max Bell Theatre.  Come see how stories can be told starting on April 8th.

Artist Biographies
Tasha Barrie is an artist and photographer based in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Design in Photography from the Alberta College of Art and Design. With her gentle and contemplative approach to photography, Tasha’s work has been described as feminine, sentimental and thought provoking. Currently Tasha is delving into portrait photography, with a special interest in photographing woman. She is also teaching photography as a tool for empowerment and expression. Keen to discover new ways of living and new people, Tasha travels often, frequently to France for love and inspiration.

Sharon Hogg is a visual artist based in Calgary, Alberta and Lombardy, Ontario, Canada. A civil engineer in Canada's resource industries, she also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions such as The Accumulated Landscape - Marion Nicholl Gallery and group shows such as Coming Up Next- Alberta Craft Council, garnered artistic and academic awards, and are included in corporate collections.

Ryan Puchalski is an emerging artist born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He has recently graduated with a BFA from the University of Lethbridge. Working primarily in illustration, graphic design and photography. Ryan’s current work emphasizes bright colors, high attention to detail, and dreamlike aesthetics.



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