The Ocean Inside

March 6 - May 28, 2017
The Ocean Inside
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Show Dates March 6 - May 28, 2017

Presenter Arts Commons Arts Commons Presents

Venue Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court in Arts Commons)


Arts Commons Presents
Ledge Gallery

The Ocean Inside
Eveline Kolijn

Location: The Ledge Gallery (+15 level of Centre Court)
Dates: March 6 to May 28, 2017
Artist Reception: Happenings #8 in the theme of Contemporary Craft on the Upper Centre Court of Arts Commons on Monday April 24, 2017 from 6-9pm

Arts Commons Presents The Ocean Inside, an installation of printmaking and sculpture that explores nature, water, and our biosphere in The Ledge Gallery by Calgary-based artist Eveline Kolijn.

The Ocean Inside uses synthetic materials to express forms and patterns found in nature, and our society’s relationship with it. By creating and visualizing an iconographic, interconnected web of life, abstract concepts such as climate change or pollution are transformed into a singular, personal experience.

“I grew up in the Caribbean, frequently submersed in water, observing sea life,” says Kolijn. “I invite the viewer to move between my Ocean Veil and merge with the projected seascapes that are reflecting on, or passing through a web of plankton.”

We are Water. We Breathe the Ocean. I Print the Ocean.

Eveline Kolijn's studio hours:

Wednesday March 29; 10:00-14:00
Thursday March 30: 11:00-15:00
Tuesday April 4: 12:00 -16:00
Wednesday April 5: 12:00 – 16:00
Friday April 7: 10:00 -14:00
Tuesday April 11: 10:00 -14:00
Thursday April 13: 10:00 – 14:00
Monday April 17: 10:00 – 14:00
Thursday April 20: 12:00 -16:00

The Ledge Gallery is the largest gallery space at Arts Commons, and exhibits new installations, performative, and sculptural works in three month intervals. The Ledge Gallery also provides an artist-in-residency program during the summer months.     

Artist Biography

Eveline Kolijn is a printmedia and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Calgary. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2008 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic medal. Since graduating, Eveline has developed her visual arts career through local and international exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. She is a printmedia instructor for the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada and a member of the Public Art Board of the City of Calgary.


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