I am Western
WHEN: Friday, June 30 until Sunday, October 1
There is an opening reception at cSPACE King Edward on Friday, June 30
from 6 until 9 p.m.
WHERE: cSPACE King Edward - 1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7
Performances by Chris Cran, Mitch Kern, and Terrance Houle
6 to 7 p.m. - Edge of the Wild II Performance by Mitch Kern in Camera Obscura Theatre, North side of cSPACE King Edward
7:30 to 8 p.m. - If These Bricks Could Talk Brick smashing ceremony by Terrance Houle using bricks from original King Edward School. The ceremony will metaphorically deconstruct appropriated land and colonial institutions (including residential schools) that the bricks signify.
8 until 9 p.m. - And Now It's Personal & The King is Gone Performance by Chris Cran in Camera Obscura Theatre, North side of cSPACE King Edward
In celebration of cSPACE’s newly opened creative hub, installations from fourteen contemporary artists will fill the expansive hallways of the historic King Edward School. I AM WESTERN is a postmodern interpretation of the cowboy and western genre; deconstructing, re-contextualizing, and modernizing the image of who we are with an eye and integrity to current realities.
Through a significant selection of large installations, performance and 2D work, handpicked artists including Terrance Houle, Heather Benning, Chris Cran, Lyndal Osborne, and Mitch Kern present their unique interpretations of a genre steeped in romanticism and tradition. I AM WESTERN seeks to continue the celebration of the West while being inclusive to a changing demography, landscape, economy and culture.
The exhibition features the following artists:
- Chris Cran
- Sherri Chaba
- Lyndal Osborne
- John Freeman
- Heather Benning
- Kris Weinmann
- Tim Moore
- Terrance Houle
- Mitch Kern
- Adrian Stimson
- Pascale Ouellet
- Billie Rae Busby
- Rosanna Marmont
- Kelly Johner
Curated by Melissa E. Cole
Organized by Off Limits Arts