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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

RE:collection

RE:collection

 RE:collection explores the building of a Canadian art collection in Charlottetown as both an optimistic mission and a reflection on the evolving country, its history, geography, people and communities. The diverse visions, observations, and ideas of artists represented within the collection allow us to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation with one of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s largest collections-based exhibitions and publication.

Robert Harris (1849-1919), The Studio Boy’s Private View, 1886, oil on canvas, 89.5 x 74.5 cm. Gift of an anonymous donor, 1978, CAG H-571

Kathleen Daly (1898-1994), Untitled (Young Man & Landscape), undated, oil on canvas, 96.5 x 83.8 cm.Gift of the Estate of Kathleen Daly, Toronto, Ont., 1994, CAG 94.5.60

Garry Neill Kennedy (1935-), Q (from Quid Pro Quo), 2012, acrylic on canvas, 274.3 x 213.4 cm. Gift of the artist, 2016, CAG 2016.3

Gretzky is Everywhere

In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The simulcast exhibition presents Andy Warhol’s celebrated 1984 print Wayne Gretzky 99 at several galleries across the country at the same time – by live feed from each venue — to consider both the pervasive nature of hockey player Wayne Gretzky’s image in Canadian culture, and the mass reproduction of celebrity images that was central to Warhol’s practice.

Introducing Caroline Louisa Daly

An exhibition of historic P.E.I. watercolours and the research that led to their recent attribution to Caroline Louisa Daly, daughter of former Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Dominick Daly.

 

When One Space Meets Another

An installation that considers different ways of shaping and portraying space through the sculptural transposition of materials and sites of nature, construction, and exhibition.

 

Mid-Sentence

Mid-Sentence

The New York-based Canadian artist assembles a visual language of play between illusion and material, sign and image, in recent sculptures and two-dimensional work. Organized by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery.

 

Living Lightly on the Earth: Architecture of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1976

Living Lightly on the Earth: Architecture of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, 1976

Built in 1976 by Solsearch Architects and the New Alchemy Institute as “an early exploration in weaving together the sun, wind, biology and architecture for the benefit of humanity,” the Ark bioshelter integrated ecological design features to provide autonomous life support for a family. Opening day mixed counterculture together with official culture: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Premier Alex Campbell, Whole Earth Catalog compiler Stewart Brand, and hundreds from PEI’s counterculture settlements, and the neighboring traditional communities. Thousands more would visit the Ark over its short life. The exhibition explores the story of the Ark for PEI, and its architectural vision of life led in collaboration with nature.
Curated by Steven Mannell and produced by Confederation Centre Art Gallery with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

David Bergmark and Ole Hammarlund of Solsearch Architects at the southeast corner of the Ark for Prince Edward Island, n.d.