Sarah Stevenson - Nothing Hidden @ The Esker Foundation, Calgary

Esker Foundation, Calgary, Exhibition 22 September to 21 December

An exhibition worth seeing these beautiful sculptures are a poem in form, silence, suspension and sumptuous and evocative minimalism.

“A close study of symmetry and the high level of detail necessary in botanical and technical illustration provides an appropriate starting point for thinking about the sculptures and drawings of Sarah Stevenson. Borrowing from the diagrammatic research models of biologists, naturalists, and physicists, Stevenson’s work appears as sculptural illustrations of natural forms and systems, created to further explore and understand the design and laws of nature. Like drawing in air, wire and string are arranged into bilateral and almost symmetrical forms and are suspended from the ceiling. They suggest the apparent weightlessness of a jellyfish, the minute exoskeleton of a zooplankton organism, or even the universal energy system of Toroidal Dynamics.” Naomi Potter, Director / Curator

The Art of Lyndal Osborne

Friday I drove to Calgary for the official opening of new work by Lyndal Osborne. Absolutely a not to be missed exhibition. Fantastic new work ….. and some favourites from previous exhibitions. Here are the details.

Lyndal Osborne: Mutation in the Commons Exhibition

Date & Time:

September 27, 2018 12:00 am to December 15, 2018 12:00 am


Nickle Galleries - first floor TFDL - Taylor Family Digital Library


Artist Talk: Oct 4, 12-1pm

Lyndal Osborne:  Mutation in the Commons offers a survey of Osborne's poignant sculptural work, completed since 1995.  Her work speaks to forces of transformation within nature and comments upon the pressing issues relating to the environment. In her recent work Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms.  Mutation in the Commons features nine monumental sculptures including her new work,  Coral Project.  

Lyndal Osborne was born in Newcastle, Australia. She studied at the National Art School in Sydney and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Since 1971, Osborne has been based in Edmonton, and is a Professor Emeritus in Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta. Osborne has been exhibiting in Canada and internationally since the early 1970s and has shown in over 350 exhibitions. Her work is represented in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Nickle Galleries. Recent exhibitions include:  Vernon Public Art Gallery, 2016; Art Gallery of Burlington, 2015; Art Gallery of Alberta, 2014.

Curated by Michele Hardy, organized by Nickle Galleries