Δt_card_image_brilling.pngAlec Brilling – Δt

Exhibition Runs: April 2 – 27, 2018
Reception: April 5, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall, at the Alberta College of Art and Design

Designed environments made to increase the flow of information often are created in a manner that promote the information seen fit by those who have designed them while inhibiting the impressions of actions by those who inhabit them. The motives of these spaces, with rigid surfaces made to be wiped clean, should be questioned and how the lasting presence can be incorporated into them. Δt explores how the nonlinear memory of a space can be accessed as well as overwritten by the presence of those passing by and how that presence can be made known to others.

Alec Brilling is a student at the Alberta College of Art + Design studying media arts. His practice explores perception and environments, how spaces are occupied and the actions that take place within them. Often making use of sound and light, his works focus on the active presence of participants.

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MNG Photo_AMYHEIN.pngAmy Hein – Gather. Preserve. Repeat. 
Exhibition Runs: April 16 – 27, 2018
Reception: April 26, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall at the Alberta College of Art + Design

Gather. Preserve. Repeat. reflects on the cellar spaces and basements of old homes, made for storing foods and preparing for habitation. It is a place meant for safety, family, and storage. In this body of work, jarred natural dyes represent the preserved foods in times of hardship and the memories made from making jarred goods. Painting with natural dyes is a way I disperse memory over a surface and bring attention to the water from the land by using collected snow and rainwater. The emphasis of food and place, which reoccurs through much of my work, preserves the memory of home and my Aboriginal heritage.

Amy Hein is a graduate from Sheridan College in Ontario and a forth year Drawing student at ACAD graduating May 2018. She is from a small town in Central Ontario called Omemee. Amy is an active distance runner, children’s art instructor, and illustrator of the children’s story, A Forever Home.

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Seth Cardinal – Pointing The Finger #2

Exhibition Runs: April 2 – May 25, 2018
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018
6 pm – 7 pm at Arts Commons +15 Space

This is where it was, and this is what I saw. This is what I see, and this is what’s there now.
Pointing The Finger #2 is a way to provide a voice for myself, my family and our land and homes that were destroyed to build the SW Calgary Ring Road AKA Tsuut’ina Trail.

Who is in charge and who is responsible?

Who do we celebrate and who do we listen to?

If I don’t speak up, how can people forget a history they were told never existed?

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and experimental musician that grew up on my family’s land in Tsuut’ina. My current practice is influenced by memory, place, trauma and the reconciliation between the three to reveal overwritten truths.

The call is now closed. Stay tuned for further information on MNG Fall 2017 programming!

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