Portraits, Glenbow Museum, until June 19, 2011

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© Floria Sigismondi 2001, Glenbow Museum Collection, Portraits

As part of the ongoing Collections series, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary presents Portraits until June 19, 2011. The exhibition is a selection of contemporary art from Glenbow’s collection that challenges the traditional definition of portraiture. The selected artworks explore the limits of the portrait, an age-old practice.

Photographs by Geoffrey James ascribe personality to a town through thoughtful representation, while the lush and highly textured paintings of Tony Scherman (from his series About 1865), present a portrait of history imbued by the very materials used to compose them – encaustic and cornmeal. Images by Loretta Lux, John Hall and Napoleon Brousseau illustrate some of the bold new interpretations of portraiture found in contemporary art today. Finally, on display is a self portrait by multimedia artist and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi.

Glenbow Museum

130 — 9 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada T2G 0P3

Tel: 403-268-4100

Fax: 403-265-9769

Email: glenbow@glenbow.org

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