730 - 11th Avenue SW.
Calgary, AB, T2R 0E4
Hours: Tue-Fri: 10:30am - 5pm, Sat: 11am - 5pm
Year Established: 1992
Jack Bush (1909-1977)
Gershon Iskowitz (1921-1988)
William Perehudoff (1918-2013)
Perception- Group Show
2/4/2017 - 3/4/2017
Newzones is pleased to present “Perception”, running concurrently with Exposure 2017: Alberta’s Photography Festival. “Perception” is an exciting presentation of Newzones' process-driven and photo-based artists, curated to showcase the methods that are employed in their creative process. With the photograph at the core, “Perception” will explore artwork that is manipulated in many fashions: by way of hand with a selection of media, where photography becomes mixed with wax, paint or plexiglass. Other artists use pinhole cameras or Polaroid film to achieve a specific effect, and some utilize digital means to create and alter the images, resulting in a different effect altogether. With all of these varying methods, it's up to the viewer to determine how the photos are created. The exhibition will feature photographers Dianne Bos (Calgary), Franco DeFrancesca (Toronto), John Folsom (Atlanta, GA), James Holroyd (Calgary), Joshua Jensen-Nagle (Toronto), Stuart McCall (Vancouver), and Sarah Nind (Toronto).
Virginia Mak - "Small Moments"
2/4/2017 - 3/4/2017
Newzones is pleased to announce "Small Moments", a solo show by Virginia Mak.
In this new series, Virginia Mak conjures from ordinary everyday experience a hidden sense of all that is extraordinary in just being alive. Each image is an instant that is free of ornament, implicit of his or her story, with their cracking surfaces about to burst and slip into the future.
One can also consider this series as a kind of slow-motion depiction: of people, of place, of postures, of colours and shapes, of immediacy, of ways of occupying space.”
The images range from a lyric fragment (a woman resting her head on a sofa) to extended, rolling meditations (a man’s hand touching the bark of a tree). What unifies them is a certain tension – the need to push forward is meeting the need to hold still.
Mak was born in Hong Kong. After graduating with a Philosophy Degree from the University of Calgary, she went on to study Photography at the Ontario College of Art. She is a recipient of project, exhibition and travel grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been written about in the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star, to name a few. Mak's photographs can be found in public and private collections in North America and Asia.
3/18/2017 - 5/6/2017
Newzones is excited to announce a solo exhibition of new drawings by Cathy Daley. At first glance, Cathy Daley's drawings are all frothy and savvy girlishness. Daley’s drawings, in fact, reflect an aesthetic driven by the contemporary figure yet coloured by post-feminist ideas surrounding the female form. Drawing from the world of high fashion, Daley’s work made with black oil pastel on white vellum is a contemporary exploration of both body politics and culturally accepted images of femininity. These iconic drawings often point to the formulas behind many stereotypes, which are built on unrealistic ideals of perfection and cultural caricatures. Born in 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Cathy Daley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art in 1975. Her drawings have been widely exhibited across North America and Europe. Daley is a recipient of numerous awards and grants and her artworks can be found in collections all over the world, including the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, amongst others.
Spin Cycle Matrix
5/13/2017 - 6/24/2017
Newzones is pleased to present “Spin Cycle Matrix,” a solo exhibition by Franco DeFrancesca. Embedded in a vortex of hyperreal colours, “Spin Cycle Matrix” reverberates between visual opulence and tactile indulgence. Motifs and montages vibrate and pulsate in amplified saturation. Mesmerized by the sea of memes and messages propagating through media, these works idle between clarity and diffusion, in a synesthetic experience between sight, sound and sense. As a multidisciplinary artist since 2004, DeFrancesca has been creating and exhibiting art and art projects ranging from sculpture/installation, photography, digital art, and sound art exploring narratives and representations that materialize notions of media, technology, history, and pop culture. DeFrancesca explores digital media as a mode of creating abstraction in the form of an art object. He investigates the links between art and memory, history and technology, by using digital imaging as a means to navigate the territory between photography and painting, mixing references to photography, painting and display technology. These vibrantly coloured works represent reflections on contemporary visual culture charmed by minimalism and modernism, technology and futurism. DeFrancesca has exhibited in Canada and the United States and his work can be found in private, corporate and public collections world-wide, including Cenovus Energy Inc., Repsol, GMP Securities, Encana, and Enbridge Inc., to name a few.