John Chalke’s ‘clay paintings’ are conceptual ceramic works that dance between sculpture and painting. Inspired by the landscape of southwestern Alberta no less than its local clay, minerals, textures, and fissures, Chalke’s works are richly textured. Surface Tension draws on public and private collections from across Canada to explore the horses and cows, bottles and broken crockery, aerial views and archaeology of Chalke’s personal iconography.
Organized by Nickle Galleries, curated by Michele Hardy with catalogue essay by Amy Gogarty, Susan Willock-Sax and Barbara Tipton.
October 15, 2015 - December 19, 2015
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursdays until 8:00 pm Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed Sundays and Holidays
Opening reception: October 15, 2015 5-8m
Curator's tour: October 22, 2015 12-1pm