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JANUARY 2019
Kari Duke has been documenting the beautiful inconsistencies that are found in the alleys near her home in Edmonton for the past twenty years. Mother Nature and development have had their way in these older neighborhoods, but the heaves of time have not limited Kari's ability to beautifully express the nostalgia and warmth that she has found in her community.

​In his quiet canvases, Tom Gale has made a study of the interaction between man and nature. Tom has been well established in Edmonton's art scene for over forty years. He is able to identify the vividness and strength of nature right here in Edmonton's river valley by imposing his bits of value and originality to what will be seen to most as a decorative painting. Yet, the organic forms of the trees and earth in Gale's paintings take on a mystic quality that is subtle but entirely moving.
NEW PAINTINGS - GROUP SHOW - FEBRUARY 2019
​​New work by gallery artists Robert Lemay, Jeff Sylvester, Michelle Neumann, Steve Coffey, Tom Gale, Kari Duke, Paddy Lamb, and Krista Hamilton.
BEYOND REALISM - MARCH 2019
By opposing the imitation of reality while creating a new reality in its own right, artists offer new possibilities of vision by changing the way in which things are seen and known. The work in this exhibition invites the viewer to explore the trends and movements in art that are diverging and converging, crossing and overlapping, dismissing the notion that progress occurs only within paradigms and not between them. Featuring work by Antoni Tapies, Edward Burtynsky, Peter Blake, Angele Karosi, Oksana Movchan, Kari Duke, Sandro Chia, Craig Le Blanc, David Bolduc, Dave Thomas, David Hockney, Andrew Salgado, Tony Scherman, Jeff Sylvester, and Cynthia Fuhrer.
JEFF SYLVESTER - SUM OF ITS PARTS
APRIL 2019
​​The common element in this body of work, whether subtly placed or entirely featured on their own. are the groupings of birds. They make their way across the sky as one cohesive unit, morphing into seemingly choreographed shapes and patterns. These murmurations symbolize our sense of community and the ability to become more than our own individual sums; to work and transform as a group.
AARON MUNSON - BEING - JUNE 2019
​aAron Munson, recipient of the 2019 Eldon and Anne Foote award, is a Canadian filmmaker, cinematographer and multimedia artist. His work has taken him from his personal studio to war zones, high-Artic weather stations, reindeer nomad camps in Siberia, and the Arabian Desert. aAron’s projects tackle extreme human experiences, both far from and close to home, utilizing film, video, photography and sound to create visual explorations relating to mental illness, memory, and the conscious mind.

Being conscious only of filtered forms in the noise, the observations captured through these photographs are a reminder of the noise that is all form. In life, as in these images, perception changes through proximity to a situation, and normalized reality is challenged when confronted with an unfamiliar perspective. Are the emotional states we experience simply interactions within our brains making sense of a world that is complex beyond our ability to perceive it? To imagine a future that connects us to each other and to the universe, might we look beyond the familiar forms that we project onto each other that divide and isolate us?

This exhibition demonstrated how a shift in perspective can create a vantage point beyond the familiar. Created through the actions of carbon ink, the imagery is a reminder of the incredible nature of things that we are woven into and have evolved from.

OUR MANY PATHS - AUGUST  2019
​​"Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand."
- Rudolf Arnheim

‘Our Many Paths’ is a group exhibition featuring The Front Gallery artists, and also a collaboration with all of the galleries on 124th street.

A curator usually weaves a story, built upon the many stories that the artists have provided. This spatial layout is based on shapes, colors, subject matter, and are all symbolic of the interaction of meaningful entities, and our inbred need to produce an orderly arrangement.

This exhibition, curated by Rachel Bouchard and Edmund Haakonson, challenges the concept above allowing entropy to reign, with the hope that the viewer will consider each artist’s story/path, examine the whole and it’s parts, and bring their own meaning and order to make the spatial layout functional.