Exhibitions

The Artist's Mirror: Self Portraits

March 10, 2018 – January 6, 2019

This exhibition features artists looking deeply at themselves and creating self-portraits in paint, photography and sculpture. From biographical self- expression to political commentary, the motivation behind creating a self-portrait is as diverse as the artists themselves. These portraits represent a fascinating selection of artists and time periods, drawn from the collections of Library and Archives Canada.


Graphic Illustration of a tattoo

Power in Pictures: The Outside Circle and the Impact of the Graphic Novel

Organized by Glenbow; curated by Joanne Schmidt

The Power in Pictures exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops hosted at Glenbow that connected young people from USAY (Urban Society of Aboriginal Youth) with artist Kelly Mellings, illustrator of the graphic novel The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson. Participants were encouraged to tap into their own creativity to create comics and masks that drew on their own experiences to tell a story. A shared and collaborative space, the gallery features the art created by the USAY participants hung alongside that of the artist who taught them, creating a space where complex feelings and experiences are explored through art.


James Hill, self-Portrait as a Snail, 1979, Library and Archives Canada; c151789k


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