Fissure: Ann Clarke & Doug Haynes

June 1st – Semptember 30th 2016

Reception: September 8th 5-7pm

505 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB

The two works included in this exhibition were created during the time both artists were professors at the University of Alberta. At that time, the University and the Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) was well-known as a bastion of post-painterly abstraction, colour-field and formalist art-making. Clement Greenberg was a frequent visitor to Alberta and maintained close ties to many individuals connected with the University both as students and faculty.

A special thanks to Daniel Lindley for curating this exhibition for Calgary Allied Arts Foundation.

Gallery 505 is Calgary’s newest public art venue curated by the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF). This new space “Gallery 505” is a reference to its street address at 505 – 8th Ave SW. This high pedestrian traffic area will now give CAAF a street presence and extend our footprint into the Calgary cultural scene. Here on display you will see artworks on loan from the Civic Art Collection, as well as previous participants from CAAF’s Artist in Residence Program.

The Civic Art Collection contains over 1000 works of art and the collection is the pride and joy of The City of Calgary. For many years, CAAF has provided acquisition funds for the collection, which has allowed the number to grow. The artworks date from 1850 to the present and include the names of some of Calgary’s most recognized historic and contemporary artists.

The footprint for the gallery is not large but it is dynamic. Every aspect has been considered from the design of the interior to the environmental concerns associated with displaying artwork. We are ever so grateful to donor 679 Capital for seeing Gallery 505 come to fruition. By collaborating with CAAF, we hope to enrich the community in the core and further promote Calgary’s vibrant art scene.