JOHN GRAHAM “Museum of Dreams” and MARCIE ROHR “Now You See Me”

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November 28, 2016

 

EXHIBITIONS AT HARCOURT HOUSE ARTIST RUN CENTRE:

 

JOHN GRAHAM: Museum of Dreams

and

MARCIE ROHR: Now You See Me

December 1, 2016 – January 21, 2017

Harcourt House Artists Run Centre is pleased to present two evocative art exhibitions:  John Graham: Museum of Dreams (The Main Gallery) and Marcie Rohr: Now You See Me (The Front Gallery).    Both exhibitions run until January 21, 2017.

Please join us for the official opening of the exhibitions along with the artists’ talk and galleries tour on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 7 to 10 pm. Wine & cheese reception (cash bar) will follow the official part. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Angèle Karosi, Harcourt’s Gallery Services Coordinator, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, tel. 780-426-4180; email: harcourtinfo@shaw.ca or visit our website at www.harcourthouse.ab.ca

Harcourt House Gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.  The Gallery is closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.

 

JOHN GRAHAM: Museum of Dreams

Main Gallery

In this multi-media installation, John Graham – a nationally and internationally renowned visual artist, filmmaker, architect, and a Professor of Art at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon – presents an imaginary museum collection of objects from his own dreams. 30 sculptures have been assembled into a bizarre collection of oddities, hybrid protagonists, magical lyricism and vague storytelling. Conceived as a poetic laboratory, this project interrelates metaphorical visualizations from both the consciousness and subconscious realms. Each piece in this exhibition evolved into being like a dream. Each presents surreal symbolic messaging from inner worlds. Each is individually imbued with an enigmatic narrative. Each embodies its own strange inner logic. All of these qualities are intended to resonate with the authentic self.  The experience of this ensemble is not intended to appease the conscious mind, but to challenge it. Like Surrealists, this installation embodies unpredictable juxtapositions and symbolic narratives that shape themselves around varying psychological tone.

 

MARCIE ROHR: Now You See Me

Front Gallery

Marcie Rohr explores – in her expressive body of work – a compelling story of personal history of her family: European ancestry, war conflicts, land, relocation, musing on things carried and left behind, dreams, hopes and aspirations.  Rohr is one of the emerging but artistically prolific visual artists and social activists based in Edmonton. She co-founded Papercastle Art Collective, an organization which facilitates collaboration between the arts and social justice projects.

 

 

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