"Discover the Edge"

"Discover the Edge"

The Edge Gallery was established in 2008 and is dedicated to the presentation of artwork by regional artists.

 We are committed to exhibiting art that challenges, educates and visually inspires our audience, through historical and contemporary avenues, involving printmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and new media.  

Visit The Edge Gallery in historical Inglewood and in Spring Creek, Canmore.

In our Calgary Gallery (map): Ghosts and Angels
Jeffrey Spalding
December 1st to December 31st, 2016
Opening Reception:
Thursday December 1st, 5-8pm (artist in attendance)

The Edge Gallery - YYC (Calgary) is pleased to present
JEFFREY SPALDING - Ghosts and Angels

Jeffrey has created a series of prints in collaboration with master printmaker Gordon Novak of Novak Graphics, Admiral, Saskatchewan. Ghosts and Angels have come about from Jeffrey’s ongoing practice of reclaiming discarded artworks and re-working and layering each piece with a happenstance outcome of color and composition. Spalding is a multi-media artist, writing, curator, teacher and museum director. He currently is the Senior Curator at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as well as the Consulting Editor at Galleries West. He has served as Director at major art museums, including the Glenbow Museum, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Appleton Museum of Art, Florida, and as Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary. He is a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, past-president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary.

In our Canmore Gallery (map): Looking Back
David Foxcroft
On going
Opening Reception:

Looking Back - David Foxcroft - The Edge Gallery CANMORE

David Foxcroft graduated in 1977 from the Alberta College of Art in Fine Arts with a major in painting. Since that time he has been awarded numerous project grants from Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. His work is published in: Young Contemporaries ’80, London Regional Art Gallery; A Measure of Success, the Alberta College of Art, 1985; and Artists of Alberta, the University of Alberta Press, 1980. In addition to his prolific artistic career, David owns The Edge Gallery and FrameCo Custom Picture Framing in Inglewood, Calgary. David maintains a studio at The Edge Gallery (CANMORE). His work is found in many private collections in Canada and abroad, as well as corporate and public collections such as Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, University of Lethbridge, Alberta College of Art and Design and Bow Valley College.

Foxcroft’s fascination with interiors is exemplified by the strategic placement of colour, tonal variances and mixed media miscellany. References to his knowledge of art history, everyday occurrences and life in general are randomly yet precisely revealed. By happenstance, certain objects are favoured and re-emerge on different surfaces. Images are often repeated and reversed while constructions are mirrored in print form creating an additional artistic declaration.

In some works randomly found wood and metal objects, canvas scraps and construction remnants are retrieved and skillfully re-constructed into multi-layered abstractions. Other assemblages contain hundreds of precisely cut pieces of paper collaged into complex aesthetics. Obvious in all of Foxcroft’s work are a combination of strong compositional qualities and an acute grasp of spatial relationships. The corollary is a quantity of intricate images that provide a thoughtful and enduring visual experience.