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About Us

Hope & Fear is a contemporary art show featuring students, and alumni of the University of Alberta and Portage College. Works use mixed media, including print, sculpture, and performance, to explore the dialogue between hope and fear in the current socio-political landscape. 

Over the past year we have witnessed, from a far, a huge refugee crisis in Europe, Brexit, a failed military coup in Turkey and the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States despite his fascist, sexist, and aggressive rhetoric.  Last November during former UN Ambassador Stephen Lewis’ honorary doctorate acceptance speech at the University of Alberta, Steven Lewis spoke these impassioned words;

 

“I beg you to understand that the world has turned. It hasn't just changed; it's turned. And your collective response—moral, principled, determined, tenacious, indefatigable—it can save this world.”

 

Hope and Fear is a collective response to the ‘turned world’ in the form of an exhibition of artworks from the University of Alberta's Fine Art and Portage College’s Art and Design departments. Many different issues are raised and confronted from climate change to gender inequality, from the changes in oil production in Alberta to police corruption to the rise of ‘Alternative Facts’. Hope and Fear is a reflection of the anxieties of our era and about the hope we need to inspire in humans in our times.  

 

In his 2015 acceptance speech, Justin Trudeau famously said “we beat fear with hope. We beat cynicism with hard work.” Yes – of course: hard work is good, hard work is important and we are all committed to it. Artists around the world recognize that they have an extremely important job and a lot of hard work to do at this time. But, if as a society we all have our heads down working too hard we can’t see the steam train charging towards us. These artists have their heads up and eyes open and generously give to society images and objects that provoke, calm, bolster, shock. 

Special thanks to Royden Mills, Marilene Oliver, Stephanie Johnson and Sarah Polkinghorn for making this show possible!

Rutherford Galleria

April 8, 1:00pm

HOPE & FEAR

 


Saturday April 1 - Installation in Galleria begins 

Thursday April 6 - Last Critique of Class 2:00PM, Critique Roy’s Class with invited guest critic

Saturday April 8 - Opening Reception: 1:00PM


Monday April 24 - International Sculpture Centre event: Join a walk about Tour with Artists, friends and family, media Please attend and have on Resume as Participant in the global event "International Sculpture Day 2017" University of Alberta Rutherford Library Galleria.

May 31 - Last Day of Exhibition ( No work removed before 4:00 PM)

June 3 - All Work must be gone from the Galleria and floors swept and mopped and site in better shape than you found it by 4 pm

Dates

U of A Sculpture Students

Isabel Gomez

Vanessa Greaves

Maya Candler

Ange Kindrachuk

Roseanna Nay

Hollis Hunter

Caleb Vander Leek

Thomas Weir

Vera Consolo

Kaida Kobylka

Lindsay Kirker

David Platek

Zac Billard

Bastian Loveland

Nicholas Hertz

Printmaking Students on Wall

Jason Abma

Alicia Campbell

Savina Chan

Breanne Dagenais

Nicholas Hertz

Remy Moerkerk

Amber Rosborough

Courtney Standing

Vanessa Traub

Danielle Wong

Adrianna Yiing

Sam Tiberius

Christy Lisseth

Chelsea Finn

Danielle McBeth

Amelia Nash

Jessica Norbert

Kym Wu

Hilary Zak

Chelsey Campbell

Jeraldine Chong

Brad Fehr

Gabrielle Lussier

Angela Sneider

Miriam Rudolph

Portage College

Jamie John Kehewin

Tessirae Sasakamoose

Jessica Foy

Danielle Didzena

Charlene Moberly

Amber Weasel Head

Pierre Oberg Insturctor

 

U of A Graduate Students

T.J. MacLachlan

Joshua Wade

 

U of A Alumni 

Carson Tarnasky

Val Sirbu

Mike Cor

Stephanie Jonsson

Kasie Campbell

Carly Greene

James MacDonald

Nathan Levasseur

 

Print Graduate Students

Meghan Pohlod

Phoebe Todd-Parrish

Madeline Mackay

Myken Mcdowell

 

500 level Print Making students

Madison Dewar

Mitch Chalifoux

Ashna Jacob

Michael McInnis

Daria Nordell

Abigail Lee

Deltra Powney

Devon Roch

Sydney Ashton

Robyn Hamel

Billy Marshall

Courtney Standing

 
 
 

U of A Sculpture Students

Isabel Gomez

Vanessa Greaves

Maya Candler

Ange Kindrachuk

Roseanna Nay

Hollis Hunter

Caleb Vander Leek

Thomas Weir

Vera Consolo

Kaida Kobylka

Lindsay Kirker

David Platek

Zac Billard

Bastian Loveland

Nicholas Hertz

Printmaking Students on Wall

Jason Abma

Alicia Campbell

Savina Chan

Breanne Dagenais

Nicholas Hertz

Remy Moerkerk

Amber Rosborough

Courtney Standing

Vanessa Traub

Danielle Wong

Adrianna Yiing

Sam Tiberius

Christy Lisseth

Chelsea Finn

Danielle McBeth

Amelia Nash

Jessica Norbert

Kym Wu

Hilary Zak

Chelsey Campbell

Jeraldine Chong

Brad Fehr

Gabrielle Lussier

Angela Sneider

Miriam Rudolph

Artists 

 

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