Calgary’s gallery scene will be seeing the addition of a new gallery with the opening of a second location of Barbara Edwards Contemporary. The gallery will kick off the opening with an exhibition of new works by Eric Fischl.
Fischl is a prolific and occasionally controversial artist who has worked in sculpture, watercolour and resin collage. He has drawn comparisons to Degas for his emotionally charged and subtle work. The exhibition at Barbara Edwards Contemporary will feature a new set of sculptures completed in bronze and glass.
“Fischls work is provocative and engaging. Were delighted to be bringing this calibre of contemporary art to Calgary as it sets a strong artistic foundation for our new space in the community,” said Barbara Edwards.
Fischl will be present on October 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the opening reception. The gallery will also play host to the artist in conversation with Border Crossings magazine editor at large, Robert Enright. It will be followed by a book signing of Fischl’s memoir “Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas“. The exhibition runs until November 30.
Barbara Edwards Contemporary opened its first gallery in 2009 in Toronto with the goal of bringing high quality contemporary art to Canada.
1114 11 St. SW, 587-349-2014, becontemporary.com