Current Exhibition

Alberta Printmakers

4025 4th St SE Calgary, AB

Hours: Wed - Sat 11 am to 4 pm

April 20 - June 01, 2018

 

Makeshift Tales/Elizabeth D'Agostino

"Let it… be borne in mind how infinitely complex and close-fitting are the mutual relations of all organic beings to each other and to their physical conditions of life; and consequently what infinitely varied diversities of structure might be of use to each being under changing conditions of life." 

In Makeshift Tales, Elizabeth D’Agostino embraces improvisational experimentation and adaptive problem-solving in both her technical approach to material making and in the conceptual issues she chooses to engage. Drawing on environmental debates surrounding species extinction, biotechnology, genetic engineering, climate change, urban expansion and population pressures, D’Agostino creates a fantastical floating world of miniature architectures and hybrid life forms. Set against a printed backdrop of layered narrative veils illustrating a complex history of sociobiological interactions, her mixed media prints and sculptural assemblages model evolutionary processes in their very construction, tapping into print’s historical propensity for adapting and combining .

--Jenn Law 2017

For each exhibition, Alberta Printmakers invites an author to write a short essay on the work of the exhibiting artists. Read the essay by author Jenn Law here..