Elevations opens this Friday, Dec 14, 2012 at 7 pm
Peter von Tiesenhausen: Elevations
Peter von Tiesenhausen: Elevations. On view at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

On Friday, December 14, everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception for the new exhibition Elevations by Peter von Tiesenhausen. Peter von Tiesenhausen is one of the Peace Region’s most celebrated artists. Elevations brings together works in wood, bronze, and steel, weighing a total of over 10,000 lbs, along with photography and video, for Tiesenhausen’s most ambitious exhibition in over a decade.

Friday, December 14, 2012
7:00 pm
This event is open to the public. Admission is Free.
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Elevations targets the extinction of desire, the end of time.
It searches out significance and engagement to pursue being.
The stories growing of our own making, each telling different, even while it is the same.
Which of them allow ascent?

-Peter von Tiesenhausen

About the Exhibition
Through relics, sculpture, ‘painting,’ video, and documentary photography, Peter von Tiesenhausen reveals his voyages in his upcoming exhibition Elevations at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

The exhibition brings together significant artefacts and relics from von Tiesenhausen’s lifelong search for meaning, his lifelong attempt to understand the world and the artist’s place within it. Elevations is a work of research and of definition of place, a journey through space and time, and an attempt to perceive a sense of the essence of that meaning by capturing its residue.

After twenty years of total immersion in his artistic practice, von Tiesenhausen’s journeys today are less epic odysseys than they are explorations of inner space.

In this, von Tiesenhausen’s most ambitious exhibition in more than 10 years, the artist employs over 10,000 pounds of wood, steel, and bronze, along with video and photography to share his explorations with his home region.

About the Artist
Peter von Tiesenhausen resides in Demmitt, Alberta, and is one of northern Alberta’s most prominent contemporary artists. He has exhibited his works around the world and across Canada, and frequently lectures on his work and his remarkable life at universities, colleges, and conferences near and far. His work is held in numerous significant public collections, and several of his public sculptures are on permanent display in cities across Canada.

Gallery Holiday Hours

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie wishes to announce that the Gallery will be closed for a short time during the Christmas season. The Gallery will be open to the public during regular hours on all days not listed below. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.

December 24 10 am – 1 pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 Closed
December 31 10 am – 1 pm
January 1 Closed

The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee House. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie.

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