Here Now or Nowhere is an exhibition of temporary public artworks presented throughout downtown Grande Prairie during the month of January 2009.
The exhibition is designed to animate and engage the city through the presentation of a number of free events, objects and experiences. Based on the structure of last year’s exhibition – entitled ARTery – which focused on video projections in various storefronts, this year’s iteration has been expanded to include an interactive audio work, a series of newspaper projects in the Herald-Tribune every Friday, a free comic book, and for 3 nights only, a special installation in which a residential house glows with the light of 50 televisions.
Curated by Toronto artist Micah Lexier, this exhibition features an international selections of artists from Grande Prairie, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, London, Ontario, New York, and even as far away at Tipperary Ireland. There are a number of new works made specifically for Here Now or Nowhere including Edward Bader’s comic book, Kim Moodie’s newspaper project and Jan Peacock’s video installation. Kelly Mark is presenting a new version of her famous Glow House series and this exhibition marks the world premiere of Adad Hannah’s two new videos.
Here Now or Nowhere has been made possible by dozens of partnerships and sponsorships, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie thanks the following for their generosity that has been critical in making the exhibition a success:
City of Grande Prairie
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Bear Creek Broadcasting (Q99)
Big Country CJXX
The Daily Herald Tribune
Figel Financial Services
Forbes and Friends
Grande Prairie Valve and Fitting
Greenblade Landscape Co.
ISL Engineering and Land Services
The Living Christ Youth Mission Fellowship
Dr. Richard A. Martin Professional Corporation
The Rabbit Hole
The Sandman Hotel
The Stonebridge Hotel
Peter von Tiesenhausen
The Tofer Family
Wonderland Toy and Hobby
An exhibition of temporary public interventions by an international selection of artists, presented throughout downtown Grande Prairie during the month of January 2009.
Video projections and installations presented in various storefronts by
Deb Davidovits (Beacon, NY)
Neil Goldberg (NYC)
Adad Hannah (Montreal, QC)
Kristan Horton (Toronto, ON)
Michael Klein (Toronto, ON)
Jan Peacock (Halifax, NS)
Jon Sasaki (Toronto, ON)
A FREE comic book by Ed Bader (Grande Prairie, AB) available throughout the city.
An interactive audio work by Germaine Koh (Vancouver, BC.)
A Glow House installation by Kelly Mark (Toronto, ON.)
Full-page newspaper projects published in the local newspaper by artists Kim Moodie (London, ON), Michael Dumontier (Winnipeg, MB) and Erica Van Horn (Tipperary, Ireland.)
Please join us Saturday, January 17, 2009 for a day of talks, and a night of celebration.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
10122 – 100 Avenue
A Day of Talks 2 – 5:30 pm
A Night of Celebration 7:00 pm.
Here Now or Nowhere is the second in a series of exhibitions of temporary artwork in downtown Grande Prairie. For more information about last year’s exhibition, ARTery, please click here.