Two Galleries Collaborate on John Snow Exhibit

Friday, February 2nd will be a collaborative night between the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and Grant Berg Gallery, as both galleries will feature artworks by prominent Alberta artist, John Snow (1911– 2004).

Snow was primarily a self-taught lithographer who quickly became a master in the field and his contributions to printmaking made Alberta widely regarded internationally for innovation in printmaking. Snow’s techniques contributed to a new vocabulary in the field of lithography for which he was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1996.

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (AGGP) is opening John Snow: Layers of Home, with artworks from its Permanent Collection, and Grant Berg Gallery will have an exhibition of Snow’s artworks for sale.

“At the Grant Berg Gallery, we want to make significant Canadian art accessible to the people of Grande Prairie, with partnerships we are able to do just that with this John Snow exhibition and sale,” said Grant Berg.

The artworks selected for Layers of Home bring viewers a reflective moment of home. Snow often created and chose textures familiar to us, common patterns and textures found around our own homes, such as lace, crocheted doilies, and various other fabrics which act as an extension of each layer, adding depth to his designs.

“I am delighted to have worked with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in sharing this dynamic collection of John Snow’s work with the community. We are proud to invite everyone to explore the sentiments of ‘home’ held in his art,” shared Guest Curator, Danielle Ribar.

John Snow: Layers of Home will be on view at the AGGP until March 30, 2018 and Snow’s artwork will be available for purchase from the Grant Berg Gallery. February 2nd’s event will take place at Grant Berg Gallery, (9907 – 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB) at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.

Posted January 31, 2018 in Opening Reception