july 4 to 13, 2014
The Artist Ranch Project is an initiative designed to create a discourse about western heritage and values for the 21st century while inviting contemporary artists to reexamine what it means to experience Western Canada from a traditional perspective… our western heritage and the majesty of our physical environment.
Contemporary artists are invited each year to visit and experience an Alberta working ranch for a weekend residency in late summer. Following the residency, the artists will spend several months creating artwork inspired by this experience, for exhibit and sale in the following Western Showcase at the Calgary Stampede.
We would like to thank the hosting ranches for welcoming our artists and volunteers. Thank you to our visitors and patrons for supporting this exciting initiative. We look forward to the next exhibition of art inspired by ranching in Southern Alberta.
2014 participating artists - the OH Ranch
K. Neil Swanson
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Winnipeg-born, Calgary-based painter Danielle Bartlette uses oil and acrylic media to examine complex relationships between place and memory. With each painting series, Bartlette draws upon techniques such as abstract expressionism, collage, typography and signage to plot her memories of a particular place, separating and recombining them in new formations. The resulting personal geographies evoke nostalgia, and then quickly bypass it, exploring and questioning the selective role of sensory experience in the formation of personal memory and subjective experience.