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Open Spaces: Windows to a View

This program offers local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their art in a highly visible downtown location while working with a professional guest curator. The program, which began in 2009, celebrates the diversity and quality of works by regional artists, while enlivening the Centre Street LRT Platform on 7 Ave. between 1 St. and Centre St. SE.

Current exhibition​​​​​​​​​

Soft Focus, Hazel May Eckert
April 18 - June 5, 2019
Presented by TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

Partially-rendered iPhone images create blurry mirages of people, places, and moments. These images relate to our frustration and impatience with technology; but are beautiful, contemplative washes of colour. You are left to find your own meaning through the art.

Soft Focus is large-scale printed works of nearly-captured moments from the artist’s iPhone. It is a collection of images as loosely formed thoughts. Soft Focus aims to prompt you to pause and consider your phone as a fickle collaborator in autobiography, photography, and portraiture.

Hazel May Eckert is a St. John’s-based artist and designer from Toronto, ON. She received a BFA in printmaking from OCAD University (2008) and a diploma in graphic design from the College of the North Atlantic (2017). Eckert’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions across Canada. She has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies from the Ontario Arts Council, ArtsNL, Open Studio, and The Rooms. She is also the creator of Nothing New, an independent publishing insignia focused on the production of small-scale artist editions and contemporary print-based works.

Reception & Artist Talk
April 18th, 7:00PM at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1
116 7th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H5