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Open Spaces: Windows to a View

Open Spaces: Windows to a View Exhibition space for Canadian artists

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 Avenue between 1 Street S.E. and Centre Street.

If you have any questions or would like your work exhibited, contact publicart@calgary.ca

Current exhibition

Special Thymes - Les Ramsay

A series of new paintings by Métis artist Les Ramsay titled "Special Thymes" displays current and ancient conversations that coalesce and coexist.

This suite of works reflects images of organic states of fractured evolution, text, and figure that float and mingle in lucid landscapes. Ramsay creates his works by recycling the excess of everyday ideas and domestic objects using constructive and deconstructive strategies.

With a layered multi-media studio practice, Ramsay draws inspiration from domestic craft, textiles, folk art, and digital drawing, forming groups of large oil paintings, fabric assemblages, sculptures, and framed needlepoint.

About the artist

Les Ramsay was born in Vancouver and currently lives and works in the Tla'amin Nation in Qathet Region on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

He received his BFA at Emily Carr University with a six-month exchange at the Universitat de Bellas Artes in Valencia, Spain in 2007. He also completed his MFA in Painting at Concordia University in 2015.

His art has been exhibited in Canada, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and the United States.


Past exhibits

2020 - 2021

2016 - 2019

2012 - 2014

2010 - 2012

2009 - 2010

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