Art Galleries + Museums
THROUGH AUGUST 27 The Esker Foundation is presenting the work of Calgary-based artist Jason de Haan, who focuses on the process of things transforming slowly over time. This process of change is shown through unique artwork such as his “Salt Beard” pieces, which are classical busts with mineral growths that resemble beards. In the new exhibit, some of his artwork includes a new, full-sized salt beard figure, a live tree, and a slideshow produced in collaboration with the Royal Tyrrell Museum about Shelly, a soft-shell turtle who’s been living at the Drumheller museum for more than 20 years.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of surprises in the gallery that people will discover,” says curator Shauna Thompson.
Also showing is The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun. The film by Russian-American artist Anton Vidokle explores the work of Soviet biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky, who believed all the great upheavals in human history, such as revolution, epidemics, and war were caused by increased activity of the sun. The Esker Foundation, 1011 - 9 Ave SE, 403-930-2490, eskerfoundation.com
Jason de Haan, A house that tells you where you came from, 2017 (production still).