Mount Royal University - Reconciliation
Feb
11
to Jan 31

Mount Royal University - Reconciliation

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Curated by Curtis (Dez) Desiatnyk

Reconciliation (rec•on•cil•i•a•tion) - the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.This exhibition aims to explore an alternate definition: a harmonization of education to facilitate a framework for coming to terms with our damaging past. A look at the consequences of forced assimilation on a culture and its people, not only for those directly affected, but the long term impacts on future generations. We look at this topic through three very distinct viewpoints.

 

GEORGE WEBBER

The Canadian residential school system was created for the purpose of removing Indigenous children from the influence of their own culture. On August 14, 2015 the St. Mary’s Residential School was destroyed by arson. The School was located on Canada’s largest First Nations Reserve, the Kainai/Blood Reserve of Southern Alberta. George Webber presents a short photo essay on the school before and after its destruction.

 

SOLOMAN CHINIQUAY

A filmmaker and photographer from the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Soloman presents four diptychs from larger bodies of work in progress. “The word reconciliation has left a bitter and confusing taste in my mouth, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.”

 

DAVID YOUN AND AARON PELLETIER

Images from David Youn accompany this autobiographical look at Aaron Pelletier’s transformative journey of spiritual awakening from the trenches of darkness and isolation through his poetry. 

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Mount Royal University - Reconciliation - Opening Reception
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Mount Royal University - Reconciliation - Opening Reception

Curated by Curtis (Dez) Desiatnyk

Reconciliation (rec•on•cil•i•a•tion) - the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.This exhibition aims to explore an alternate definition: a harmonization of education to facilitate a framework for coming to terms with our damaging past. A look at the consequences of forced assimilation on a culture and its people, not only for those directly affected, but the long term impacts on future generations. We look at this topic through three very distinct viewpoints.

 

GEORGE WEBBER

The Canadian residential school system was created for the purpose of removing Indigenous children from the influence of their own culture. On August 14, 2015 the St. Mary’s Residential School was destroyed by arson. The School was located on Canada’s largest First Nations Reserve, the Kainai/Blood Reserve of Southern Alberta. George Webber presents a short photo essay on the school before and after its destruction.

 

SOLOMAN CHINIQUAY

A filmmaker and photographer from the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Soloman presents four diptychs from larger bodies of work in progress. “The word reconciliation has left a bitter and confusing taste in my mouth, and I’m not sure how I feel about it.”

 

DAVID YOUN AND AARON PELLETIER

Images from David Youn accompany this autobiographical look at Aaron Pelletier’s transformative journey of spiritual awakening from the trenches of darkness and isolation through his poetry. 

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YYC6 - Exhibition for Exposure Photography Festival - Opening Gala
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

YYC6 - Exhibition for Exposure Photography Festival - Opening Gala

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Featuring a collection of 6 YYC photographers.  Come to our Gala, Feb 1, 2018.  Work will be up for the month of February!  This is our first inaugural exhibition collaboration with Phil&Sebastian Mission Cafe and the Exposure Photography Festival.  Come join us and make it a huge success!

This year's theme is Urban Calgary.  

YYC6 brings together the work of six local photographers and their unique perspectives on Calgary’s evolving urban development and inner city. Their diverse interpretations zero in on a city that is constantly changing, highlighting the effects through the architecture, people, urban landscape, and artistic expression. While the works show contrasting personal views of the city, they nonetheless find common ground in their examinations of a city in flux. 

Photographers:

  • Elyse Bouvier
  • Philip David
  • Curtis (Dez) Desiatnyk
  • Kaitlin Moerman
  • Alvin Parangit
  • David Youn
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YYC6 - Exhibition for Exposure Photography Festival
Feb
1
to Feb 28

YYC6 - Exhibition for Exposure Photography Festival

  • Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters (map)
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Featuring a collection of 6 YYC photographers. Work will be up for the month of February!  This is our first inaugural exhibition collaboration with Phil&Sebastian Mission Cafe and the Exposure Photography Festival.  Come join us and make it a huge success!

This year's theme is Urban Calgary.  

YYC6 brings together the work of six local photographers and their unique perspectives on Calgary’s evolving urban development and inner city. Their diverse interpretations zero in on a city that is constantly changing, highlighting the effects through the architecture, people, urban landscape, and artistic expression. While the works show contrasting personal views of the city, they nonetheless find common ground in their examinations of a city in flux. 

Photographers:

  • Elyse Bouvier
  • Philip David
  • Curtis (Dez) Desiatnyk
  • Kaitlin Moerman
  • Alvin Parangit
  • David Youn
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Magari Pop-Up
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Magari Pop-Up

curating a community around streetwear, art, vintage clothing, and good vibes in calgary.

this is achieved by creating popup storefronts for interesting people.

this is our second popup - and it's going to be huge.

featuring future grownup, david youn photography, yycsoldiers, brooke rollins photography, elevate from forty, josh makorto, the buddhacris, eight ounce coffee and many more.

currently carrying: supreme, assc, adidas, off-white, nike, tommy hilfiger, and more...

hype-beasts, fashionistas, lovers of art, photography, and coffee. come, enjoy a evening with us, and get your dancing pants on.

this the last event of 2017 you cannot miss.

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Art House - Phil & Sebastian
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Art House - Phil & Sebastian

My first gallery show!  I'm so excited and honoured that I could have my images up on a wall, no less at my absolute favourite coffee shop in the city (world)!  Come on out an take a gander, say hi, and just keep me grounded in some way.  What an incredible event!

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