Southern Alberta Art Gallery opens three new exhibits

Asha Bajaj
3 min readDec 2, 2021

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Lethbridge/Canadian-Media: The Southern Alberta Art Gallery would display three new exhibitions found in three different areas of the gallery until February 6 showcasing the works of one Swedish and two southern Alberta artists, media reports said.

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Under the Vast Sky by Swedish artist Britta Marakatt-Labba would be displayed in the main gallery, Body Longing by Mandy Espezel is located in the upper gallery space, and There Were Nothing But Pedigrees All Around Us by Luke Johnson is located in the library.

Britta Marakatt-Labba, Avverkning/Deforestation (detail), textile, 2020. Courtesy of North Norwegian Art Museum, Tromsø.

Britta Marakatt-Labba is a Swedish North Sápmi, the Indigenous peoples of Sweden and Norway. Her exhibition represents the biggest retrospective of the most comprehensive collection of her work to date.

Her works touch on different themes like Sápmi mythology, cosmology, global warming and climate issues, everyday scenes of Sápmi people and cultures and traditions as well as more contemporary issues, said Adam Whitford, interim curator for Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge Herald News reports said.

Body Longing by Mandy Espezel, a Lethbridge-based artist and University of Lethbridge professor who completes painting installations, appeals to the value of lived experience and the body as a field of sense and emotion.

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“In conceiving the exhibition with Mandy, she is very interested in creating a whole painting in the gallery space, not just paintings on canvas that are hung on the wall,” said Whitford, Lethbridge Herald News reports said.

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