June 24th, 2024

New exhibits on display at Casa

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on February 4, 2022.

Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman Darcy Logan, curator for the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge talks about the current exhibitions at Casa, seen here is Burrows & Bungalows with a work by Leila Armstrong displayed in the Main Gallery.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

New exhibitions are now available at Casa featuring an array of local artists and artists that are practicing in the region.
Casa has began 2022 with seven new exhibitions which are located in the main gallery and in several auxiliary spaces. They have been on display since Jan. 29 and will run until March 26.
“We have in the Main Gallery Burrows and Bungalows by Lethbridge artist Lila Armstrong and Lila is working on her PhD in evolution and behaviour at the university right now,” said Darcy Logan, curator and gallery services manager at Casa.
He said Armstrong is interested in looking at urban wildlife that you find in Lethbridge, and she has constructed some really interesting collages to ask us questions and try to begin a dialogue about how we relate to the natural world that is all around us.
Logan described another exhibition that is located in the Main Gallery called The Existentialist by Jason Trotter who is a longtime contributor to the Lethbridge arts community. Logan said over the last few years, Trotter has been working predominately in stencils and spray paint in a kind of urban street art approach to his practice.
“He was inspired for this exhibition by trains that you see moving across the prairies and if you look at the sides of the train cars you always see graffiti and all sorts of symbolism,” said Logan.
He said this exhibition recreates that and uses Trotter’s own personal iconography and stories of southern Alberta.
Logan said the current exhibitions at Casa are a really important forum that the community can come down to, and have discussions and dialogues about issues that are relevant to us in our community.
“And more than that, the public can come out and celebrate just the diversity of talent that we have in our community, because Lethbridge has active artists working in all sorts of creative disciplines and sometimes the community might not even be aware,” said Logan.
Other exhibitions in display are Ossuary by Shanell Papp, Flora and Fauna by Isabel Robertson, Worlds Apart by Aaron Hagan, The Dancers by Maria Riviere, and No Voices, a group exhibition that features 12 artists uniquely responding to the same verse of poetry.
Logan said there is always something to look for at Casa and invites everyone to stop by and see what local artists have to offer.
“Casa is always free to visit and our exhibitions rotate every six to seven weeks, so there’s always something new to see,” said Logan.

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