The Art Atlas asks practicing artists to share images that inspire and inform their practice to be displayed at IAC. By relying less on didactic panels, essays and talks, The Art Atlas is a way to share how artists work in a way that aims to accommodate the diverse ways artists interpret the world. This exhibition provides a connection to the broader arts community and contemporary practices, connecting artist to artist.
Chris Cran is a key figure in the Calgary visual arts community who has influenced generations of students at the Alberta College of Art + Design. His art traverses a range of interests, often with pop culture as a touchstone. Cran has exhibited across Canada and internationally and his work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Nickle Arts Museum, the Art Gallery of Alberta and Glenbow. The New York Times has described him as an artist “who has built a career on tampering with people’s perceptions.”
Tousley, Nancy. “One New Work – Chris Cran: At Play.” Glenbow, 2019, www.glenbow.org/exhibitions/one-new-work/chris-cran-at-play/.
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