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Truck Contemporary Art In Calgary

Artist-run Centres (ARCs) are non-profit organizations, run by and for artists, supporting new and innovative practices in the arts. With a rich history that spans over thirty years, ARCs have had a significant impact on the cultural ecology in Canada and around the world. Generally, these centres exhibit contemporary art which parallels the larger public institutions and private commercial galleries – offering an alternative to artists in determining how to represent their work. Most of Canada’s best known and internationally recognized contemporary artists, curators and cultural practitioners have come out of the artist-run centre movement.

[definition taken from the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres’ website, www.paarc.ca]

The Second Story Art Society (Operating as TRUCK) is a non-profit artist-run centre dedicated to the development and public presentation of contemporary art. Since it was founded in 1983 the Society has facilitated over 350 exhibitions in addition to countless activities and events in support of cultural development and contemporary art appreciation. Currently, TRUCK ... [ Read all ]

Calgary

Canada
Address:
815-1st Street SW
T2P 1N3
Phone: 1-403-261-7702
Fax: 1-403-264-7737
Website: www.truck.ca


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Current Exhibitions

Homologous Fields
Dil Hildebrand (Montréal), Tyler Los-Jones (Calgary)
Runs from October 9, 2009 through to November 5, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, October 9 at 8:00 PM


In Homologous Fields Hildebrand and Los-Jones both employ technical ingenuity to disrupt traditional forms in painting and sculpture to accentuate the error of interpretation by the viewer. The end result allows for an expanded conceptual and visual experience that suggests that the confluence of the parts reveals a greater whole that finds its sum within the substance of the viewer.



Forthcoming Exhibitions

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Applying to Grad School: An Information Session
Linda Carreiro (Calgary)
Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, November 7th 2009 @ 1PM in the Main Gallery.

Applying for graduate school can be a daunting task. Firstly, the selection of where to apply can be confusing. Then, requesting the reference letters—especially if you have been out of school for awhile—seems discomfiting. Composing the statement of intent, attaining transcripts, putting together a portfolio of images: the whole process starts to become a little overwhelming.

Linda Carreiro, TRUCK Past President and current Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Art & Visual Studies at the University of Calgary, will conduct an information session for anyone considering application to graduate schools. Carreiro has knowledge of many of the MFA/MA programs across Canada and internationally, and has reviewed hundreds of applications for entrance and scholarship. This session will provide guidance for writing a strong statement of intent, and on compiling a portfolio that demonstrates a solid studio practice. Whether you are applying... [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

Through Thick & Thin
Eric Cameron (Calgary, AB), Deborah Margo (Ottawa)
Runs from September 4, 2009 through to October 1, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, September 4 at 8:00 PM

Through Thick and Thin pairs works that, upon the surface, appear to be two sides of the same coin, a Doppelgänger coincidence, kissin’ cousins that threaten the embarrassment of turning up at a party wearing identical outfits. In the end, it is not their many outer physical similarities that delight and reward their coupling. Instead, we revel the opportunity to contemplate works from a related start head off in polar directions, night and day, same only different. An “Iron Chef” showdown with the mystery ingredient: candy.



Both artists lavish attention upon unlikely objects of affection. Their tributes are not targeted at the elaborate figurative chocolatey creations or the bejeweled decorative inventions of the master confectioner’s art. They choose to transform the plain-Jane, ordinary, gumball, gumdrop and licorice-all-sort into eye candy. Simple spheres, ovoid and lumpen shapes are the common foundation. In this way, both exten... [ Read all ]


Submission Policy

Listed below are details on how to compile your submission. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the gallery for clarification on any of these procedures.

TRUCK welcomes proposals for new or recent work by contemporary artists, artist collectives, curators or collaborations practicing within and/or across disciplines and media. To gain a greater understanding of the gallery and programming please review our past exhibitions.

TRUCK currently facilitates exhibitions and projects in three venues: the Main Gallery, the +15 Window Project, and CAMPER. As TRUCK aims to support a wide range of artistic practices, the gallery encourages submissions for offsite projects by artists who work is not easily presented within a traditional gallery space. When compiling a submission package for TRUCK, please read the following guidelines carefully and complete the attached application form. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM TO BE CONSIDERED. This form is the first thing the Programming Committee will see, and it will be used throughout the process as a quick reference guide, so please fill it out carefully... [ Read all ]


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Location And Getting There

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary
The Grain Exchange (Lower Level)
815 - 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1N3
CANADA

Telephone: 403.261.7702
Fax: 403.264.7737
Email: info@truck.ca

Hours: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays


Contact-Directors/Staff

TRUCK STAFF

* Renato Vitic - Director
Renato Vitic has toiled in the arts community in Calgary in various roles such as the Festival Coordinator for the Mountain Standard Time Performantive Art Festival (M:ST), the Manager of Resource Develo


Opening Times

Hours: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday to Saturday

TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays