Considered one of Canada’s most notable contemporary artists, Alberta’s Chris Cran is renowned for his humorous and inventive takes on traditional genres such as still life, portraiture, landscape and abstraction. Challenging perception and understanding of major movements such as Pop art, Op art, Modernist Abstraction and Photorealism, Cran playfully combines art history with imagery borrowed from popular culture. Surveying Cran’s artistic production over the past forty years, the exhibition features over 100 paintings and drawings from the national collection, other institutions and private lenders, and is the most comprehensive exhibition on Cran ever produced.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series, with the generous collaboration of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Supported by Viviane and Jay Mehr, and Michael and Renae Tims
Saturday 27 August at noon Meet the artist
Meet in the exhibition space Experience the most comprehensive exhibition on Alberta contemporary artist Chris Cran ever produced – with the artist himself. In English followed by a bilingual question period. Included with admission to the National Collection.
Image based on Chris Cran, #2 Large Coral/Purple Woman, 2013. Acrylic on board. Courtesy of the artist and Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles