David Altmejd: The Vessel [Art Gallery of Alberta]

David Altmejd’s The Vessel is a monumentally scaled, Plexiglas sculpture that exemplifies movement, transformation and the act of artistic creation. Bringing together a variety of materials in symmetry and harmony, including plaster casts of the artist’s own hands, The Vessel forms a body that is both frozen in space and alive with the energy of a swan in flight.

David Altmejd is an internationally acclaimed Canadian sculptor. Among his many accomplishments, Altmejd represented Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was the winner of the 2009 Sobey Art Award.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series.


Saturday, October 8, 2016 Sunday, January 29, 2017


Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1