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Southern Alberta Art Gallery: There Were Nothing But Pedigrees All Around Us | Luke Johnson

January 30

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 2, 2022

Southern Alberta Art Gallery: There Were Nothing But Pedigrees All Around Us | Luke Johnson
November 26, 2021 – February 2, 2022

Pedigrees recall a well-documented record of succession leading to the present day. The pedigrees that built the Southern Alberta Art Gallery are written into its buildings, exhibitions, collections, and publications. Originating with a grant from wealthy steel magnate Andrew Carnegie over one hundred years ago, the spirit of Lethbridge’s first purpose-built library is kept alive through SAAG’s own art-focused public library. In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Lethbridge’s Carnegie library building on January 23rd, 2022, artist Luke Johnson re-examined SAAG’s publication history, experimenting with tangential image research among its holdings.
Luke Johnson is a Minnesota-born artist, researcher, and volunteer librarian currently based in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, Alberta). Working in print, photography, and durational engagements within collections, Johnson creates work that complicates notions of standardization and categorization within systems of knowledge. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his MFA from the University of Alberta, where he is currently a lecturer in printmaking.
SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY
MAANSIKSIKAITSITAPIITSINIKSSIN
601 3 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0H4
403.327.8770

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SAAG
601 3 Avenue South
lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 Canada
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Phone:
4033278770
Website:
https://www.saag.ca/current/there-were-nothing-but-pedigrees-all-around-us-luke-johnson