Held over the lunch hour this series invites Calgarians working downtown to enjoy their lunch while listening to talks and presentations by local artists. The unifying theme for our spring series is place, and as part of their lecture our three artists will discuss how their practice incorporates this concept. Contemporary Calgary is thrilled to be partnering with the Calgary Public Library to hold this series in the main foyer (north side of main floor) of Central Library.
Our March talk will feature renowned photographer Dianne Bos, who will discuss her most recent exhibition The Sleeping Green: no man’s land 100 years later. The photographs featured within this exhibition explore the ‘no-mans-land’ of the WWI battle fields of Ypres, Passchendaele, Vimy and Somme. Bos used a variety of vintage and pinhole cameras to create these photographs and as part of the printing process also incorporated objects from the sites such as rocks, leaves and a bullet. These photographs were taken between 2014 and 2016, a century after The Great War.
Dianne Bos was born in Hamilton, Ontario, received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrenees. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981.