NO SHOW1

Exhibition Info

Jun 22 - Jul 27, 2024
10572 115 st, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6

Wed-Fri | 12pm – 6pm
Sat | 12pm – 5pm

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SNAP is pleased to present NO SHOW : a group exhibition. The exhibition features 10 of our SNAP community members and runs from June 22 – July 27, 2024 at SNAP Gallery.

‘No Show’ is about building and restoring resilience in our community – past, present, and future. Exhibitions are called ‘shows’, and the parallel between the concept of a ‘No Show’ (not showing up, being missing) is a call to all of those who feel on the fringes of the art community. This curated group show features 10 local artists and celebrated SNAP community members.’ – Justine Jenkins

Opening Reception: TBD


Artist Statements

Ambar Azcorra: This project is a testament to the depth of our emotions, a visual representation of what they could look like within us. It is a tribute to the vibrant, intense experience of being alive.

Calvin Becker Burns: I discovered I am a poet long before I discovered that I am on the Autism Spectrum. I kept both of these realities in the closet for a very long time. The works in this exhibition are about breaking down some walls.

Dawn Woolsey: When I’m tired of living in this world, I’d like to walk into a forest and stretch my toes deep  into the earth. I’d reach my arms towards the sky and become an old elm tree.

Digital_Dirt: These works are at once landscapes, still lifes and portraits: land portraits. This collection is driven by a fascination with forgotten or neglected spaces in the city and how this lack of attention shapes the space as well as the larger city. 

Dominik Royko: They told us we could submit anything we wanted. So I thought it was time to pull a few skeletons from the creative closet.

Justine Jenkins: It is hard to show up when decay seems inevitable, peace is wagered in the darkness and fire rages on the planet but a small glimmer of light persists, so marks are made. Scratches mark a vision. The earth flourishes (hopefully not without us). 

Lexi Pendzich: Making silver gelatin prints in SNAP’s darkroom, her works in this exhibition feature photographs taken between 2014 and 2023 – shown for the first time in NO SHOW. Pendzich is inspired by the power of images to tell stories, personal narratives and capture moments that wouldn’t otherwise be documented.

Luke Johnson: When it rains—and when the snow melts—in Red Deer, Alberta, the ceiling of our classroom leaks, and so the floor is crisscrossed by pockmarks drilled by dripping water. The school’s old motto reads “When you get here, you understand.” Given the circumstances, it’s not my goal to demonstrate an understanding.

Morgan Pinnock: This series, titled “homebodies”, is made up of 4-5 genre-style prints that depict everyday moments within domestic spaces — growing tomatoes, sewing projects, cuddling a dog or a loved one, all of the things that provided me with a sense of comfort and distraction during a time of uncertainty.

Richard Borowski: I’m interested in depicting images of places I have been that linger in my memory longer than usual. My perception of these places resonates strongly within me for some unknown reason. This is the “stuff” of my memories and the creation of art is my response.


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