Alberta's Leading Abstract Painters Exhibit Work at Medalta

April 02, 2014
by Medalta, in the Histoic Clay District

An exhibition of artwork by some of Alberta’s most respected abstract painters is being exhibited in Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery now until May 31, 2014. The exhibition – titled Wild Rose Abstract – is an exhibition that will celebrate five current abstract painters who all reside in Alberta. Artists in this exhibition range from Canada’s most influential artists to recent MFA Graduates, all with a gift of leading the viewer into a world of their own making. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, April 4 at 7:00pm at Medalta.

According to Medalta Curator Jenna Stanton “there is a long tradition of abstract painting coming out of Alberta. It’s important for Medalta to be able to exhibit these world-class artists in Medicine Hat, as part of our Artistic, Community and Education programming.” Artists Yulin Wang and Poul Nielsen, who also teach in Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communications program, are two artists featured in Wild Rose Abstract. Both artists have strong followings in China and have exhibited their work in Canada, the United States and Asia. The two are co-Curators of the exhibition, which also features some of Canada’s brightest new painters and pioneers who have spent decades contributing to abstract painting.
The full roster of artists in Wild Rose Abstract is:
  • Scott Cumberland
  • Douglas Haynes
  • Poul Nielsen
  • Robert Scott
  • Yulin Wang

The public opening of Wild Rose Abstract is on Friday, April 4 from 7pm – 9pm in Medalta’s 3,500 square foot Yuill Family Gallery. It is Medalta’s first feature exhibition of the year and will be on display until May 31, 2014. 

For more information, visuals or interviews, contact:
Quentin Randall
Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator
Medalta, in the Historic Clay District
Phone: 403.529.1070

About the Historic Clay District
The Historic Clay District is a 150-acre National Historic Site in Medicine Hat, Alberta, which 
encompasses a number of historically significant clay factory sites. One of the centerpieces of the Historic Clay District is the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site, which features an industrial history museum, major industrial archaeological excavation, contemporary ceramic artists-inresidence program and working pottery. It is one of eight major attractors within the Canadian Badlands and receives significant support from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Medicine Hat.

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