Katie Ohe: a mystical kind of experience
In this short film, we celebrate and visit with iconic artist Katie Ohe. Follow the creation and development of her work presented at Esker Foundation. Ohe invites us into her studio, and we join her in conversation at her home in the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and Sculpture Park, in Springbank, Calgary.
For more than 60 years, Katie Ohe has been a catalyzing force in Calgary’s art community as an artist, mentor, teacher, supporter and builder. As one of Alberta’s most important artistic figures, she has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary art in the province. Her innovative approaches to material, form, movement and participation have been a meaningful influence for generations.
The exhibition at Esker Foundation, extended until the end of August, brings together sculptural work spanning six decades of Ohe’s remarkable career, marking the largest and most comprehensive solo exhibition of her work to date. The exhibition also draws from Ohe’s considerable material archive, revealing a glimpse of a process devoted to research, inquiry, and visual or formal problem-solving.
Katie Ohe’s solo exhibition has reopened for viewing at Esker Foundation in Calgary until August 29, 2020.
To pre-book your free visit, and for full information on what to expect before and during your visit, go to: eskerfoundation.com/visit.