As a part of the EXPOSURE Calgary, Banff, Canmore Photography Festival:


7 FEBRUARY to 15 MARCH, 2014

In participation with the 10th anniversary of Exposure: Calgary-Banff-Canmore Photography Festival, Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present a selection of photographs by celebrated Canadian artist and architect, Melvin Charney. Photography occupies a dominant place in Charney’s work as a medium he used to study existing urban and natural spaces as well as envision future architectural projects. This exhibition features photographs taken by Charney on his travels in Europe and the United States.

Charney made significant contributions to Canada’s public spaces. Born in 1935 in Montréal, Canada, he studied art under Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven. Charney’s work gained international recognition with his proposal for the Canadian Pavilion at the 1970 Osaka World Fair. Charney’s well known public works include the Canadian Centre for Architecture sculpture garden in Montreal, and the Canadian Human Rights Monument in Ottawa. He has represented Canada at the Venice Biennale for art in 1986, and the Venice Biennale for architecture in 2000.

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1114 11 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P1
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Melvin Charney

Trees on the Edge... East Boothbay, Maine, July 2001 /No.13
montage of 4 gelatin silver prints on fiber paper, 9.8" x 13.5" each, mounted on archival board
24" x 46"