Saturday, April 4 @2pm

Please join us for a conversation with Steven Beckly and Mark Clintberg on April 4th at 2pm. This discussion will shed light on the connective strands between Beckly’s visual language, photographic and sculptural materials, luminosity, balance, intimacy and relationships, grounded mythological metaphors of light including Venus and Lucifer as “light-bringer.”

Steven Beckly is a Chinese artist and photographer based in Toronto. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include The heart can’t wait at Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2020); and Love S.O.S. at Centre3, Hamilton (2019). Beckly’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2019); The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2019); and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2017). He is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto.

Mark Clintberg is an artist who works in the field of art history. He is represented by Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal, Canada, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Critical and Creative Studies at the Alberta University of the Arts. He was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2013. His work has been shown at the National Gallery of Canada, Western Front, Root Division, and the Fogo Island Inn. His writing has been published in The Art Newspaper, the Journal of Canadian Art History, and Senses & Society.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
Stride Gallery’s Main Space is barrier free, unfortunately our washrooms are down a single flight of stairs.

Stride Gallery is located in Mohkinstsis, the traditional territories of Treaty 7 people. Our activities take place on the land that was, for a long time, stewarded and cared for by the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Iyarhe/Stoney Nakoda people comprising the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.