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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Jill Stanton

Watch an artist at work! Jill Stanton creates her mural for ‘The Scene’ in this behind-the-scenes time-lapse:

Jill Stanton is a mainstay of Edmonton’s vibrant mural scene. Her work graces the walls of public and corporate spaces across the city, including the Varscona Theatre, Kingsway Mall, and Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School. Her personal vision and skill have also taken her to cities across North America, working on commission and participating in mural festivals in Texas, Oklahoma, Winnipeg, Vancouver and more. 

This mural depicts a still life composition in which Stanton has used visual illusions typically associated with landscape painting, such as atmosphere perspective, to make these otherwise banal objects feel monumental. While the composition stretches majestically into the horizon, emulating a vast mountain range, it is in fact made up of colossal piles of garbage. The exaggerated and familiar forms overwhelm and dwarf the viewer, conjuring the quiet action of starting contemplatively across a grand vista, while considering one’s place within it.  

Jill Stanton, Grand Vista, 2021. Acrylic latex, 26’ 5”x 15’ 6”. Courtesy of the Artist. Installation view of The Scene, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2021. Photo: Art Gallery of Alberta.

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.