Rakhel Biller Klinger. By The Hen House, 1980. Watercolour, ink, felt pen, pastel on paper. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition 40 is the new 20! is a story of celebration, recognizing both the 50th anniversary of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) art collection and the recent 40th anniversary of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts TREX program. Since 1986 the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA - formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery) has been affiliated with the TREX program and so this exhibition, presenting twenty works from the AFA collection, celebrates these anniversaries by re-visiting TREX exhibitions produced by the AGA over the past twenty years. Exploring an eclectic mix of themes, genre, art styles and media, this exhibition expresses the vitality of the visual arts in Alberta and the roles of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Art Gallery of Alberta in supporting the arts in the province.
Curated by Shane Golby, Art Gallery of Alberta (TREX Region 2)