Ed Bader, Peter Greendale and Susan Akers
It’s a sort of homecoming for two southern Alberta artists who return Saturday for a month-long Lethbridge show. They’re being joined by an American installation artist, in a group exhibition at the Trianon Gallery downtown. Ed Bader of Lethbridge, Peter Greendale of Raymond and Susan Akers, a colleague in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Calgary, will be on hand for an 8 p.m. opening of their show, Three Angles.
Greendale who’s solo exhibitions date back to the Bowman Arts Centre, has also presented individual exhibits in Saskatoon, Banff and Calgary since earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Lethbridge. Now a teaching assistant at the U of C, he’s also taken part in group shows at the SAAG as well as art galleries in Kelowna, Edmonton and Calgary. On view in his latest show will be a series of large scale charcoal depictions of everyday objects. But, Greendale explains, they are presented in a way that comments on the culture from which they come from. (…)
Bader who earned his BFA from the U of L in 1979, hung his first solo show that same year in Prince George. He’s since shown at the Bowman Arts Centre, the Galt Museum, The Yates Centre in addition to Grande Prairie and Medicine Hat. In his current show, Signs in the Heavens, Bader turns to the stars instead of contemplating the troubled world.
Akerse, born in Boston and educated in Oregon as well as Maine, came to Alberta a year ago. Though most of her shows were in Maine, Akers has also displayed new works in Calgary galleries on and off campus. Works for the Lethbridge show represent a new direction, she says. The geometrical shapes in many of her installations often reminds viewers of items of furniture, Akers says.
– Excerpt from Lethbridge Herald Article “Southern Alberta artists featured in month long exhibit at Trianon”, 1992.