‘First of its kind’ art exhibit arrives in downtown Edmonton – Edmonton

It is a unique art exhibition: a gallery full of canvases that look like paintings, but which are photographs.

Two local artists, Hailey Poole and Adrien Veczan have teamed up to create Intermission, an idea started with a recreation of a Edward hopper The painting. After the creation of the first impression, nine more followed.

After 3 years of work, Poole is delighted to finally show the masterpieces.

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“This is our very first presentation of this, so none of these have been seen in real life,” said Poole. “We’ve shown a few people online and got a good response to that.

“But seeing them in real life has more of an impact.”

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All ten photographs were taken locally and even the models are from Edmonton.

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“All of the photos you see were in different parts of Edmonton, using different heritage sites,” Poole said. “They happen to work very well with the originals. “

The photos capture the loneliness, that’s where the name Intermission came from.

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“All of the characters in our pictures and in our hoppers are kind of anti-moments,” Veczan said. “These are moments between more climatic actions. So instead of showing that something is happening you can kind of imply that something has happened before and something will happen again, but we catch people in a hiatus.

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The great thing about photos is that everyone will have their own idea of ​​what they think the images mean.

“I think they’re really, really interesting too. You can’t get a bad idea of ​​them, ”said Poole. “You can look at them and imagine our own story and I think they’re really inspiring. “

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“It’s art whose meaning varies depending on the viewer,” Veczan noted. “There’s no way you can’t get it because it has a very personal meaning.”

The show opens to the public for the first time on Friday at 5 p.m. at Saddlery Gallery. You have until January 9 to book a visit. Sundays are open to the public and free.

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