The Exhibition


Mckinley Burkart – Architecture + Interiors

Richard Halliday

Richard Halliday was born in Vancouver in 1939. He graduated from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr) in 1963 before attending the Instituto San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the Emma Lake Workshops at the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to study Art History and Film at Sir George Williams University (Concordia) in Montreal and received his Bachelor of Fine Art in 1978. In addition to his visual arts practice, Halliday has served as the Director of the Montreal Museum School of Art and Design, and later as the Department Head of Drawing at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Halliday’s Constellation Series paintings are about the measuring and mapping of space. In these paintings, the hand drawn line
 and the experience of automatic writing become Halliday’s vehicle through which he negotiates and articulates his relationship with space. He passed away in Calgary, Alberta in 2011 at the age of 72.

Donald Sultan

“Black Tulips and Vase” and “Poppies”

Donald K. Sultan (born 1951) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, particularly well-known for large-scale 
still life paintings and the use of industrial materials such as tar, enamel, spackle and vinyl tiles. He has been exhibiting internationally in prominent museums and galleries, and his works are included in important museum collections all over the globe. Sultan is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his artistic achievements

Mark Mullin 

(Painting name unknown)

Born in Edmonton, Canada, Mark Mullin has taught at various academic institutions in Canada. He has exhibited across North America and Europe. His work investigates how abstract painting can perform as a type of playful narrative of contradiction and subversion. It is a dialogue whose visual vocabulary is comprised of borrowed bits and parts – a convergence of “ insistent debris” where the decorative and minimal negotiate with the brash and grotesque. What results are paintings that resonate like improvised abstract theatre.

Megan Jentsch

(Painting name unknown)

Artist Megan Jentsch was born in Penticton, BC in 1989.  Megan lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated in 2009 from Florence Design Academy in Firenze, Italy with her Diploma of Interior Design, and has also completed extended studies in abstract art at Alberta College of Art and Design. Megan hosted her first solo exhibition, “About-Face” at WOW Lighting in October 2014. Since then she has continued to exhibit he work in F2 Furnishings and the Gerry Thomas Gallery. In July of 2015, Megan created a custom collection for Holt Renfrew, with new works coming to the store in March of 2016. She currently is working on her second solo exhibition, “Consistency in Adversity” that will be held in the Downtown Core, Calgary Alberta for June 2018. She currently paints out of a studio space called Voltage Garage located in Marda Loop, Calgary. Her artworks are included in Air Canada Collection, ATB Financial Collection, Le Germaine Hotels Collections, to name a few.  She has done commissions and installations for La Maison Simons, Village Ice-Cream, The Nobles Management, Holt Renfrew, CULT, and The Gathering.

Casey McGlynn

Rainbow Marble, 2018   /   Yellow Bird, 2018
Mixed Media on Canvas
Casey McGlynn’s paintings are visual composites of autobiography and collective memory, at once literal and endlessly symbolic. Highly referential images—animals, people, popular media, textual documents—narrate scenes from the artist’s life while also prompting  the viewer’s imagination through allegory and archetype. Working with a combination of techniques, McGlynn imbues this timeless visual repertoire with contemporary life: adventurous explorations of colour, humour, and satire are delivered with what Gary Michael Dault, writing for the Globe and Mail, called “a warm and somehow compassionate abandon.” Indeed, McGlynn’s compositions capture life’s chaos while also allowing his viewer the contemplative space to insert his or her own story.

Bradley Harms

Simple Ex (XL Blue), 2015   /   Simple Ex (XL Red), 2015Acrylic on Canvas
Born in 1970, Winnipeg, Bradley Harms received his BFA from the University of Calgary in 1996 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. Harms has exhibited extensively throughout Canada, as well as on the international stage, including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Munich, Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo. For the past number of years, Harms has taken a leading role in a new and forward-looking wave of Canadian abstraction, building upon traditions within the medium, while creating work that both reflects and critiques contemporary social and technological developments. Harms’ work addresses the manner in which we perceive painting. Manipulating the ideas of surface, form, and our notion of perfection. Harms lives and works in Vancouver, Calgary, and Los Angeles.

Jonathan Forrest

Green Shore, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas

Jonathan Forrest is an abstract painter who divides his studio time between Vancouver Island and small town Saskatchewan.