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A Portrait of My Grandfather

Micah Lexier, A Portrait of My Grandfather, 1994Micah Lexier, A Portrait of My Grandfather, 1994
The massive sculpture, which hangs from the atrium ceiling of the University of Calgary's Scurfield Hall, is made from 29,064 laser-cut letters "x" in stainless steel. The total number of metallic "x" [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Installation year: 
1994

Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy

Étienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André BrouilÉtienne Gaboury, Circuit littéraire de Gabrielle Roy, 2008. © Marc André Brouil
The installation consists of stations featuring plates engraved with quotes from Gabrielle Roy. Each monument is installed at the exact location described in the quote. Some sites also feature five ch [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Gaboury, Étienne
Installation year: 
2008

Lying on top of a building...nearer

Liam Gillick, Lying on top of a building...nearer, 2009Liam Gillick, Lying on top of a building...nearer, 2009
Text on the perimeter of the hotel windows. The phrase is repeated several times. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Gillick, Liam
Installation year: 
2009

Sliding Edge

Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Sliding Edge, 2003. © Marc André BrouilletteJacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Sliding Edge, 2003. © Marc André BrouilletteJacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Sliding Edge, 2003. © Marc André BrouilletteJacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew, Sliding Edge, 2003
Along the seawall, a rough yet elegant waterfall made of black rundle stone is installed; the stacked, linear, irregular stone edges are abstractions of geological layers. Standing on top of the water [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Metz, Jacqueline; Chew, Nancy
Installation year: 
2003

Sphere of Social Consensus and Influence

Carl Granzow,  Sphere of Social Consensus and Influence, 2008Carl Granzow,  Sphere of Social Consensus and Influence, 2008Carl Granzow,  Sphere of Social Consensus and Influence, 2008
Kinetic sculpture. The object, a 65" steel sphere, is banded by plates of stainless steel. The steel bands are engraved with the names of the original 16 member organizations of the AAC. Over time and [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Granzow, Carl
Installation year: 
2008

Stroll

Derek Besant, Stroll, 2005
Text fragments in stainless steel are wrapped around poles at eye level. Each describes an ordinary moment, such as waiting for a train. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Besant, Derek
Installation year: 
2005

The Hall Of Names

Micah Lexier, The Hall Of Names,1997. © Marc André BrouilletteMicah Lexier, The Hall Of Names,1997. © Marc André BrouilletteMicah Lexier, The Hall Of Names,1997. © Marc André BrouilletteMicah Lexier, The Hall Of Names,1997. © Marc André Brouillette
The Hall of Names - 1,000 first names submitted by people across the country, laser-cut from sheets of stainless steel and suspended from the arched roof of the 245-meter-long Galleria space. [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Lexier, Micah
Installation year: 
1997

Time Cones

Brad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time ConesBrad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time ConesBrad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time ConesBrad Golden & Lynne Eichenberg, Time Cones
Time Cones mark the entrance plaza of this office tower. Incised into the spiral ribbon of the large cone and the top ring of the planter cones, a text by poet Christopher Dewdney describes the geolog [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Golden, Brad; Eichenberg, Lynne
Installation year: 
1996

Time Keepers

Elizabeth Roy, Time Keepers, 2001Elizabeth Roy, Time Keepers, 2001Elizabeth Roy, Time Keepers, 2001Elizabeth Roy, Time Keepers, 2001. © City of Vancouver
Seven figures representing local residents occupy various points on the grand staircase leading into the courtyard. Each figure includes specific quotes taken directly from the individual that the sil [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Roy, Elizabeth
Installation year: 
2001

Turning

Eldon Garnet,Turning, 2004Eldon Garnet,Turning, 2004
TURNING is a tower which appears to be slightly out of balance, slightly askew, leaning. Text flows around three poles, gracefully spiraling upward as the tower ascends from the ground in three dire [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Garnet, Eldon
Installation year: 
2004

Witness

Katherine Kerr, Witness, 2000Katherine Kerr, Witness, 2000Katherine Kerr, Witness, 2000Katherine Kerr, Witness, 2000
Five water-cut stainless steel manhole covers with electrocut centers and sandblasted outer rings, The images and text on these covers represent the following themes: salmon, forests, railway and ship [...]
Artwork creator(s): 
Kerr, Katherine
Installation year: 
2000