G’ddy Up! | Group Exhibition 2023
Newzones is pleased to announce the return of G’ddy Up!, an annual rotating group exhibition that coincides with the Calgary Stampede.
G’ddy Up! will survey how Newzones’ artists explore contemporary cowboy culture, and how they implement aspects of this culture in formal practices through painting, photography, mixed media, and sculpture. While G’ddy Up! is sure to please those looking for some good ol’ western iconography, it will also demonstrate that the ‘Wild West’ has changed – and has much more to offer these days than just the iconic cowboy. The group show will exhibit works by artists who diffuse the image of the ‘Wild West’ in a ‘West’ that is elegant, cosmopolitan and vibrant; a ‘West’ where contemporary artists live and work, while creating world class art.
The Calgary Stampede brings the city to life with pulsating cowboy culture, both new and old, and Newzones is no exception!