Chris Cran exhibition calalogue receiving worldwide praise

ACAD Faculty and alumnus Chris Cran is certainly having an eventful year!

Chris Cran: Sincerely Yours has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). The exhibit was organized in collaboration with both galleries as part of the NGC@AGA exhibition series, with the generous collaboration of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

Over the last forty years, Chris Cran has earned a reputation as one of the most important painters in Canada. He has challenged our experience of traditional genres of painting by creating tensions between the discordant styles and movements from which he samples, including Pop Art, Photorealism, Modernist Abstraction and Op art.

To complicate this mix, he has introduced popular imagery from advertising and graphic art from magazines from the 1950s and 1960s, producing works that exude a rare and unapologetic boldness and confidence.

Also, it’s not just the exhibition that’s making waves. A catalogue dedicated to his work also titled, Chris Cran: Sincerely Yours has received awards both nationally and internationally. Congratulations to Chris Cran and the designers who created this wonderful catalogue.

National Awards

International Awards

  • Communication Art : Typography Design Annual Award of Excellence (January 2017)
  • Design and Design : D&D International Award (December 2016)

The catalogue was designed by Stefan Canuel, Senior Designer - Design & Marketing at the NGC.

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