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Lisa Hirmer: Everything We Have Done Is Weather Now

June 10, 2023 - August 19, 2023


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Year 2023 Organized by University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

Lisa Hirmer’s gorgeous photographs of weather data bridge the divide between everyday conversations about weather and the enormity of the climate crisis, thereby helping to open up possibilities for imagining different futures for our planet. The exhibition is organized and circulated by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and is part of The Weather Collection, a network of digital and in-person exhibitions, hands-on art-making, research, and artist projects that use visual art to encourage creative perspectives on the environment and build new relationships with the future of the planet.

Opening Reception

Saturday, June 10 at 1:00pm

The Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for Kayza DeGraff-Ford: Portals and Lisa Hirmer: Everything We Have Done Is Weather Now. The artists will be present and refreshments will be served. Opening remarks will be at 1:15pm, followed by an artist-led tour of Everything We Have Done Is Weather Now with Lisa Hirmer. This will be a relaxed reception and ASL interpretation is available on request. Please contact art.gallery@msvu.ca with any access needs or service requests by June 7, if possible.


About the Artist

Lisa Hirmer is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is focused on collective relationships both in human communities and in human relationships with the more-than-human world. A lot of her recent work wrestles with what it means to be living inside the climate emergency. Her work finds home both in traditional gallery contexts and an expanded field of other public and semi-public spaces and is always created with a keen awareness—informed by a mixed Mexican and European-newcomer Canadian background—that multiple realities exist alongside one another. She has shown her work in galleries across Canada and internationally, done residencies with Arts House Melbourne, Santa Fe Art Institute, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Camargo Foundation, among others, and received artist grants from the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.

About the Curator

Josephine Mills is the Director/Curator of the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and a Professor in the Department of Art. She has worked as a curator and public programmer at art galleries and artist-run centres in Saskatoon and Vancouver. Mills has a PhD in Communication Studies from Concordia University, Montréal and is a graduate of the Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center. Her research interests focus on socially-engaged art and gallery practices, along with issues of public engagement in art galleries. Mills is part of Mootookakio’ssin (distant awareness), a project to connect people living on traditional Blackfoot territory (Treaty 7, Southern Alberta, Canada) with non-sacred, historical Blackfoot items housed in museum collections in Europe through digital imagery, exhibitions, and outreach.