Visual arts preview : Edmonton artist Mark Feddes tinkers with landscapes


Oil Country — New Landscape Paintings

Artist: Mark Feddes

Where: House of Boom, 9329 81st Ave.

When: Reception Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 4 from 12 p.m.; Sunday, May 5, 12-5 p.m.


EDMONTON – Furniture streaming out and vintage French doors coming off their hinges can only mean one thing in the House of Boom: it’s time for another pop-up art show.

Jon Pelster’s residence on the edge of Mill Creek Ravine is a place of ridiculous creativity — he’s a carver and jewelry-maker himself — and the place is known for its invented-on-the-spot backyard Olympics and coed street hockey in the Shamrock Curling lot nearby. As to why he occasionally turns this century-old, two-storey home into a rebel gallery space, Pelster’s answer is simple: “Why not?�

Zimbabwe-born sculptor Shumba Ash has shown here, and University of Alberta grad Lisa Rezansoff is scheduled soon. But this weekend it’s Mark Feddes’s turn again. Feddes

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