March 29, 2023

Chris Cran: EXPLORE at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB

Opening Friday, March 31, 2023
at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB
Artist in attendance

Mark your calendars! The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, opens Chris Cran: EXPLORE, this Friday, March 31.

Chris Cran is known for his ability to play with illusion, for manipulating the perception of the viewer while exploring, fusing, and subverting traditional artistic genres as well as contemporary movements, from pop art to abstraction and photorealism.

His EXPLORE series of portraits, created for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and featuring some of Canada’s greatest explorers past and present, invites viewers to become explorers of their own perceptions. These portraits underscore the stories of the remarkable individuals who have shaped, and continue to shape, our understanding of our land.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue edited by Alexandra Pope with an essay by Nancy Tousley.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was founded in 1929 with a mission to make Canada better known to Canadians and the world. Its fellows past and present include Frederick G. Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin; Alice E. Wilson, the country’s first woman geologist; Louie Kamookak, a leading Inuit historian and expert on the lost Franklin Expedition; and Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman to go to space.

The exhibition is worth a visit on your next trip to Banff. For more information, please click here. 

Image Credit:

Chris Cran
LOUIE KAMOOKAK (1959–2018), 2018
Acrylic on wood panel
40” x 30”