Join us for a 20-minute public exhibition tour once every month to delve deeper into the inspiration, history, and processes behind the current exhibition. 


 Four years ago, I was leaving for the airport after saying good¬bye to my mother. She was dying of cancer. On the long drive across the windblown Alberta prairie, I found myself distracted by flapping remnants of plastic bags, caught in barbed-wire fences that lined the ditches. Snag.” –Wes Bell  

In a state of contemplating mortality, these shreds of plastic took on deep significance to Bell. Snag became a three-year project by the celebrated photographer from Medicine Hat.  

These poignant and melancholy photographs manifest as multilayered, emotional metaphors. Bell’s depictions of the seemingly lifeless period between winter and spring capture the poetic, emotional purgatory that exists between life and death.  

Join us on Thursday November 21 at 12:05 PM to explore Bell’s work, tracing his own passage from grief to acceptance.  

Light refreshments provided. 


Date: Thursday, November 21 
Time: 12:05 pm
Cost: Free (donations welcome)

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Total Time

25 minutes


All ages




Art Gallery of St. Albert


Emily Baker