Healing Process

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, Darian Goldin Stahl and Gerry Yaum

August 31 – September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: : Thursday, August 3, 6 – 9pm

Walkthrough tour: Thursday August 17, 12:05 – 12:45pm

The creative process is a healer. Healing Process brings together three artists who each use their artistic practice to explore the illnesses of their loved ones, to shed light on treatment, pain and tragedy, and reconcile their own emotions and understanding of their experiences.

Social documentary photographer Gerry Yaum seeks to tell the stories of forgotten and marginalised people. His deeply personal series My Father’s Last Days documents the final 13 months of his father’s battle with pancreatic cancer. Through a series of poignant black and white portraits, Yaum attempts to understand and capture his father’s struggle and create a memorial to him.

British Columbia-based artist Sima Elizabeth Shefrin’s innovative series the Embroidered Cancer Comic chronicles her journey with her husband following his diagnosis prostate cancer diagnosis. The embroidered-fabric pieces focus on the couple’s day-to-day and life changing events as they acquiesce and experience the unexpected impacts of cancer treatment.

Darian Goldin Stahl’s intriguing installation, MRI IN USE includes a series of life-sized suspended hospital gown prints. These transparent forms seemingly hover between the gallery space and the viewer. The print-based installation emerged from an ongoing collaboration between the artist and her sister — a clinical bioethicist diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Stahl’s work offers a glimpse into the experience of navigating a medical diagnosis and living with chronic illness.

Gerry Yaum, My Fathers Last Days, black and white Silver Gelatin photograph, 2015
Sima Elizabeth Shefrin (photo by Carolyn Davey), Call from the Doctor, hand embroidery, 2013
Darian Goldin Stahl, MRI IN USE (installation detail), toner transfer onto waxed silk and projection (seven individual gowns), 2016

Summer Art Class Registration Now Open

Offering art classes throughout the year, the AGSA provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to get creative in professional art studios. With many returning favourites and a few exciting new programs- don’t forget to secure your spot early.

Register online, by phone 780-460-4310, or in person at 19 Perron Street


Rental and Sales Gallery

Artwork enriches how people experience the world. Add inspiration to your home, office or business with Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales program! Visit the Rental and Sales Gallery section of our website or call 780-460-4310 for more information.


Preschool Picasso

Do you know a pint-sized artist who loves to paint, draw, stamp, cut & paste? PRESCHOOL PICASSO offers creative art-making experiences for children aged 3-5!