Lacombe artist exhibited at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery – Lacombe Express


Horses, people, mountains and history come together in the photograph by artist Lacombe Arto Djerdjerian.

His photographs will be presented at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) through the exhibition Ya Ha Tinda – The Ranch: Photography by Arto Djerdjerian until March.

Djerdjerian, who currently lives in the Lacombe region, was born in Cairo, Egypt, to Armenian parents. He grew up and studied photography in Montreal. Living and working in Alberta since 1977, he has devoted himself full time to his practice as a photographer in Alberta. His works include special commissions, architectural, corporate, equine and portrait.

For six years, through patient observation, he photographed the life of the Ya Ha Tinda ranch. Djerdjerian skillfully composes photographs that capture the daily routine of the ranch; images that speak of hard work but also of magnificent animals and a breathtaking natural environment.

“Arto’s photographs give us a glimpse into the little-known world of Ya Ha Tinda Ranch – the horses, the people and the daily rhythm through the seasons,” said Joanne Gruenberg, art curator for MAG.

Ya Ha Tinda – The Ranch: Photography will take place from December 4, 2021 to March 5, 2022. There will be an opening reception on December 12 from 2 to 4 pm. On January 29, 2022, there will also be an Artist Talk with Djerdjerian where he will detail and discuss his 6 year process to photograph Ya Ha Tinda, the ranch.

Mandatory pre-registration on the MAG website.


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