Local artist to donate proceeds from show to McMillan Arts Centre

Artist Richard Alm with two pieces from his upcoming show "Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world." || Photo submitted by Jennifer Bate.
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A local artist will donate the proceeds from his upcoming show to the McMillan Arts Centre. 

Forty paintings from Richard Alm’s Spatialist Nouveau: the rise of structured canvas in the art world will be displayed in the McMillan Arts Centre from June 1 – 27. 

The funds will help support the centre and its programs, according to Jennifer Bate, executive director. She added the gallery will forego the usual commission and reduce the painting prices by 35 per cent to encourage donations.

Alm said the project is his fourth time revisiting the spatialist art movement of the mid-19th century. 

“I have continued my search into a new spatial concept that seeks to establish an art form that ties together space, light and perspective in a form that distorts perspective, colour and the very essence of the visual scene presented as the observer moves past the piece,” said Alm. 

Alm is a designer, painter, sculptor and digital print maker. He received a bachelor of arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1966 and signature status with the Canadian Federation of Artists in 2014.

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