January 15, 2021 — April 15, 2021: A special window-exhibition of new, typography-based portraits by Ryan McCourt. A lifelong Edmontonian, Ryan McCourt continues to live and work in Edmonton.
SEPTEMBER 20 - NOVEMBER 20, 2020: Willms works in the Modernist assembled sculpture tradition begun by Julio González and Pablo Picasso, and continued by David Smith, Anthony Caro, and Willms' mentor, Peter Hide, using solid and sheet steel forms to create heavy, convoluted abstract sculptures. Art critic Piri Halasz has written, in reference to international contemporary sculpture, "As far as that goes, New York also … Continue reading Rob Willms: Quench Thirster
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019: From 2 - 4 pm, Common Sense invites you to attend the public reception of Ruthless Abandon, an exhibition of twelve new abstract sculptures by the award-winning Edmonton artist Ryan McCourt. Inspired by the recent sculptural works of St. Albert-based ceramicist Ruth-Anne French, McCourt's welded assemblages employ a similar formal vocabulary and aesthetic … Continue reading Ryan McCourt: Ruthless Abandon
AUG 30, 2019 – SEP 13, 2019: Common Sense is pleased to host a group exhibition demonstrating the powerful impact Modernism continues to have on local contemporary visual art practices. Featuring pictures and sculptures by well-known Edmonton visual arts veterans & some local emerging artists, too, "21st Century Modernism" opens with a reception this Friday, August … Continue reading 21ST CENTURY MODERNISM
July 20 - August 9 2019 - Common Sense is very pleased to present the Canadian debut exhibition of The Generosity of Nature, landscape paintings by Miami-based visual artist Lucas Blanco, July 20 - August 9. [Closing reception: Friday, August 9, from 5-8 pm - the artist will be in attendance.] "I grew up in rural … Continue reading Lucas Blanco: The Generosity of Nature
DECEMBER 8TH, 2018 DOORS @ 2 ART @ 2-8 MUSIC @5 Featuring Denny Vaughn Braun, The Co-Kaynes, Volkskrieg, Dangerous Goods, AND SPECIAL GUESTS!
JAN 20, 2018 – FEB 16, 2018 Celebrate our gallery's tenth anniversary at the opening reception of “Hambidge Suite”, a new exhibition of pictures and sculptures by Edmonton artist Ryan McCourt, opening Saturday, February 3rd, from 2-5 pm, at Common Sense: 10546 - 115 street, Edmonton. Admission is free, and the artist will be in attendance. “Hambidge Suite” presents new photographs … Continue reading Ryan McCourt: Hambidge Suite
MAY 27, 2017 - JUN 23, 2017 Common Sense is pleased to present a new exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Edmonton artist Nola Cassady McCourt. Nola received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1997. Since then she has been painting and drawing in her studio and exhibiting her work … Continue reading Nola Cassady McCourt: Big Sky Alberta
APR 18, 2017 - MAY 2, 2017 Common Sense is pleased to present "New Works", an exhibition of recent art by current University of Alberta sculpture instructor Andrew Hellmund. This exhibition will be on view from April 18 - May 2, by appointment or by chance. "This exhibition highlights many of the differing kinds of … Continue reading Andrew Hellmund: New Works
MAR 2, 2017 - MAR 23, 2017 Common Sense celebrates its ninth anniversary in Edmonton with the opening of Metals/Myth: Sculptures by Ryan McCourt on Thursday, March 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at 10546 - 115 street, Edmonton. The exhibition and reception are free to the public, and the artist will be in attendance. … Continue reading Ryan McCourt: Metals/Myth
JUL 28, 2016 Mark Bellows + Andrew French + Ryan McCourt + Stephen Pardy + Rob Willms Common Sense Gallery is opening up the workshop for SCULPTURE ALLEY on Thursday July 28th from 7pm 'til midnight. BBQ from the Local Omnivore and BEER from Brewsters. ART by Mark Bellows, Andrew French, Ryan McCourt, Stephen Pardy … Continue reading NESW: Sculpture Alley
JUN 27, 2014 - JUL 27, 2014 “A man who advocates aesthetic effort and deprecates social effort is not likely to be understood by a class to which social effort has become a stale matter” -Thomas Hardy, "Return of the Native"