The Bankers Court development is enhanced by the work of renowned sculptor Beverly Pepper, who created a new corten sculpture Nuova Twist for the front entry, and Bryan Ryley of Vernon, British Columbia, who created two large abstract paintings for the entry arcade. Together, these works, installed in 2009, speak to the developer’s commitment to the arts and support of Calgary’s cultural goals.
Pepper’s sculpture is defined by gestural movement at a monumental scale, accentuating the experience of entering the building, without overwhelming or crowding the site. Ryley’s paintings, C Train and Sun Meets Moon are inspired by the building’s character and design, which motivated the artist to work in a minimalist fashion, while also complementing the energy of Pepper’s sculpture.
Via worked with Brookfield Properties, GWL Realty Advisors, and Cohos Evamy Architects to select the artists and manage these commissions in downtown Calgary, Alberta. We organized and facilitated a jury, identified and invited artists to submit qualifications for the jury’s consideration, and managed both projects through installation.