This summer, Strathcona County will have an art exhibition saturated with popular culture references.
Red Deer artist Jason Frizzell will be showcasing his miniature sculpture pieces called "We'll Build a Palace Upon the Ruins" at Gallery@501, Strathcona County's only public art gallery.
From July 8 to Aug. 20, the exhibition will be on display for all to enjoy.
It will showcase close to 60 small-scale sculptures that continue a thematic exploration of transition, identity, denial and discovery. It will also take viewers through different time periods and eras as they explore the showcase.
"Jason has created a really interesting journey of discovery for our visitors when they enter the gallery space," said Kris Miller, the curator for Gallery@501.
Some pop culture references viewers will see include Mad Max, The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Flintstones and Stephen King.
To go along with the art itself, Gallery@501 also partially recreated Frizzell's studio space within the gallery.
"Being that he is working in a miniature format, it is really interesting to see these sculptural pieces. The content, stories, narratives that he is sharing with us for this artwork really struck a chord for us."
Gallery@501 is also adding a sensory-friendly feature to the exhibition so the art can be explored through touch and iPads for larger viewing.
The public is also invited to an opening reception and exhibition walk-through with Jason Frizzell on July 14 at 7 p.m.
Gallery@501 is located at #120, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park. It is always free to visit.