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Alana Bartol: Orphan Well Adoption Agency
December 7, 2018 - January 26, 2019
Calgary-based artist Alana Bartol creates direct relationships between the personal sphere and the wider landscape, particularly in our moment of environmental precarity. In a reimagining of industrial remediation, the Orphan Well Adoption Agency is a non-profit organization that finds caretakers for orphaned oil and gas wells in Alberta. Each Saturday, find their offsite office in the gallery, where the public is invited to adopt an orphan well. At the same time, OWAA explores dowsing as an additional technology for environmental remediation and technique for discovering alternative relationships to natural resources.