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2015 Exhibition
My History, My Tradition
Catherine Blackburn, Katherine Boyer
November 10 to December 23, 2015
 
My History, My Tradition features the portraint and bead works of two leading Saskatchewan artists: Catherine Blackburn and Katherine Boyer. The works in the show highlight the artists' connections to their heritage and traditions, while at the same time showing their strong individual identities as contemporary artists.
 
Catherine Blackburn shapes dialogues between traditional art forms and her innovative contemporary designs. Using beadwork patterns found on traditional Dene clothing, Blackburn interprets and reinterprets, cycling the traditional patterns through her own contemporary processes of painting and beading.
 
Katherine Boyer's work makes connections between history, tradition, and her own identity as a contemporary Métis artist. Creating linocut and silkscreen images from family photographs, Boyer invites her viewers to share in personal and intimate moments - the open honesty of a laughing face, the caring strength in a loving gaze.
 

2015 Exhibition
Giant Bingo
Belinda Harrow
November 10 to December 23, 2015
 
Artist Belinda Harrow looks carefully at the game of internet dating for the Giant Bingo exhihbition: Looking for a fresh start. Looking for fun-loving ladies. Looking for someone honest. Looking for my partner in crime. These declarations infuse the online world, carefully attuned phrases to attract a like-minded special someone. Despite the odds, the idea of a big win looms tantalisingly within reach, ready for the moment when two people yell "Bingo!"
 
Giant Bingo uses the game of bingo as a metaphor for dating, and Harrow employs beaver iconography to explore love and partnerships. Heading the tabletop and wall-displayed cards are single, paired and families of beavers. These groupings demonstrate what is being played for. The single beaver represents the casual end of the dating spectrum and more traditional long-term partnerships are depicted by the couples and happy families. The appeal of the beaver, as Harrow points out, lies in their behaviour: "Beavers are an admirable species; they mate for life, are monogamous and build wonderful homes for their families."
 

2015 Exhibition
Wilf Perrault: Alleys
October 1-20, 2015
 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is pleased to present this touring exhibition from the MacKenzie Art Gallery featuring selections from their recent retrospective exhibition Will Perrault: In The Alley. Perrault has established a national presence as a landscape painter and print maker based in large part on the picturesque back lanes and alleyways in Regina.
 
Alleys is only on until October 20!
 

2015 Exhibition
Feast Your Eyes
Haley Polinsky
September 13 to October 29, 2015
Artist Reception 2pm Sunday, September 13
 
A feast for your eyes and a special treat! Featuring the food photography of Haley Polinsky, also known as @haleythemaker on Facebook, Instragram and Twitter.
 
Originally from Theodore, Haley Polinsky is a talented young artist, a chef, a graduate of the Pacific Culinary Institute (Vancouver), and a food designer and photographer based in Toronto.
 

2015 Exhibition


Partial Identities
July 4 to August 25, 2015
 
Featuring the work of two young artists from North Dakota: Ryan Stander and Jessica Christy. Artistic ideas and issues soulth of the border are strikingly similar to those here in Saskatchewan. This exhibition gives us a glimpse of identity memory and history, and how stories are told and memories constructed.
 
Opening reception at 2pm on Saturday, July 4th
Join us to meet Ryan Stander and help celebrate their work.
 

2015 Exhibition
Repetition
July 2 - August 23, 2015
 
This exhibition features works from three Saskatchewan printmaking collectives: The Ink Slab Printmakers (Saskatoon), Articulate Ink (Regina) and Studio 4417 (Melfort.) Opportunities multiply as they are seized. It is this multiplicity or repetition that is paramount to the work of a printmaker.
 
The repeating of an image as closely as possible using hand and eye, not machine and computer, is a challenge like no other. Whether the edition is small or lage in scale, the process of creating an image layer by layer and running it through a press is challenging, difficult and meticulous. Carving, etching, inking, printing: each process is repeated hundreds of times. The results are unique individual works of art that are repetitions of the same central core.
 

2015 Exhibition
Landscape & Memory 2015
May 31 to June 24, 2015
 
Landscape & Memory is open to all artists working in East Central Saskatchewan, or artists who have a connection with themselves or their work to this region. Everyone is invited to enter work into this annual show and sale featuring local and regional artists.
 
The deal is simple: You can bring up to 5 works in any medium and we will do our best to exhibit them.
 
We especially encourage people of all ages who are exhibiting their work for the first time. This year features artists from their mid-teens to their mid-80s, which we're very happy about once again.
 
Over 40 artists entered in 2015, with 150 individual art works in the galleries!
 
A wonderful celebration of the creativity and diversity of our Yorkton and East Central Saskatchewan community.
 

2015 Exhibition
 
 
Brenda (Kush) Kondratoff
Plaster & Birch
May 1 to 23, 2015
 
Kamsack artist Brenda Kondratoff has been quietly working away for years, creating quite a large body of work. After responding to themes that emerged and inspired her, she is now ready to share her passion.
 
Created using Venetian plaster and acrylic paints, this series of paintings is calm and reflective, giving you a moment to pause and consider the peacefulness of poplar and birch groves. Animal portraints and details of domestic life and landscapes round out the exhibition.
 

2015 Exhibition
Fields of Light: 4 Painters in the Parkland
March 15 to April 18, 2015
Opening reception 2pm Sunday, March 15
 
 
We're so excited about this! Four painters from our annual local artists show together in a group exhibition.
   James Clow (Saskatoon)
   Kristen Doyle (Kamsack)
   Laura Gendall (Yorkton)
   Glenn Romasanta (Churchbridge)
 
James and Glenn both work in potash mines, and James draws on this in a unique manner: he found a way to incorporate ground potash into the surface of the paintings. The results are surprising, and form a perfect complement to the other paintings in the exhibition.
 
Large, bold and beautiful paintings fill both galleries with fields of colour and light.
 
 

2015 Exhibition

Legacy of Worship:
Photographs by Larry Easton
January 12 to February 25, 2015
 
Legacy of Worship featured photographs by Larry Easton from the recent book Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan (Coteau Books, 2014) with Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker.
 
To create the publication Larry, Margaret and Frank scoured the province to capture photographs and fascinating stories of the buildings and personalities representing over 100 churches in 18 denominations. Over 30 images are being exhibited in the gallery.
 
Larry, a professional phographer, and editor for the Regina Photo Club, has received numerous awards for his photos, including the Everest Trophy in the Best-In-Show category. His photos have been published in Prairies North magazine as well as numerous other publications.
 
Larry Easton joined us along with Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker for an Artist Reception at 1pm on Saturday, January 31st to talk about the book and the entire project.