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2018 Exhibition
 
YORKTON: LEGO CITY
Kelly Litzenberger
July 3 to August 31, 2018
Artist Reception 2pm Sunday, July 8
 
YORKTON: LEGO CITY is a fun-filled celebration of bricks! Filled with the sheer number of LEGO structures assembled by local LEGO Meister Kelly Litzenberger, it's also a learning opportunity and a chance to appreciate Kelly's re-creations of historic and current Yorkton buildings.
 
Commissioned by Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, YORKTON: LEGO CITY is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
 
YORKTON: LEGO CITY features three paintings of historic Yorkton buildings by Jeann Spilak, plus photographs and artifacts on loan from the Wynyard Bakery & Cafe.
 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is also pleased to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Congratulations to the Arts Board, one of the gallery's two major funding agencies. May you enjoy 70 more!
 
SK Roadside Attractions
Roadside Attractions is a public art project launching summer 2018 from July 1st to August 31st across Saskatchewan. Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, and partners across the province, Roadside Attractions presents a network of contemporary art commissions across Saskatchewan during the summer of 2018. Each participating artist considers the unique histories, geographies, and populations of their exhibition locations – factors that have shaped dozens of Saskatchewan spaces into meaningful places. Over 20 art works by 21 artists will be presented across the province, over a 20 hour drive. The project has received prestigious funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, and Tourism Saskatchewan.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus part l’initiative Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cette initiative 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la creation et le partage des arts au Coeur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.

For more information, please visit the website: www.skroadsideattractions.com

2018 Exhibition
Landscape & Memory 2018
A celebration of community creativity!
May 22 to June 16, 2018
Artist Reception: 2pm Sunday, June 3
 
Every year Godfrey Dean Art Gallery features local Yorkton and regional artists in a celebration of our community's creativity and inventive spirit. We welcome every kind of art making, from painting and drawing to pottery, fabric art, photography, beadwork, even a crossword puzzle of a painting has been displayed.
 
This year once again the response has been overwhelming. Over 200 works were entered, and this week we're still putting the finishing touches in place. Drop by and see this amazing display!
 
 
2018 Exhibition
Phyllis Herman: Sketches
April 2 to May 7, 2018
 
Born and raised in Yorkton, Phyllis Herman has been painting since 1972 but drawing since her early childhood years. This is her second solo exhibition at Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, and although she is primarily known for her work in oil paint this exhibition features a set of coloured pencil drawings.
 
"Prairie scenes are my favorite subject but I also enjoy painting flowers, animals and pencil portraits. Most of my work is done from photographs taken in rural areas." 
 
While Phyllis has taken a few painting classes over the years, her pencil work is entirely self taught. And speaking of teaching, through the community college she has taught oil painting classes in small towns in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and has held classes in her home for over 30 years!
 
 
2018 Exhibition
DIMENSIONS
March 19 to May 7, 2018
 
Our new exhibition is a glittering display of the best Fine Craft art and artisans in Saskatchewan. This is one of our favourite shows! Every two years the Craft Council holds a province-wide call for entries, with awards for accomplishment in every form. Each time the touring exhibition arrives, it's like a treasure chest of precious and curious objects. For instance this steampunk-infused flying pig by Jim Mason!
 
 
 
2018 Exhibition
Joe Fafard: In Print / Imprimer
February 1 to March 23, 2018
 

In Prints/ Imprimer is a solo exhibition of works by internationally renowned Joe Fafard, one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Although Fafard may be best known for his work in clay, bronze and steel sculpture, drawing and printmaking have been sustained curiosities throughout his artistic practice. Whether three-dimensional or two-dimensional, his work is characterized by his connection to his rural Saskatchewan roots, his reverence for art history and his inquiry into form. 

The exhibition In Prints/ Imprimer presents woodblock, silkscreen, etchings, lithograph and embossed prints of cows, horses and bison, each series a response to or an extension of his sculptural process. While the embossed images offer beautifully subtle forms, the woodblocks are arresting in their colourful graphic quality. Reminiscent of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, these images have fluid, exaggerated and almost lyrical forms. Moving in varying degrees towards abstraction, the anatomy of these forms is broken down into pattern and embedded symbolic imagery. Perhaps in their subtlety, these works speak to the interconnection and dependence of human existence on agriculture and nature.

Curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program. 
 
 
2018 Exhibition
 
Iris Hauser: Dress Codes
January 15 to February 28, 2018
Artist Reception 2pm Sunday, February 11

Saskatoon artist Iris Hauser has a regular stable of models she uses for figurative, narrative paintings that evoke art history, literature and fantasy. Ordinarily, Hauser chooses the models’ costumes and poses to create the right atmosphere. But in Dress Codes she turns the tables in this exhibition of  dramatic oil and alkyd paintings. Here, the models chose their own apparel, pose and storyline, sometimes revealing aspects of themselves that surprised the artist.

David Garneau, an internationally acclaimed artist and University of Regina fine arts professor, notes that Hauser’s paintings offer private shows made public: “She is not just making pictures but investigating the nature of private and public display; questioning the fixedness of gender and personality; and interrogating her own practice, the ethics of revealing these seeming intimacies. She is not objectively recording the world but actively participating in its creation.”

 

2018 Exhibition
 
Gabriela Garcia-Luna: Kathgotham Express
December 15, 2017 to January 23, 2018

Gabriela García-Luna is a photography-based artist who lives and works between Moose Jaw, SK, northern India and Mexico City, where she was born and raised. García-Luna’s particular interest is the exploration of the paradoxical possibilities inherent to photography. To show the seen and reveal the unseen.

Wayne Baerwaldt writes in the catalogue essay, "As an artist who carefully constructs her photographic pictures to elude definitive and prescriptive readings, Gabriela García-Luna aims to open doors to an aesthetic that questions commonly perceived realities. She suggests we observe her pictures with fewer, different or no expectations of knowing anything with any certainty and that another, more elusive quality is more revealing. In the process of compiling her observations of the commonplace – urban-rural landscapes – from various parts of the world, she hints at revealing the unseen in her images."

Organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.