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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.