Grant McConnell: Rogue Royal

May 25 - August 27, 2017

Opening: Friday, May 26 @ 7:30pm

Artist Talk POSTPONED TO LATER DATE: Saturday, June 10 @ 1:30pm

Grant McConnell, Royal Tour, Green Gables, acrylic on wood, 2017

Grant McConnell, Royal Tour, Green Gables, acrylic on wood, 2017

This exhibition features paintings and mixed media works on the subject of royal personages, as seen through European historical oil painting, gone rogue. Derived from an ongoing investigation into the work of Diego Velasquez, particularly his royal portrait, Las Meninas, Grant McConnell positions Velasquez’s subjects within a Canadian historical context. Canada, in all of its crude beauty, becomes the new ground for these royal figures, who are given new purpose in the colonies. 

Presenting the work of this significant Saskatchewan contemporary painter, this exhibition will encourage dialogue and inquiry into the direction of contemporary painting in Saskatchewan and Canada, historical art references, as well as the history of European settlement and colonization of Canada.


Bruce Anderson: Drift

May 25 - August 27, 2017

Opening: Friday, May 26 @ 7:30pm

Artist Talk POSTPONED TO LATER DATE: Saturday, June 10 @ 1:30pm

Beautiful renderings of horses in both realistic and conceptual landscapes are presented in the exhibition Drift. Featuring the paintings of Regina artist Bruce Anderson, the exhibition presents two bodies of work created within a ten year period, titled Under a Big Sky (2004-2009) and Continental Drift (2009-2014). Under a Big Sky offers a series of diptychs, pairings of classically rendered and hauntingly, beautiful landscapes and skyscapes. Classic prairies skies, either endlessly blue with billowing white clouds or darkened and dramatic with approaching storms, are juxtaposed with images of lone horses within barren landscapes. Depictions of barbed-wire or wooden fences suggest that these are controlled environments – corals or pastures – an indication of the horse’s domestic relationship with humans. Continental Drift presents viewers with a visual collage. By superimposing realistic images of horses on historical maps, Anderson places the horses within conceptual and political landscapes where borders are drawn and places are named. Both of these series break with landscape painting’s traditional formats, juxtaposing unexpected elements and offering layered images to be evocative.


Global Warning Initiative

Art Made from Garbage by Moose Jaw Youth

May 31 - August 21, 2017

Wednesday, May 31

Award presentation in the theatre @ 1:30pm

Reception to follow in the lobby @ 2:30pm

 

Living in a Garbage Garden, Club de Bricolage, Grades 3-5 École St. Margaret School, paper, plastic, tinfoil, lunch wrappers, school garbage 2017

Living in a Garbage Garden, Club de Bricolage, Grades 3-5
École St. Margaret School, paper, plastic, tinfoil, lunch wrappers, school garbage
2017