LOBBY

Moose Jaw Art Guild

Looking Forward: Creating Our Future

November 3 to December 31, 2016

The Moose Jaw Art Guild organization has been a long and accommodating association between the Moose Jaw Art Guild and the MJM&AG which expresses itself in the fact that this annual exhibition is the longest continuous collaboration for the MJM&AG. There are 23 artists featured in this 30 piece exhibition. This year Jean Bell, Debbie Blash, Laura Catling, Amy Cozma, Beth Crabb, Jean Crozier, Lee Fast, Destiny Gibney, Patrick A. Hall, Donna Hanslien, Anna Hergert, Julia Hu, Roxanne Johnston, J. B. Kaiser, Fred Kaita, Ciera Mottus, Cindy Perreault, Grace Popyuk, Erica Silzer, Jean Tkatch, Crystal Thorburn, Karen Walpole and Karen Whitney participated in the 2016 exhibition.

Installation of the 2016 exhibition.

Installation of the 2016 exhibition.

Exhibition sponsored by Parsons and Dietrich Pottery


 

DOUGLAS BENTHAM: The Tablets

September 15 - December 31, 2016

Reception: Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Organized by MJMAG and the Art Gallery of Swift Current; Curated by Jennifer McRorie and Kim Houghtaling

The Tablets, Installation, 16 1/2 feet X 22 feet, 2016.

The Tablets, Installation, 16 1/2 feet X 22 feet, 2016.

With an international reputation spanning more than four decades, Saskatoon-based sculptor Douglas Bentham’s newest exhibition The Tablets represents the artist’s first installation piece. Comprised of 32 sculptural works installed in symmetrical rows, The Tablets exhibit presents a collection of metal assemblages of richly textured bronze and brass panels infused with fractured text, numbers and dates. The presentation of these tablet-like constructions contributes to a layered, overarching narrative of time, history, mortality and the general fragility of the human condition.


KEEPSAKES OF CONFLICT: Trench Art and Other Canadian War-Related Craft

September 15 - December 31, 2016

Reception: Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Organized by the MJMAG; Guest Curated by Heather Smith

Mills Bomb Desk Set, Collection of Canadian War Museum.

Mills Bomb Desk Set, Collection of Canadian War Museum.

Trench art is defined as any item made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians, from war material directly, or any other material, as long as it and they are associated with armed conflict or its consequences. The 100th anniversary of the First World War has been an opportunity for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJM&AG) to examine the little-studied area of Canadian craft related to war. This traveling exhibition was organized by the MJM&AG and guest curated by Heather Smith. MJM&AG acknowledges the generous funding support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Museums Assistance Program and sponsorship by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59.

L’art des tranchées se définit comme le domaine qui englobe tout objet fabriqué par des soldats, des prisonniers de guerre ou des civils, à partir de matériel de guerre ou de quelque autre matériau, pourvu que l’objet et son créateur soient associés au conflit armé ou à ses conséquences. La commémoration du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale a offert au Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery l’occasion de se pencher sur un aspect jusqu’à présent peu étudié de l’artisanat canadien lié aux conflits armés. Cette exposition itinérante a été réalisée par le Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, sous la direction de la commissaire Heather Smith. Nous désirons signaler la généreuse contribution du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, dans le cadre de son Programme d’aide aux musées and par la Légion Royale Canadien 59.


DOUGLAS BENTHAM: Poetry In Steel

MJM&AG Permanent Collection

September 15 - December 31, 2016

Reception: Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Piece #27, Steel, 1.5 X 6.4 X 3.6 feet. 1975. Collection of the MJM&AG.

Piece #27, Steel, 1.5 X 6.4 X 3.6 feet. 1975. Collection of the MJM&AG.

Alongside The Tablets, Douglas Bentham's works from the MJM&AG Permanent Collection provide a glimpse into the evolution of this artist's distinctive sculptural practice. Known for his large welded-metal structures, Bentham is recognized as one of Canada's most prominent sculptors and has made a profound contribution to modernist art and sculpture in Saskatchewan and Canada. 


IN THE LOBBY

New Acquisitions: MJM&AG Permanent Collection

August 30 - October 23, 2016

Installation of recent acquisitions of the MJM&AG

Installation of recent acquisitions of the MJM&AG

This exhibition features works by five Saskatchewan artists, which are new acquisitions to the Permanent Collection. The artists featured are Heather Benning, Robert Froese, Gabriela Garcia Luna, Diane Lara, and Russell Mang.