DOUGLAS BENTHAM: The Tablets

September 15 - December 30, 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 30, 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 to examine the little studied area of Canadian craft related to war. Trench art continues a tradition of creating wartime souvenirs that dates back to the early eighteenth century and which continues to this day. The pieces exhibited often reflect the very personal stories of individuals behind the experience of war. 


DOUGLAS BENTHAM: Poetry In Steel

MJM&AG Permanent Collection

September 15 - December 30, 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.