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A Prairie Vernacular

May 31 - September 1, 2019

Opening: Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Artist Panel: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 1:00pm

 The exhibition, A Prairie Vernacular, examines historic and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies, considering the relationship of folk art to contemporary art produced in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. These representations of the vernacular not only adopt the materials, methods and/or motivations of a folk aesthetic, but speak to shared contexts and subject matter, either reflecting on memories and histories of life on the prairies or presenting visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic. The relationship between folk or vernacular art and contemporary art on the Prairies has been complex and, perhaps, somewhat symbiotic, stemming from a shared interest in Prairie experience, culture, environment and sensibilities as compelling sources for artistic practice.

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Moose Jaw Pride

May 31 - July 1, 2019

Opening: Friday, May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Global Warning

Art Made from Garbage by Moose Jaw Youth

May 30 - August 25, 2019

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Field Portraits of Contemporary Western Culture:

Jon Bowie, Luis Fabini, Blake Little, Collier Schorr, Sheila Spence

September 19 – December 29, 2019

Curated by Wayne Baerwaldt