Zane Wilcox: Perceptual Playground

September 21 - December 31 , 2017

Opening: Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30pm

Zane Wilcox, Perceptional Playground, clay, wood and mirror installation, 2015

Zane Wilcox, Perceptional Playground, clay, wood and mirror installation, 2015

Perceptual Playground is an installation of multiple elements constructed of clay, wood and mirrors by Regina artist, Zane Wilcox. The sculptural vessel, an interest in perception and Wilcox’s ongoing exploration of material, space, light and shadow is the focus of inquiry in this work. There is a rich materiality at play in the installation. The ceramic elements are highly textured, possessing a sense of density and substantial mass, while having an ambiguous quality, being modernist in form but suggestive of being impacted by time through cracking and weathering. The wooden elements are closely related to the ceramic ones, their shapes paralleling each other, but the wooden shell construction, in contrast, gives them a visual lightness and offers a more defined sense of architectural space. The installation’s elements are closely related through formal parallels and through a series of doublings, both actual and mirrored. The end result is an installation where a given viewpoint will give multiple perspectives of a single object, and where different relationships between objects will unfold as the viewer moves throughout the space. Wilcox presents this work very much as a perceptual playground, a place to consciously engage in the act of seeing.

Zane Wilcox received a MFA from the University of Regina (2012) and a BMus from the University of British Columbia (1999). He has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. Zane’s work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and Australia, and has been supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. It is included in public collections including the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Global Affairs Canada. Outside of the studio, he has been active in roles such as juror, visiting artist, workshop presenter and teacher.


A Rightful Place

September 21 - December 31 , 2017

Opening: Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30pm

Organized by Common Weal Community Arts

A Rightful Place is a year long multidisciplinary art and social justice project, in which the lives and migration experiences faced by newcomers were documented through portraits and personal narratives. https://commonweal.ca/rightful-place


 

100 Years in the Making: Looking at the Moose Jaw Art Guild

From the MJM&AG Permanent Collection

September 21 - December 31 , 2017

Opening: Thursday, September 21 @ 7:30pm

Joan Rankin, Red Around Three, 1965, acrylic on canvas, 179.5 x 127.1 cm, MJM&AG collection.

Joan Rankin, Red Around Three, 1965, acrylic on canvas, 179.5 x 127.1 cm, MJM&AG collection.

 

 

In recognition of the Moose Jaw Art Guild’s 100th anniversary and MJM&AG’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition will feature historic and contemporary works by guild members featured in the permanent collection of the MJM&AG.

As the Moose Jaw Art Guild was a key supporter of the establishment of the MJM&AG, which opened its doors in 1967, this exhibition will recognize the close ties of our two organizations and highlight leading Moose Jaw artists that were participating in or influenced by the major art movements of Saskatchewan art history.