12:30 – 4:30 pm
Sherwood Village Branch
Join us for this unique birch bark biting workshop delivered by Northern Cree artist Rosella Carney. For centuries, birch bark biting has been done, traditionally by women, in many Aboriginal communities. Using thin pieces of birch bark, you will learn to create wonderful designs by folding the bark and biting in strategic locations. Like a snowflake, each one is unique.
To Register: http://catalog.sasklibraries.ca/record=g1003725*eng
Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator
Jessica Eaton Artist Talk: Friday, April 25, 6:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre
Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 25, 6:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre
Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery
Krista Buecking, Arabella Campbell, Jessica Eaton, Marie Lannoo, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Luce Meunier, Sarah Nasby, Sasha Pierce, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, and Celia Perrin Sidarous
The formalist aesthetics of the modernist movement of the 1960s - which influenced many Saskatchewan artists via the Emma Lake workshops - are being reconsidered by female Canadian artists at various stages of their careers; an interesting phenomenon given that women artists were historically largely excluded from the intellectual discourse at the birth of the movement. This group exhibition brings together new works by artists from across Canada who utilize formalist aesthetics in ways that take new conceptual, narrative and aesthetic turns.
Image: Luce Meunier, Circuit #3, 2011, acrylic on folded raw cotton canvas, rabbit skin glue
Wednesday, April 23
RPL Film Theatre
Jennifer Matotek, curator of Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?, featured at Central Gallery from April 25 to June 20, introduces influential Saskatchewan-born painter, Agnes Martin’s rarely before seen 1974 feature length film, Gabriel. Following is Mary Lance’s stark and moving documentary, Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World. Comprised largely of interviews with the artist and completed shortly before her death in 2004, the film provides a rare opportunity to hear the famously solitary artist speak about her life and work.
Art-Rated Films is an initiative in which Dunlop-exhibiting artists and curators introduce a film of their choosing. These films provide idiosyncratic insights into Dunlop exhibitions and artist practices, underscoring the critical relationship between the moving image and visual art.
Sorry didn’t post prior to the reception but the University of Regina’s Fifth Parallel Gallery is hosting a new exhibit! Head on down and see it before it’s over.
Have you ever wondered how artists create abstract art? In advance of the Dunlop’s exhibition, Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?, this workshop explores creating an artwork based on the basic visual properties of colour, shape, line, etc. Bring your creative energy, but no art experience is necessary.
To Register: http://catalog.sasklibraries.ca/record=g1003722*eng
Image Credit: Sasha Pierce, Lake Superior Agate, 2012, oil on linen, Photo: Lee Henderson
Thursday, April 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dunlop Art Gallery, Central Library
Please Join us on April 11th from 5 - 10PM in coordination with the University of Regina Fine Arts open house for a night of art and entertainment.
Participants have been asked to take a simple hardboard panel and to transform it into a unique work of art. The resulting art will be sold at a silent auction to benefit a number of causes, including the University of Regina’s Art For Lunch program and Paper Crane Community Arts Program.
Panels are still available if you would like to make one yourself. They can be acquired at the Fifth Parallel Gallery this week between 11Am and 4PM.
Artists can choose to receive 20% of the sale price of their panel, or to donate the full amount.
There will be food, drinks, a live Dj and special guests- we look forward to seeing you there.
Please pop by the gallery this week (24th - 28th of March) to work on your panel, drop off your panel or get more info. If you don’t see any staff around the gallery, panels can be brought to the Visual Arts Office.