May 1 to June 23, 2017
May 1 to June 23, 2017
August 30 - October 2: Creative woodwork by local artists.
Surveying diverse emerging practices across Saskatchewan, Futures brings together Simon Fuh, Todd Gronsdahl, Andie Palynchuk, Gerry Poti, Colby Richardson, Yonina Rollack, David Stonhouse, and Kyle Zurevinski. The presentation of these artists together examines the past to create real and imagined futures. Creating new from the anterior.
Each artist explores the theme through varied means; Fuh, Palynchuk, Poti and Rollack utilize introspection as an origin point for their practices; considering childhood and personal histories to create other worlds; storytelling and constructing future realities to explore the self. Richardson and Zurevinski investigate out-dated technologies and their contemporary function and place; creating work by referencing and manipulating the past to instigate unfamiliar ideas and potentials for the antiquated. Gronsdahl and Stonhouse look to history to inform and direct their work. Gronsdahl creates myths and future narratives from official histories, while Stonhouse makes reference to the canon of painting and utilizes materials to experiment and challenge the medium.
Through these individual approaches a strong aesthetic parallel emerges fashioned from colour, pattern and whimsy. Minimalist and lavish imagery coalesce in divergent depictions of personal, mythological and technological futures.
This exhibition is curated by Derek Sandbeck and made possible through a special partnership with AKA artist-run and the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
Boom seeks to explore through visual media the effects an economic boom has on communities. Rather than critiquing the industries that determine a rapid economic upturn, this exhibition focuses on the human component, the workers and community members themselves. Complex and nuanced, the experience of participating in a boom is not often a straightforward narrative. Higher salaries and available work are driving factors for a rapid population growth. However, with a massive increase in population comes the negative effect of a decrease in quality of life, from lack of housing to failing infrastructure, not to mention possible geographical isolation and the disruption of local culture. Yet, there are positives, increased profits for businesses, increase in jobs, meeting people from diverse cultures, immigration, etc. This exhibition seeks to explore both sides from the standpoint of the people involved a boom.
Organized and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program, curated by Amber Andersen, featuring the works of Valerie Zink and Rick Pelletier.
Opening reception, March 4 at 1:00 PM
You are invited to come and meet the artists from our Young Artists Program, view their work and enjoy a light reception. This event is open to the public.
October 3 - 29, 2016
Opening reception on October 8
July 4 - August 26
Work by Monika Kinner-Whalen, as well as Postcards to the Station and work by local potters.
In an exciting new partnership OSAC’s Arts on the Move program is pleased to present a touring exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Curated by OSAC’s Visual & Media Arts Coordinator Zoe Schneider, this exhibition examines the role botany, flora, and gardening play in the work of an artist. Featuring works by Lorne Beug, Donna Kriekle, Russel Yuristy, Richard Holden, Stan Day, Jefferson Little, Phyllis Godwin, George Glenn, June Jacobs, Agnes Gallus, and Brenda Francis Pelkey, this exhibition presents a diverse selection of media including photography, drawing, painting, and fibre. We will examine the correlations found between gardeners and artists- attention to colour, perspective, composition and material, dedication of time, planning and patience.
This exhibition is organized and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program with the help of the staff of the Saskatchewan Arts Board’s Permanent Collection, and is curated by Zoe Schneider, Visual & Media Arts Coordinator, OSAC.