Bart Pragnell, Untitled, watercolour on paper, 21 x 30 cm,
c. 1940’s, MJM&AG collection by bequest of the artist’s estate.
December 20, 2016 through January, 2017
Curated by Heather Smith from the Permanent Collection of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Touring Spring 2015 to 2017, there are 23 two-dimensional works that range in size from small to medium.
Bart Pragnell was born near Moose Jaw in 1907, and became a highly admired artist and art instructor who worked throughout western Canada. In his art work, which was mostly done in watercolor, he, “saw movement as a fundamental principle of life and was intrigued by its many and varied aspects: the movement of the human body, the travels of the human mind as it makes connections through layers of experience, and the invisible movement and transformation of matter.”
This exhibition includes twenty-three outstanding pieces made over Pragnell’s career, that are drawn from the collection of the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.