Sign Posts

March 1 – May 23, 2021

Signposts brings together three Saskatchewan based artists who examine the familiar imagery that dots the Saskatchewan landscape.

This exhibit is part of OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

In the summer of 2015, Bonnie Conly was an artist in residence at the Grasslands National Park (GLNP). “I drew numerous small sketches while taking daily walks in GLNP. This was an excercise in understanding the land and its relationship to me. Through the act of walking, I found much needed quiet. The walks became moving meditations…In the quiet space of a gallery there exists an opportunity for a shared meditation as visitors engage with the images through their personal experiences.” (Bonnie Conly, Artist Statement).

William Philpott paints from the rural area farmlands and landscapes near his home at Central Butte in Southwest Saskatchewan. Depicting scenes of familiar Buyers’ Philpott evokes collective memory of our shared landscape.

Crystal Rassi paints surreal images that pull from rural architecture and still life objects. An old barn sits perched upon a tabnle, an oil drim tops a floral table cloth and pedestal table, a sewing machine quietly waits on a treed path. These images conjure memories for the artist and the viewer – creating a common reference point that can be examined and interpreted individually. Signposts reflects our shared memories and understanding of place and time. A contemplative exhibition that will create space for personal rumination.

*Painting by Crystal Rassi, 100 Years, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches, 2016