Mkrtich Tonoyan, On the Border, 2014, photograph taken from a trench in northeastern Armenia, defending the Armenian village of Chinari. Image courtesy of the artist.
Dunlop Art Gallery
Meet in the Middle: Stations of Memory and Migration Between Art and Film (Regina, 2014-2017)
Curated by Christine Ramsay and Strandline Curatorial Collective
Station 7 | Mkrtich Tonoyan: Forays in Military Art
To January 15, 2017
Armenia-based conceptual artist Mkrtich Tonoyan presents A Little War, A Little Peace, a video document from his durational project, Contested Borderlands: Armenia. This video records the fraught experience of ongoing human rights violations in Nagorno-Karabakh, the contested borderland between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Contested Borderlands: Armenia is the third in a suite of three exhibitions presented by Tonoyan at Meet in the Middle, entitled Forays in Military Art. Central Gallery.
Station 4 | Saskatchewan Gothic
Amalie Atkins, Ian Campbell, Dana Claxton, David Garneau, Mike Rollo, and Gerald Saul
January 16-26 and January 30 - February 5, 2017
Saskatchewan Gothic situates Saskatchewan art filmmaking through the “Prairie Gothic”— an aesthetic aiming to capture the unique and offbeat sense of being-in-place that is part of local identity, while works from Indigenous Saskatchewan filmmakers remind us that the “Prairie Gothic” is a white settler perspective by exposing the genocidal aspects of colonial Prairie history. Central Gallery.
Station 5 | Prairie (Magic) Realism(s)
Amanda Strong, Brett Bell, Deco Dawson, Chrystene Ells, Danishka Esterhazy, Lacy Morin-Desjarlais, Michele Sereda, Trudy Stewart, and Janine Windolph
February 6-18, 2017
Prairie (Magic) Realism(s) explores tensions between Western Canadian art films which embrace the ability of magic to represent the real world, and those which insist on the sustained power of non-fiction film to document social and cultural problems and their traumatic effects. Central Gallery.
Elvira Finnigan: Reception
January 14 to March 22, 2017
Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, January 14, 1 pm
Using time as a method and salt brine as a material, Elvira Finnigan’s work employs crystallization processes to create poetic large-scale installations, small objects, and other works. Reception begins with a social event – an afternoon tea party replete with formal tea service, punch, finger sandwiches, and dainties. After the party is over, Finnigan will pour salt brine over plates, cups, serving trays, and leftover foodstuffs. Over time, the brine will evaporate and crystalize, halting the natural processes of decay and creating a glimmering memento mori of the communal gathering. Curated by Blair Fornwald, Assistant Curator. Sherwood Gallery.
Bill Coleman: Dollhouse
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm
Performances: January 26-29, 7:30 pm
Installation: January 28-29, 12-5 pm
Bill Coleman’s Dollhouse depicts a man whose world is literally falling down on top of him. Informed by such diverse sources as Artaud to The Three Stooges, Coleman is a man out of synch with his surroundings, as he tap dances and pratfalls through a booby-trapped set creating symphonic chaos. The result is a tragic, horrifying, bombastic, and irrepressibly funny performance. The sound for Dollhouse was created by award-winning artist Gordon Monahan and the set features elements by Saskatchewan artist Edward Poitras. Artist Talk and installation are free. For ticket information for performances, please visit http://newdancehorizons.ca/. Presented in partnership with New Dance Horizons. Central Gallery.
Krista Belle Stewart: Her Story
February 23 to May 3, 2017
Krista Belle Stewart’s Her Story is a silent video comprised original footage from Seraphine, Her Own Story, a CBC documentary about the artist’s mother, Seraphine Stewart, a residential school survivor who subsequently moved to Vancouver, studied at UBC, and went on to became the first Aboriginal public health nurse in British Columbia. Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach. Central Mediatheque.
Derek Sullivan, The Booklover, 2008- (ongoing), print on demand artist’s book, varying pagination. Image courtesy of the artist.
Derek Sullivan: Booklover
February 24 - April 23, 2017
Artist Talk and Reception: Friday, February 24, 6 pm
Toronto artist Derek Sullivan is interested in the overlapping histories of modernist design, abstraction, and conceptual art. His works in various media (drawing, painting, sculpture, bookworks, and installation) are strategically contradictory: for instance, he replicates minimalist posters and books by conceptual artists by hand, in coloured pencil. Booklover brings together, for the first time, a retrospective of Sullivan’s bookworks, with intriguing and surprising additions, including a large-scale wall drawing, created by the artist onsite. Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator. Central Gallery
Dunlop Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, and Saskatchewan Lotteries.
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