Dunlop Art Gallery Winter 2021

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Pinar Yoldas, Hollow Ocean, 2020, image still. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

STATES OF COLLAPSE

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
Opens January 30

Artists: Christina Battle, Naomi Bebo, Andrea Carlson, Ruth Cuthand, Nicole Dextras, Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Rachelle Viader Knowles, David Opdyke, Geoffrey Pugen, Rolande Souliere, Mkrtich Tonoyan, Jeff Wizniak, Pinar Yoldas, and Sylvia Ziemann.

Curators: Amber Christensen (Department Head, Central Library), Stacey Fayant (independent curator), Tomas Jonsson (Curator, Moving Image and Performance), and Wendy Peart (Curator of Education and Community Outreach)

The end of the world has been a human preoccupation for countless millennia. The exhibition States of Collapse features artists who explore the unimaginable complexity of a cataclysmic crisis. Originally developed in 2019, this exhibition did not foresee the pandemic, but coincidently echoes lived experiences endured by the global community. Dunlop Art Gallery presents a wide range of media and perspectives, including a prophetic Virtual Reality piece about an imagined future of our oceans, and a humourous examination of how to establish “social distance.” The work in States of Collapse ultimately reflects on our response to a radical change to the world as we know it and challenges us to collectively consider our impact on global well-being.

States of Collapse will be presented in both Dunlop Art Gallery locations at Sherwood Village Branch and Central Library.


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Opening Remarks & Artist Talk – States of Collapse
January 26, 7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST
Online – Dunlop Art Gallery YouTube Live
Pre-registration not required.

Join artists Jude Griebel, Jill Ho-You, Sylvia Ziemann, along with moderator, Cindy Baker for a panel discussion about their artistic practice and work in Dunlop Art Gallery’s exhibition States of Collapse, an exhibition that explores the complexity of cultural, environmental, or biological catastrophes.

Moderator and Artist Bios:

Jude Griebel works between Bergen, AB, Canada and Brooklyn, NY, USA. He has completed numerous international residencies including Halle 14 Center for Contemporary Art (Leipzig), the International Studio and Curatorial Program (New York) and Pioneer Works (New York). Recent solo exhibitions include Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB; Redpath Museum, Montreal, QC and Galerie Johannes Sturm, Nuremberg, Germany. Griebel is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant for emerging figurative artists.

Jill Ho-You is an Assistant Professor in Print Media at the Alberta University of the Arts. Her practice explores the intersection of trauma, embodied memory and the environment through a mixture of print media, installation, and drawing. Her work has been exhibited at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alberta Printmakers in Calgary, AB, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan, International Print Center New York, NY, and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, ROC.

Sylvia Ziemann works in sculpture, painting, installation, video and curation. She is fascinated with carnivals, end of the world scenarios, survivalist tendencies and the animals who live amongst us. She holds a Diploma in Painting from Alberta University of the Arts, a BFA from NASCAD and MFA from the University of Regina, where she teaches painting, drawing and sculpture.

Cindy Baker is a contemporary artist based in Western Canada whose work engaging with queer, gender, disability, fat, and art discourses draws upon 25 years working and organizing in her communities. Baker has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally, and continues to maintain volunteer leadership roles across her communities.


Artist Talk – VacZineNations! with Rachelle Viader Knowles, Sean Caufield, and Patrick Mahon
February 23, 1:00 PM CST / 2:00 PM EST
Online – Dunlop Art Gallery YouTube Live
Pre-registration not required.

Join three participating artists of the VacZineNations! project in a discussion on the role of art as practice-led research in exploring complex geographic and social perspectives on vaccinations.

Artist Bios:

Sean Caulfield was named a Canada Research Research Chair in Fine Arts (Tier 2) from 2000 – 2010, and is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, living and working in Treaty Six territory. He has exhibited his prints, drawings, installations and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Rachelle Viader Knowles is an artist, researcher, and educator. She is a Reader in Creative Practice, and Head of International for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK, where her role supports the development of international initiatives and partnerships for education and research. Her practice-led research investigates translocality, dialogue as art, and artistic practices/methods developed through participation, collaboration, and networks. Her works have been performed, published, screened, found, or encountered in numerous international venues and publications.

Patrick Mahon is an artist, a writer/curator, and a Professor of Visual Arts at Western University, in London, ON, Canada. Currently, he is Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities at Western. Mahon’s artwork has been exhibited widely: in Canada at The Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Museum London, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; internationally in exhibitions in China, France, Norway, and Switzerland; and in numerous print biennales since the early 1990’s.


Artist Talk – End of the World/Beginning of the World with Andrea Carlson
March 16, 7:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM EST
Online – Dunlop Art Gallery Youtube Live
Pre-registration not required.

Chicago-based artist Andrea Carlson will discuss her creative process, where she goes for inspiration, and where her visions for new work are conceived.

Artist Bio:

Andrea Carlson (Ojibwe, b. 1979) is a visual artist and writer currently living on Potawatomi land in Chicago, Illinois. Carlson’s layered practice includes painting, drawing, and arts writing on subjects ranging from museum studies, Indigenous Futurisms, and assimilation metaphors in film. Her art is in the collections of the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson received awards from McKnight Foundation (2008), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2016), and 3Arts “Make A Wave” (2020).


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About Dunlop Art Gallery at Regina Public Library

Gallery Hours
Mon to Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Sun, 1 – 5 pm

Central Library location
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5

Sherwood Village location
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1

Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.
Galleries are wheelchair accessible.

306-777-6040
dunlop@reginalibrary.ca
www.reginalibrary.ca/dunlopartgallery

We acknowledge the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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