Fall 2020 Exhibitions at Dunlop Art Gallery
Dunlop Art Gallery
Jenn E. Norton: Slipstream
Organized by Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Curated by Linda Jansma and Crystal Mowry
August 7 – October 16, 2020
In Jenn E Norton’s immersive installation Slipstream, six reflective panels stand in a ring, facing inward, catching one another in their reflection. A dancing figure – a spiraling flurry of silk – moves from one panel to another. As the figure moves across the ring’s circumference, appearing infinitely in the cross reflections, the viewer and the dancer appear to share the same physical space. Slipstream combines theatrical strategies from a century ago with choreographed movements and digital technologies, positioning the body as a site for transformation.
Jenn E. Norton is a Canadian artist working with interdisciplinary media and digital technologies. Norton has won numerous grants and awards, including the OCAD Integrated Media Medal for excellence, and her work was been shown internationally. Norton has worked as an educator, freelance animator, painter, and circus performer. She is pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts at York University. Dunlop Coordinator, Wendy Peart, Curator of Education
Cui Jinzhe: My Love for You Lingers On
September 17 – November 13, 2020
Cui Jinzhe’s work 留恋往返 My Love for You Lingers On was inspired by an ancient Chinese poem The Nymph of the Luo River, written by famous poet Cao Zhi 曹植, who lived between 192-232. Cui intricately and tenderly traces this story of a man who falls in love with a water nymph, which follows a familiar narrative arc of an unfulfilled love story. Combining elements of traditional Chinese art with pop culture visual styles, Cui weaves a complex and beautiful mesh, connecting time and culture through the common human experience of love and longing.
Cui Jinzhe is an Edmonton-based multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes drawing, painting, installation and public art. Cui was born in Dalian, China and earned a Bachelor of Art from Dalian University of Foreign Languages and Master of Art at Dalian Polytechnic University. In 2008, she came to Canada where her work has focused on self-enlightenment, community intervention and cultural integration. Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach. Sherwood Gallery.
Hazel Meyer: Muscle Panic
Presented in partnership with Sask Sport
October 23 – January 22nd, 2021
Hazel Meyer’s mutable body of work, Muscle Panic is an iterative world-making project that uses various athletics tropes to enliven and re-centre the importance of desire, queerness, movement and sweat. Muscle Panic engages performers within a scaffold installation containing objects that function across the spectrum of prop, tool, costume, equipment and sculpture. Located between choreography and improvisation, Muscle Panic celebrates the idiosyncratic physicality of each performer, valuing spirit over virtuosity.
Named after the sociological term ‘moral panic’ that describes an often-irrational fear or threat to the dominant order, Muscle Panic creates a time and place beholden to a sweaty self-governance. It values and celebrates forms of gendered embodiment that threaten norms and provides tools and physical prompts to highlight the situations in which we make and flex this power.
Forming as a muscle does, through hypertrophy, Muscle Panic uses this resistance to define its aesthetic and performative edges. The scaffold’s dimensions are determined by the space, and in turn, the scaffold organizes the objects that then organize the action. This order is consistent across iterations of the performance, while the content emerges idiosyncratically as each unique performer confronts the larger structure. This constant redo asks how we can use the same tools, in already existing structures, to make a world that can hold us in ways it hasn’t before. Curated by Tomas Jonsson, Curator of Moving Image and Performance. Central Gallery.
Luther Konadu: Particularly Tentative
November 19 – January 15, 2021
The exhibition, Particularly Tentative, explores Luther Konadu’s interest in portrait photography as it relates to personal and collective beliefs of identity. He considers making portraits as a way to reflect on ideas with no expected outcome or goal. Luther Konadu considers using images to depict people and question our belief in photographs. Instead of a quick snap of a person’s likeness and presenting it as a portrait, the portrait is a question that is never answered. Konadu considers the portrait as always shifting. The subject can change its meaning with every viewing. Unlike photographs used as tools of facts, proof or for “knowing” something about those depicted, the people in Konadu’s images will always appear in parts, unspecific, and unsettled. Curated by Liz Ikiriko, Independent Curator. Coordinated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education & Community Outreach. Sherwood Gallery.
Dunlop Art Gallery
RPL Central Library, Central Gallery, Central Mediatheque, and RPL Film Theatre
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5
Mon-Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Sun, 1 – 5 pm
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1
Mon-Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Sun, 1 – 5 pm
Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.
Galleries are wheelchair accessible.
We acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.
Dunlop Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.