Making Public 2022


The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce this series of talks from our MFA candidates Class of 2022. These presentations will allow guests access to the projects and processes of artists working through circumstances unprecedented in their lifetimes with rigour and resilience.

Please join us.

The presentations take place over three weeks with direct links to the events under each excerpted synopsis. Please note that the first talk in the series will be held in person in the Murray Lecture Theatre at the University of Saskatchewan, (MURRAY 299) and will be simultaneously broadcast online, all subsequent talks will take place online. MURRAY 299 is an accessible venue when entered from the Murray Library. Please contact jake moore for further information if required.

There Will Be Chips
Jesse Fulcher Gagnon
March 23, 6pm
IN PERSON in the lecture theatre Murray 299

“I am an experimental artist whose scattered mind leaves me frequently moving between mediums. With projects generally involving digital media in some way, I combine performance and installations, projections and animations, or simply boredom and impatience. …”

Fragments of Space
Rod Goertzen
March 30, 6pm ONLINE

“I explore how space, the ways we create and recycle it connects with time. Space as social geography and the physical/nonphysical structures we create often collide with aspects of Physics in my work.”

Emily Conlon
March 30, 7pm ONLINE

“My practice is motivated by encounters with movement in natural spaces. I primarily work with drawing and printmaking, mediums that allow my process to be intuitive and take shape as a form of note-taking. …”

Re:source Re:main Re:claim
Louisa Ferguson
April 6, 6pm ONLINE

“My art practice is rooted in the exploration of the natural world and memory. My work is intensely personal, yet it is grounded in communal ways of being and seeing–collective memory, culture and belonging to place. …”

Framing Fragments
Chelsea Brant
April 6, 7pm ONLINE

“My artistic practice reflects on and engages with lived-experiences, vicarious encounters, intimate moments and memory. I am often working with image fragments, extracting and concealing through my process of making to reveal intangible thoughts through tangible means. …”

Images and full descriptions available here

The University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Collections are located on Treaty 6 and the ancestral lands of the Métis.

MURRAY 299 is located on the 2nd floor of the MURRAY LIBRARY
3 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4