Wally Dion | Julie Oh

Spring/Summer Exhibitions 2022
Kenderdine Art Gallery and College Art Galleries
University of Saskatchewan

Wally Dion

College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan
May 13 – August 26, 2022
curator, Leah Taylor

This major solo exhibition, entitled skodenstoodis, focuses on recent works by artist Wally Dion. Ranging from a large-scale site-specific neon sculpture, to recent painting and drawing, and a concise selection of Dion’s large-scale assemblages comprised of circuit boards. Dion’s work addresses social concepts of identity and power and can be interpreted as part of a much larger struggle by Indigenous peoples to be recognized culturally, economically, and politically, by settler societies. Dion lives and works in Binghamton, New York. He is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux).

Image: Wally Dion, braids, acrylic on canvas, 2022. Image courtesy the artist.

Julie Oh
Sesame, open yourself

Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan
June 3 – August 30, 2022
curator, Leah Taylor

Julie Oh’s artistic practice focuses on found objects as powerful vessels for the human experience: mortality, labor, faith and freedom. The Saskatoon-based artist works from the realm of the everyday, initiating a period of sustained engagement with collected materials. Oh works instinctually by allowing the objects to each hold space within the gallery, offering an entanglement of conceptual readings that address the aura of their presence. Julie Oh will be Kenderdine Art Gallery artist-in-residence for the month of May, followed by the opening of a solo exhibition.

Image: Julie Oh, sesame, open yourself, 2020, american eagle outfitters t-shirts, wood crate. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Kenderdine Art Gallery/College Art Galleries
University of Saskatchewan
107 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7N 5A2

The Kenderdine Art Gallery is located in the Agriculture Building and is wheelchair accessible with elevator access, free to all public audiences. Tours are available upon request.

The College Art Galleries are located in the Peter MacKinnon Building and are wheelchair accessible with elevator and ramp access, free to all public audiences. Tours are available upon request.