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Iris Hauser and Cate Francis: Altered States


June 14 to September 15, 2013

In her mixed-media screenprints, Cate Francis explores the areas in society where technology, biology, and phenomenological experience intersect and impact one another. She posits a near future in which technological change has radically altered human beings and their environments, and imagines a world in which the body is regarded as a prosthesis. Corporeal and environmental limitations are viewed as engineering problems which can be remedied by science, furthering the psychological disconnection from these realms.

Saskatoon printmaker Cate Francis obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2008. She is a founding member of Ink Slab Printmakers, and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Mentor Iris Hauser is a Saskatoon artist who teaches painting technique classes for the University of Saskatchewan Certificate in Art and Design program. She maintains an extensive exhibition schedule in public and private galleries throughout Western Canada and abroad.