David Thauberger

David Thauberger: Road Trips and Other Diversions

April 11 to June 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. with curators Sandra Fraser and Timothy Long, and artist
David Thauberger.
Documentary Screening: Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. At the Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
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Regina-based David Thauberger is a nationally recognized artist best known for his iconic paintings of vernacular architecture. Co-curated by Sandra Fraser, Associate Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, and Timothy Long, Head Curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the exhibition will provide the first comprehensive overview of this remarkable Canadian artist. Road Trips & Other Diversions brings together some 70 paintings, prints and ceramic works, produced from 1971 to 2009 and drawn from more than 30 public and private collections across the country.

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School Art

April 11 to June 8, 2014
Public Reception: Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m.
Event for Teachers: Thursday, May 1, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
Student Artist Talks: Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. with participating artists.

The Mendel Art Gallery is pleased to present School Art, the highly popular exhibition offered annually for 42 years. Celebrating the excellence of artmaking and creativity among Saskatoon’s young people, the exhibition delights audiences and demonstrates that art is for people of all ages and walks of life. School Art showcases paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art by more than 200 students in the city’s schools. The gallery is proud to work closely with Saskatoon’s educators and to continue its commitment to art at the primary and secondary levels.

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Mary Longman and Joi T. Arcand

April 11 to June 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.

Joi T. Arcand creates digital photo work that blends personal narratives with popular culture. Drawing from her experiences as a mixed-race nehiyaw woman, her work merges identity with nostalgia, humour, and kitsch. Connecting past with present, she digitally alters outdated imagery to create new conversations around Indigenous representation in pop culture.

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comtemporary drawings

Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada

January 24 to March 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. With NGC curator Rhiannon Vogl

This cutting-edge drawing exhibition brings together a selection of works made since 2000 by 25 Canadian and international artists and collectives. Represented artists with a Saskatoon connection include Alison Norlen, a professor in the Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan; and Luanne Martineau, who now lives in Montreal.

In the hands of the artists presented here, an array of media — including pencils and inks, watercolours, cut-outs and stamps — are vehicles for expressing physical or intangible experiences and documenting the world in both its vastness and minutia.

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Trace Nelson

Trace Nelson: Walls of Intrigue and Cabinets of Curiosity

January 24 to March 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Sunday, January 26 at 1 p.m. with artist Trace Nelson

Monkey Business Workshop
Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. with Trace Nelson

Trace Nelson’s Walls of Intrigue and Cabinets of Curiosity presents an ambitious body of work that places monkey imagery at the centre of her installation. She has mobilized the nostalgic affection for handcrafted sock monkeys into a compelling study of DIY cultures, collecting, crafting, play theory and the tangled relationships between culture, nature, and technology. Nelson’s installation is densely layered with wall mounted and free-standing monkey sculptures in varying sizes, wall drawings, framed and unframed paintings, as well as furniture upholstered with reused sweaters punctuated by video peepholes. In 2008, the Victoria artist embarked on a research project to construct 100 sock monkeys. As Nelson’s research veered into new hypotheses and materials, the cuddly toy monkeys morphed and took on more complex qualities. This monkey business provides a delightful and mischievous antidote to the seriousness of everyday life and perennial concerns about elitism in the arts. There is also a reference to the exoticism of Victorian collecting methods and the economical impulse to repurpose work socks into toys.

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June J. Jacobs and Gwen Klypak: Time Layered

January 24 to March 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m.

Using traditional techniques including weaving, felting, dyeing, crochet, and embroidery, Gwen Klypak’s layered works combine contrasting forms with structural and surface design embellishments. Informed by personal experience, her textile artworks contemplate the intimate relationship between the human body and the passage of time. She pursues her study and experimentation with the woven grid from her Saskatoon-area acreage. June J. Jacobs has exhibited her fibre works nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Meacham, where she owns and operates the Hand Wave Gallery. For more than 30 years, Jacobs has made sustained contributions to the fine craft community as a mentor, educator, and organizer.


Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission