Willaim Perehudoff, AC-65-6 (detail), acrylic on canvas. 1965

The Optimism of Colour: William Perehudoff, a retrospective


October 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011
Guest Curated by Karen Wilkin

The Optimism of Colour is a major retrospective of the works of renowned Canadian abstract painter William Perehudoff. Drawn from public and private Canadian collections, the exhibition was organized for the Mendel Art Gallery by guest curator Karen Wilkin, of New York City. The exhibition will travel to the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa in 2011 and 2012. It features more than 60 works, tracing the evolution of Perehudoff’s approach from early figurative works and murals to radiant abstractions, their interplays of colour suggesting musical chords. The exhibition emphasizes these latter works, which established the artist’s reputation nationally and internationally.

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Heather Nicol, Under my Skin (installation view). 2008

Under Skirt: A peek at the institution of art


October 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011
Curated by Jen Budney
Featuring The Cedar Tavern Singers, Nicole Cherubini, Dagmara Genda, Garry Neill Kennedy, and Heather Nicol.

Sassy, playful, and celebratory, this group exhibition examines the ways we look at, collect, and frame art in public art galleries and museums. The title, Under Skirt, refers to the act of viewing what is normally meant to be hidden, and emphasizes the feminine character of much of the work in the show, with its decorative qualities and attention to surface aesthetics.

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Steph Krawchuk, The Rideau in Pink, Oil on canvas. 2010

Artists by Artists: Lorenzo Dupuis and Steph Krawchuk


In Sun and Snow
October 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011

Steph Krawchuk, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Fine Arts program, and mentor, Lorenzo Dupuis, bonded over a shared interest in the urban landscape. The pair met weekly, painting en plein air and from still life arrangements in the studio. In Sun and Snow features works produced by Krawchuk during these sessions.


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950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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