Saskatchewan-based artist Michèle Mackasey has created a new body of work that puts the spotlight on single mothers. In Mackasey’s life-size paintings, the artist imbues her subjects with the dignity and status associated for centuries with portrait painting. Yet these portraits depict families who continue to live on the margins, facing prejudice and economic hardship as the mothers balance the roles of sole provider and caregiver.
Regina-based David Thauberger is a nationally known painter, printmaker and ceramist whose practice is characterized by his firm conviction that the local is as important as the global. Drawing on public and private collections across Canada, the major nationally touring exhibition presents a dynamic installation examining key themes and working processes, developed throughout Thauberger’s more than 40 years as a maker and thinker.