Karen Tam’s installation process

Karen Tam, 鸕鶿飛 (Flying Cormorant Studio [For Lee Nam])


Watch a time lapse video of Karen Tam’s installation process for 鸕鶿飛 (Flying Cormorant Studio [For Lee Nam]). This video represents seven days compressed into two minutes. Tam’s installation is on view until September 14, 2014, part of Convoluted Beauty: In the Company of Emily Carr.

Karen Tam is a Canadian artist whose research focuses on the various forms of constructions and imaginations of seemingly opposing cultures and communities, expressed through installations in which she recreates spaces such as the Chinese restaurant, karaoke lounge, opium den, and other sites of cultural encounters. For Convoluted Beauty, Tam considers notions of cultural, political, and social exile in her imaginative reconstruction of the studio of Chinese Canadian artist Lee Nam, a friend of Emily Carr.


Adad Hannah

Sympathetic Magic


June 27 to September 14, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Saturday, September 13 at 1 p.m. with curator Troy Gronsdahl

Canada has cultivated and maintained a strong symbolic connection with the northern landscape. The artistic production of Canada’s renowned early painters, the Group of Seven and their ilk, has both defined artistic practice at home and Canada abroad. As art historian John O’Brian observes in Wild Art History, “The land and its representations are knotted together, not unlike two other words with an affinity to landscape in contemporary thought — nation and nationalism.” The country as depicted by the progenitors of the Canadian landscape tradition is a pristine, untamed, and unpeopled place. A history of colonization and the development of the modern Canadian state are registered on countless paintings and postcards. Popular depictions of the landscape are telling: Canada is rich in natural beauty, abundant in resources, and open for business.

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MYC

MYC Blog Launch Event


Celebrate the launch of
Mendel Youth Council’s blog with

BLOG B.Y.O.T.

…that’s Bring Your Own T-shirt.

You will have the chance to silkscreen your shirt with a design provided by MYC artists.
All supplies — other than T-shirts — will be provided.

Saturday, May 3, 2-4 p.m. FREE
at the Mendel Art Gallery
950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon

Check out the MYC BLOG at www.mendelyouthcouncil.ca

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Podcast Feature

Mendel Podcast v6 Episode 2


In this episode we hear from Sandra Fraser, co-curator of the major retrospective David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions. We speak with David Thauberger about the development of his practice that spans four decades and hear from Laura Kinzel about the perennial favourite, School Art. Joi Arcand also reflects on her work in the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition. Music has been provided by Little Criminals.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)

Little Criminals
Nice Windbreaker, Grandma
Popeye & Olive Oil Dancing
Man Overboard


Mendel Podcast

Mendel Podcast v6 Episode 1


In this episode we speak with Rhiannon Vogl, curator of the landmark group show Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada. We hear from artist Trace Nelson about her playful solo exhibition and we preview the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition, by June J Jacobs and Gwen Klypak. Music has been provided by Minor Matter.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)
Minor Matter from the album Concept of a Knife
Livali
Walls of Love
The Storm
Bed of Mercury


Rewilding Modernity (installation view)

Mendel Podcast v5 Episode 4


The current exhibitions consider regional artmaking in an international context. In this episode we speak with Amy Fung, curator of They made a day be a day here, and Lisa Baldissera speaks about her exhibition Rewilding Modernity. We also preview the RBC Artists by Artists mentorship exhibition by Bruce Montcombroux and Cory Schewaga. Music has been provided by We Were Lovers.

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Credits (songs in order of appearance)

All songs by We Were Lovers from the album Pyramids

French Connection
Hunger for You
The Pressure
Islands


Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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