Toronto sculptor Kim Adams was one of six artists awarded the 2014 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts March 4, 2014. Adams is known for his large-scale and miniature sculptural assemblages that are often charged with social commentary. He received the Gershon Ishkowitz Prize in 2012 and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2013.
Adams’ monumental sculpture, Love Birds, was generously donated by BMO Financial Group to the Mendel Art Gallery in 2013. It was displayed at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum from
April 12 through September 2, 2013.
For more about Adams and the other award winners, including Jayce Salloum, whose solo exhibition opened at the Mendel in 2011, see this link.
Be inspired by an amazing contemporary drawing exhibition from the National Gallery of Canada!
• For ages 18–108
• Take advantage of the Gallery’s many fine resources.
• Enjoy learning from professional artists in a comfortable and inspiring environment—a fun studio space in which to work, great contemporary drawings on exhibit, interesting plants in the conservatory, and an impressive riverbank location for outdoor activities (weather permitting).
• Demonstrations, warm-ups, sustained projects, critical viewing activities, and supportive feedback.
• Small group size.
• Beginners welcome; challenging for seasoned artists, too!
To register: Call Troy 306-975-8487, email@example.com, daytime, Monday to Friday.
Mendel members receive a 10% discount.
Drawing: Landscape, Still Life, Abstract, and Figure
Mondays, February 24–March 31 (6 weeks), 6:45 to 9 p.m.
$250 plus GST (10% for members)
Gallery provides some materials.*
Instructor: Kelly Van Damme
Figure Drawing Boot Camp
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$150 plus GST (10% for members)
Bring a bag lunch. Gallery provides all art materials.
Instructor: Robin Adair
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.
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.
Credits (songs in order of appearance)
All songs by We Were Lovers from the album Pyramids
Hunger for You