January 17 to March 22, 2015
Opens: Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m.
Talk/Tour: Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m. with Shauna McCabe, Executive Director, Textile Museum of Canada
The terror of bombs falling from the sky and landmines exploding from the earth is revealed in Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan. Through three decades of international and civil war, Afghans have borne witness to disaster by weaving unprecedented images of battle and weaponry into their rugs. This touring exhibition tells the story of the Afghan world turned upside down.
The exhibition presents dozens of fascinating, woven documents of social and cultural events in Afghanistan from the last quarter of the 20th century, highlighting the critical role that creative practice plays in a global context.
Three artists represented in the permanent collection of the Mendel Art Gallery are among recent recipients of Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards.
Saskatoon photographer Thelma Pepper received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Three of her works are included in Modern Visions, the 50th-anniversary exhibition at the Mendel. Zachari Logan, also of Saskatoon, won in the Emerging Artist category.
Heather Cline, originally from Saskatoon and now based in Regina, won in the Arts and Learning category.
Presented by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, these awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals, groups and organizations in all arts disciplines. Visit www.artsboard.sk.ca/437-features/features/2917-2014-lgaa-recipients for details on the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards and profiles of all the award winners.
Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce Herb McFaull as Chair of the Remai Modern fundraising cabinet.
McFaull is a Certified Financial Planner and President of McFaull Consulting / Manulife Securities. His community work includes having served as Chair of Royal University Hospital Foundation, co-founder of Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan, and past board member for several organizations, including the Avenue Community Centre.
A longtime resident of Saskatoon, McFaull is excited to see Remai Modern taking shape at River Landing. We thank him for his generous contributions to the new gallery.
“Remai Modern will have an immediate positive impact on all Saskatoon residents and those that visit our growing city, and it will also have an impact on our future, touching the lives, teaching the minds and influencing the perspectives of our city’s youth,” McFaull said.
Sandra Fraser, Timothy Long, Peter White, Andrew Kear, Patricia Bovey and Ted Fraser
David Thauberger, one of North America’s leading contemporary artists, is the subject of this superbly illustrated monograph. The works of the Regina artist are defined by their iconic depictions of vernacular architecture, including legion halls, churches and homes. Employing diverse media, from watercolours to prints, ceramics and stencilled paintings, Thauberger balances between industrial and handmade. Among his varied sources are popular culture, postcard imagery, folk art, and urban planning. His practice combines a keen eye for popular idioms with encyclopaedic knowledge of 20th-century art. Six original essays link the artist’s work to a range of topics, notably his relationship to the Prairies, with its material and psychological richness.