June 16, 2024
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Five art gallery exhibitions on view in Saskatoon in June

Art featured around Saskatoon this month includes works by new and experienced Saskatchewan and Canadian artists in a variety of media.

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Saskatoon art galleries showcase a variety of artworks from local and international artists. In June, explore works in paint, sculpture, audio, video, performance, linocuts and multimedia.

Here are five galleries with shows running this month:


Greg Yuel Gallery
askî (Earth) Weaving by Arnolda Dufour Bowes Photo by Wanuskewin Galleries /Supplied photo

Apples & Train Tracks is the first exhibition by Saskatoon author Arnolda Dufour Bowes, running in Wanuskewin Heritage Park’s Greg Yuel Gallery through June 24.

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In an immersive, sensory installation, the exhibition explores the history of the Road Allowance Métis and their forced resettlement by the Saskatchewan government in the 1940s.

Artwork created from reclaimed pieces of Bowes’s father’s home are displayed along with original compositions and poetry, audio recordings and a video reel.

“Apples & Train Tracks is a unique sensory installation that immerses the viewer in the experience of the Road Allowance Métis. Incorporating original artwork by the artist’s sister Andrea Haughlan and poetry by Dufour Bowes, and reclaimed pieces of the home their father lived in, viewers will be able to better appreciate these spaces of resilience and the importance of preserving stories through art,” said curator Olivia Kristoff.

The Greg Yuel Gallery is located at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Information is available at wanuskewin.com.


The Gallery/Art Placement Inc.
Wood Fetcher III by Paul Sisetski Photo by The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. /Supplied photo

Consider the Considering When All Things Have Been Considered by Paul Sisetski is on display at The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. through June 29.

The exhibition features some of the Saskatoon-based artist’s past and recent paintings and sculptures. His works follow expressionist traditions of exaggerated colour and twisting form to create visceral and emotional imagery.

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“Gilded cages are still cages. The work speaks volumes and is always open to interpretation. A little nudging and five years later here we are,” Sisetski said.

“This is a retrospective show of Paul Sisetski’s artworks. Paul specifically uses caricatures, word play and puzzles to get a message across. His use of a message in his art is very important to Paul and can be seen in his works throughout his artist career,” added Lloyd G Danku, art dealer/art agent at Accent On.

The Gallery/Art Placement Inc. is located at 238 Third Avenue South. Information is available at artplacement.com.


Kenderdine Art Gallery
A video still from The Splits by Allison Hrabluik. Photo by Allison Hrabluik /Supplied photo

A blend of documentary and fiction, The Splits by Canadian artist Allison Hrabluik runs at Kenderdine Art Gallery through Aug. 30, curated by Leah Taylor.

An abstract storytelling form is created in this video installation through the manipulation of video clips of performances from tap dancers, gymnasts, skippers and other body artists.

“Visitors to the Kenderdine Art Gallery can expect a highly-focused viewing of Hrabluik’s short film The Splits. Set against the backdrop of a community centre — a staging which many will find familiar — the film’s assortment of skilled hobbyists and craftspeople turn our attentions to moments of joy, expression and reprieve. Their activities hold immense criticality in the face of accelerated modes of production and consumption,” co-ordinating curator Cole Thompson said.

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Kenderdine Art Gallery is located in the U of S Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Pl. A free, public artist talk is held June 12, 12:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Information is available at artsandscience.usask.ca/galleries.


Marquee Gallery
An installation view of How Not to Be Seen shows, from left, works by Ruth Buchanan, Hito Steyerl, Nick Cave and David Garneau. Photo by Carey Shaw /Supplied photo

How Not to be Seen, a collective exhibition exploring the idea of invisibility in this digital age, is on display at Remai Modern’s Marquee Gallery through Sept. 8.

Artists from Canada and abroad use a range of approaches and media to create spaces of shelter, protection and community, while interrupting the expectation that art makes things visible.

“The artists in this exhibition use abstraction, opacity and withdrawal to create works that communicate ideas of protecting oneself during these hyper-visible times. Although How Not to Be Seen is an exploration of potential of strategic invisibility, it is also a visually captivating exhibition that draws us into consideration of these issues through works that are alluring in form, concept and the ways in which they interact with each other,” co-curators Aileen Burns, Johan Lundh and Michelle Jacques said.

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Remai Modern’s Marquee Gallery is located at 102 Spadina Crescent East. Information is available at remaimodern.org.


Pcasso Gallery
An installation view of Life in Print: William Kentridge and Pablo Picasso. Photo by Carey Shaw /Supplied photo

Life in Print, featuring works by William Kentridge and Pablo Picasso, runs in Remai Modern’s Picasso Gallery through Dec. 29.

The exhibition highlights parallels between the two prolific and innovative artists, including their approaches to artmaking, their work with a range of mediums and their abilities to collaborate and experiment with linocuts.

“We are thrilled to present the Universal Archive, a large suite of prints by South African artist William Kentridge, alongside selections from Remai Modern’s extensive collection of Pablo Picasso linocuts. Together with the companion exhibition Live Editions: Jillian Ross Print on view in the Connect Gallery until Aug. 11, this exhibition offers great insight into the potential of collaborative printmaking,” said co-curators Bevin Bradley and Michelle Jacques.

Remai Modern’s Picasso Gallery is located at 102 Spadina Crescent East. Information is available at remaimodern.org.

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