Gallery 2 is excited to present the first exhibitions of 2017 featuring two well-known artists Debra Rushfeldt from Nakusp, BC and Saskatchewan born Jason Baerg
Rushfeldt drawings are richly detailed taking “ordinary objects, that which allows us to move outside the ordinary.” Her work is deeply personal she says “The subject matter of these works belongs to my personal world, to my emotional bond with my environment, and to my awareness of the significance of my “ground” not only as physical, but as idea and emotion.” Rushfeldt will be here for the closing of her exhibition and will be giving an artist talk on April 8th, please keep watch for details.
Baerg is an indigenous curator, educator and visual artist. “Creatively, as a visual artist, he pushes new boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting and new media installation…” This exhibition entitled “Ohcistikosiwak” which means “The Spruce Tree Provides Shelter from Rain”, is part of a series called “Oskayi Askiy which means the new world in Cree…” This project is translated through, “…The sky, Animals and Land are processed through technology and are translated as flesh, fauna and playful apparatus. As working methodology, this space acts as an exploratory arena to consider solutions to the social and environmental calamities at hand…”
Curator Ted Fogg has chosen several pieces from the Permanent Collection and says “This small exhibition of selected works from our Permanent Collection is not based only on curatorial criteria. They are works that first and foremost made me pause and stop to look and question; that impacted me viscerally. Works by artists that have enriched my life experience whether by their complexity, subject matter, technical mastery, or other influences….“
Please join us for the first Opening Reception of the year on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 1-3pm
Coming Up at Gallery 2
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