February 21, 2017

Erin Sidloski

O Canada !
Glorious and Free
March 1 – April 28, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 7-9pm

STM Gallery is pleased to present this new series of work by Saskatoon artist Erin Sidloski. In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017,
O Canada ! Glorious and Free pays tribute to the diversity of our country and its landscape.

Images:
Alvena, Saskatchewan
Sedley, Saskatchewan
Lake Louise, Alberta
Each acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12″, 2016

It is important to know where you come from. The diversity of the Canadian landscape mirrors that of her people. It is this very diversity that makes the Canadian landscape both so beautiful and unique, and the Canadian people so forward thinking.

Aside from First Nations People, all of us are immigrants to this country. Though the past has not always been heartening, Canada’s history shows many examples of the inherent tendency of human beings to help one another. It is our responsibility to maintain the integrity of the land as a safe haven for those in need. After all, most Canadians need only look into the recent past to recognize parallels between their families and the families that are immigrating to Canada today.

Canada should be celebrated as a common ground for all people; a refuge for the diversity of thoughts, beliefs, and cultural practices.

Let this year be a celebration not only of 150 years of confederation, but 150 years of immigration, challenge, progress, reconciliation, prosperity, and continued openness.

Let us keep our land glorious and free.

Erin Sidloski

For more information on Erin’s work, please visit:
http://www.erinsidloski.com/

 

 

December 12, 2016

Lindsay Arnold

Tedium
January 5 – February 24, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday January 5, 6-8pm

STM Gallery is pleased to present this recent series of work by North Portal, SK artist Lindsay Arnold.

Tedium is a series of small-scale, detailed paintings using the humble, hand-made doily to explore aging and the role it plays in female identity and value. Tedium honours difficult experiences, acknowledges thankless repetitive labour, and questions the priority we place on perfection.

I am intrigued by issues of female identity, the myth of perfection, and perceived expectations of self.   As a wife and mother I find myself inundated with messages about what I should aspire to have, such as: the perfect house, the perfect family, the perfect ageless face.  My work is a response to the behavior and compulsions related to striving for and maintaining a faultless appearance.  I use drawing and mixed media to explore female experience from the vantage point of the white picket fence.

Domestic life provides an abundance of miscellaneous items existing only to make things look nice.  Closets and drawers overflow with pretty wallpaper, gift wrap, china plates, doilies, lace, and buttons.  I employ lovely household detritus as a foil to the ugly side of human nature, endeavoring to charm and unsettle the viewer simultaneously (L. Arnold, 2016)

To learn more about the artist and her work, please visit:  https://lindsayarnold.ca/

For gallery information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at lstark@stmcollege.ca
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm
Saturday 9:00am –  6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm

 

 

 

 

October 26, 2016

Diana Chisholm

We hope you can join us this Thursday night, December 15th from 7-9pm for the closing reception for Diana Chisholm’s reception, Stray…

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Stray
November 1 – December 15
Closing reception: Thursday December 15th 7-9pm

Chisholm’s new work is motivated by the material culture of Estevan, a once-flush oil town struggling through bust-times. Much of the evidence of this waning boom was gathered from social media sites, in this case Garage Sale Estevan, where locals offer previously enjoyed goods for sale. Chisholm’s photographic interrogation of this cultural milieu took her through Estevan’s back alleys, vacant industrial areas, and abandoned half-constructed buildings. Appropriately, she turned her own Instagram account into a record of her process.

Through this work, Chisholm attempts to unite two seemingly disparate roles: the artist and the transient worker. Many in both camps rightfully understand themselves as strays, their chosen career paths demanding of them a nomadic existence. Though all this wandering and wondering impedes the option of putting down roots, it offers a more developed understanding of place(s). This may be reward enough, for many working artists, rig workers, and the littlest hobo, “Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend / Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.”

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Images: Diana Chisholm, Untitled (Stray series), 2016

For more information,
please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.652.5310.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm
Saturday 9:00am –  6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm

September 6, 2016

Wendy Siemens

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Landscapes: Moments in Time
September 1 – October 28  
Artist’s Reception: please join us on Sunday, September 11 from 1-3pm


Local artist and educator, Siemens has brought together favored landscapes from her recent travels across the country; from sprawling prairie landscapes to the windswept shores of the east coast.

For more information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.652.5310.
Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday7:30am – 10:30pm, Saturday 9:00am –  6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Wendy Siemens_Shoal Bay,Fogo Island

Wendy Siemens_Estevan Marsh

Images:
Wendy Siemens, Ladle Cove,Acrylic on canvas,2016, 30” x 48”
Wendy Siemens, Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Acrylic on canvas,2016, 48” x 48”
Wendy Siemens, Estevan Marsh,Acrylic on canvas,2016, 30” x 48”

May 6, 2016

Saskatchewan Printmakers Association

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May 2- June 24, 2016

A showcase of recent work by members of the Saskatchewan Printmakers Association:Michelle Brownridge, Patrick Bulas, Karli Jessup, Caitlin Mullan, Jannik Plaetner, Robert Truszkowski, Monique Martin,and Michael Peterson. For more information on SPA, please visit: https://saskprintmakers.wordpress.com/

Please note our summer hours: Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm

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Michelle Brownridge,Licensed Beverage Room
Ink Jet and Stone Lithograph, 2011

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Michelle Brownridge, Bus
Ink Jet and Stone Lithograph, 2011

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Patrick Bulas,Council
Mezzotint, 2013

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Karli Jessup
Mind on my money and my money on my mind
Screen Print,2015

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Karli Jessup, Bright Ideas II
Screen Print, 2015

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Monique Martin, Never Ending, 2015
Ink on Masa Paper,Double sided linocut printed on Mobius Strips

Mullan_Do you think they will remember us
Caitlin Mullan, Do You Thing They Will Remember Us?
Screenprint and coloured pencil on paper, 2015

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Caitlin Mullan, You Can’t Take it With You
Screenprint and coloured pencil on paper,2015

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Michael Peterson, Bengough Theatre
Silkscreen, 2015

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Jannik Plaetner, Waskesiu
Archival Digital Print, 2016

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Robert Truszkowski, Gimme the Loot
U.V. cured silkscreen on paper, 2014

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Robert Truszkowski, What’s Beef ?
U.V. cured silkscreen on paper, 2014