December 5, 2018

PAIGE MORTENSEN

PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVES

JANUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 22, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 7-9PM

Sitting in a vehicle, driving across the prairies we look out and see what remains of the elevators, homesteads, barns, and farm buildings built by early settlers and reminding us of the history of this land.

It was the texture of these old wooden buildings that drew me in because texture is central to my watercolour batik process. While it was the texture that got me exploring these old buildings it is my thoughts about the people connected to them that keeps my interest. These thoughts are of my ancestors who came to this country, to those who had lived here long before that and to how different things look depending on your perspective.

As I began to pay more attention to our prairie architecture, I had many thoughts about those early settlers. How they put their heart and soul into building new lives on the prairies. How they must have struggled to build those structures and create a new life in this prairie landscape. And how today, these same homesteads are deserted, the granaries sit empty and the elevators are rapidly disappearing.

I also think about the indigenous people who were here long before the settlers came. How their lives were completely changed when these new people came to this land. How different their perspectives may be when looking at these same buildings. It is my hope that this exhibition will remind us to be curious, remembering that there are many different perspectives of this prairie architecture.

Paige Mortensen, 2018

Featured works by Paige Mortensen (2018, watercolour batik):
‘Going, Going, Gone’, 24 x 36in
‘Dotting the Prairie 3’, 18 x 36in
‘Homestead 1’, 20 x 20in
‘Repurposed’, 24 x 30in
‘Patched’, 28 x 22in

For more information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.380.5310 or via lstark@stmcollege.ca .
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm.

November 1, 2018

2018 Community Arts Program Student Exhibition

November 1 – December 14

Please join us for our opening reception on Sunday, November 18, 1-3pm as we celebrate the recent work of students from the University of Saskatchewan’s Community Arts Program. For more information on classes offered by Community Arts, please click on the following link: https://artsandscience.usask.ca/noncredit/communityart/adultclasses.php

Participating artists:

Daniel Aussant     Atrayee Basu     Alex John Bergerman     Leane Bettin
Jill Blakley     Laurie Blondeau     Bill Compton     Cecilia J. Cote
Faye Erickson     Audrey Findlay     Jodi Francoeur     Judy Francoeur
Sylvie Francoeur     Krista Heidel     Jalene Ippolito     Mary T Kane
Kim Laprairie     Janis Leia     Irene Mckinnon     Darlene MacDonald
Wendy McLeod     Bob Miller     Elisabeth Miller     Larry Mullen
Kelly Parker     Tim Parsons     Bernice Rahm     Kelsy Schumacher
Christine Popoff Todd     Carol Trumbley     Gwen Van Meter   Cynthia Wright-Fulton
Carole Zuk

 

 

 

      

      

For more information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.380.5310 or via lstark@stmcollege.ca .
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm.

August 27, 2018

ANNE BROCHU LAMBERT

IMPERMANENT / ÉPHÉMÈRE


AUGUST 27 – OCTOBER 26, 2018

RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9   1-3pm

STM Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent work by Regina artist Anne Brochu Lambert.  Anne will be in attendance for our opening reception on Sunday, September 9th from 1 – 3pm.  We hope you can join us.
Impermanent / Éphémère explores the fugitive aspects of our memories, our tendency to reconstruct and reinvent parts of an experience and the limited means we have to keep them intact overtime through various forms of documentation. Brochu Lambert incorporates found imagery, drawn from a cache of unidentified travel photographs. Many of these early photographs document various landmarks or historical monuments which are seemingly eternal but subject to transformation over time via natural elements and our interaction with them. Her subsequent transformation of these images (‘accidental collaborations’) questions the increasingly fluid boundaries of documentation and memory sorting in a digital age.

L’exposition Impermanent / Éphémère est un projet né d’une exploration des concepts de mémoire et de documentation ; cette pulsion quasi universelle à vouloir capturer des moments et lieux significatifs, d’une réflexion sur la surabondance de visuels qui est générée à cette ère technologique mais malgré tout confrontée aux limites des moyens mis à notre disposition pour préserver ces mêmes images. L’installation de la série évoque cette fragilité et la limite temporelle.

La découverte d’une riche collection de photographies de voyage, anonymes et abandonnées, réalisées en Irlande par un amateur de la Saskatchewan, a été le point de départ de cette recherche visuelle. La sélection d’images de monuments naturels ou de lieux construits par l’humain dans des temps anciens était clef pour évoquer la métamorphose imposée par le temps. Ce traditionnel motif paysagé, ces lieux personnellement vus et évocateurs d’émotions, était le prétexte idéal à transformation par le biais des supports, des techniques d’interventions mixtes, analogues et numériques. La série devient le témoignage d’une collaboration accidentelle entre deux sensibilités.
Anne Brochu Lambert, 2018

September 9th Interview with Radio-Canada:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/en-bref-ici-saskatchewan/site/segments/reportage/86337/anne-brochu-lambert?isAutoPlay=1

ANNE BROCHU LAMBERT

Biography

Anne Brochu Lambert’s artistic practice encompasses a mixed media approach, with foundations in painting, printing processes and photography. It also includes periodic incursions into installation and performance work in other disciplines.

Raised in Lévis, PQ, she’s calling Saskatchewan home since 1986. Her formal training in Fine Arts includes notably a D.E.C. from CEGEP Lévis-Lauzon, an Artist Residency in Montecastello di Vibio (Italy) in 2009, and currently a high profile mentoring project with curator-conceptual artist Serge Murphy, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts (May 2016-Aug 2018) and spear headed by the Conseil culturel fransaskois.

Brochu Lambert has participated in solo, collective and juried shows in Canada and in the State of Washington (USA) for the past 20 years. Most recently, she’s shown her works at Galerie Luz in Montreal (April-July 2018), and at AKA Artist Run Centre in Saskatoon (Nov-Dec 2017). With gallery representation since 2009, her artworks can be found in both private and public collections, including the City of Regina.

For more information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.380.5310.

Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am – 10:30pm, Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm.


Images:
Silver VIII, Series Les Éphémères, 24 x 16
Silver I, Series Les Éphémères, 16×24
Silver II, Series Les Éphémères, 24×16
Silver XIX,  Series Les Éphémères, 24×16
Mixed media techniques on inkjet giclee from vintage anonymous photograph.

June 28, 2018

Cory Chad & Denise Flaman

THE LIMITED
JULY 4 – AUGUST 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 5,  7-9pm

STM Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent work by Cory Chad and Denise Flaman, both from Prince Albert, SK. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 5th at 7pm for our opening reception.

A significant detachment from everyday life is required for exploration.  The art studio is treated like a laboratory or a confessional.  The artist goes in to experiment and wrestle with her materials, hoping to extract the truth.  Being in ones studio is not about working in a place of safety, or being assured success.  It is about being respectful towards the idea of “process” and having a willingness to develop patience for unresolved expectations.

This exhibition includes pieces from workshop experiences at the Prince Albert Arts Centre, the drawing studio at the University of Saskatchewan, and the artists’ home studios.  Although Cory and Denise work separately, their art reflects an ongoing conversation.  There is a shared appreciation for a sense of rawness, a dryness of colour, and for the subject matter to be rendered in an unusual manner.

To see,
To look,
To gather.

Even when not painting, there is an enthusiastic documentation of ideas. This does not stop.

To forget that time exists.  She’s covered in charcoal, it’s now dark and the lights are off in the rest of the house, and husbands need to be fed.  This is what happens when two minds go offline.

Cory Chad

Cory Chad was born and raised in Prince Albert, SK. She discovered her love of art in junior high school when she drew her first still life.  Throughout the past seven years, Cory has focused on drawing and painting classes at the University of Saskatchewan.  She has been fortunate to receive instruction from Alison Norlen, Graham Fowler, Allyson Glenn, Terry Billings and George Glenn.  She has also taken workshops from notable artists such as Degen Lindner, David Alexander, Grant McConnell, Iris Hauser and Kim Ennis. Acrylic is her medium of choice but Cory has also worked with oil, charcoal, ink and pastel.

Her exhibition ‘Offline’ with Denise Flaman, was held in February 2018 at the John V. Hicks Gallery in Prince Albert. She has participated with the KYLA group at the Mann Art Gallery and exhibited her work at Amy’s On Second Restaurant, The Bison Café and the John M. Cuelenaere Library. The Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert has purchased four of her works for their collection, including ‘Thin Skinned’, which was featured on the cover of their Permanent Collection 2012 Calendar.
cchad@sasktel.net

Denise Flaman

Denise Flaman lives in Prince Albert. She discovered her interest in art during her high school years in Regina, where she was raised. She has been painting for fifteen years in oil, acrylic and various drawing mediums.  She began by taking classes with Christina Thoen in Prince Albert. She has since studied drawing and painting at the University of Saskatchewan, taking courses in Prince Albert and Saskatoon. She has received instruction from George Glenn, Terry Billings, Graham Fowler, Allyson Glenn and Alison Norlen.

Her studies have led to observations of “practical life scenes” and of the use of painting and drawing materials to emphasize composition, colour and mark making.

Denise has participated in group exhibitions at the Red Door Gallery at the Bison Café, the John V. Hicks Gallery at the Prince Albert Arts Centre and the Grace Campbell Gallery at the John M. Cuelenaere Library also in Prince Albert.  In 2016, The Mann Art Gallery of Prince Albert purchased a painting for their permanent collection.
denise.flaman@flaman.com

Images:
Cory Chad, Balanced, 2018, Watersoluble pastel and India Ink on Terraskin, 9 3/4” x  13 1/2”
Denise Flaman, Move Through, 2018, Watersoluble pastel on paper, 4 5/8″ x 6”

 

May 25, 2018

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Student Art Exhibition

May 21 – June 28, 2018

Reception: Thursday, May 31st  7:00pm

A showcase of recent work by Grade 12 students from Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bishop Murray High School, Holy Cross High School and St. Joseph High School.

Jasper by Hailey Weber


Max by Drew Mewis


Self Portrait by Catherine Villaneuva


Self Portrait by Andrea Desalisa


Spaced Out by Ava Dulos


Ann Marie by Erica Clarice


Minds by Jasper Caswell


Untitled by Jenai Spizawka


Untitled by Jeremiah Shrigley


Galaxy Walk by Lauren Gulka


Untitled by Therese Mercado

Thank you to each of the students who have contributed to our
Spring 2018 exhibition:

Dana Bautista, St. Joseph High School
Sarah Brunet, St. Joseph High School
Erica Clarice, Holy Cross High School
Briannah Cook, St. Joseph High School
Andrea Desalisa, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Ava Dulos, St. Joseph High School
Laurel Ebner, Holy Cross High School
Alena Mastrengelo, Bishop Murray High School
Drew Mewis, Holy Cross High School
Jasper Caswell, Holy Cross High School
Annalise Couture, Holy Cross High School
Parker Fengstad, St. Joseph High School
Jasmine Gamboa, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Isabel Gerwing, Holy Cross High School
Lauren Gulka, St. Joseph High School
Rachel Lim, Holy Cross High School
Reyya Mag-Isa, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Therese Mercado, Bishop James Mahoney High School
Kaitlyn O’Connor, St. Joseph High School
Renilin Paras, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Cedie Salcedo, Bishop James Mahoney High School
Andrea Samelo, Bishop James Mahoney High School
José Sereda, St. Joseph High School
Jeremiah Shrigley, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Jenai Spizawka, Bishop James Mahoney High School
Madeline E. Suderman, Holy Cross High School
Kaitlyn Suru, Bishop James Mahoney High School
Hailey Weber, Holy Cross High School
Sarah Wourms, Bethlehem Catholic High School
Catherine Villaneuva, Bethlehem Catholic High School