August 27, 2018
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:
ANNE BROCHU LAMBERT
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
March 29, 2018
MARCH 26 – MAY 16, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 7-9pm
STM Gallery is pleased to present this group exhibition of recent work
by the artists of Sherbrooke Community Centre.
The Sherbrooke Art Studio believes that all people have the ability to create. At Sherbrooke Community Centre, Elders and Community Day Program (CDP) participants have the opportunity to pursue a range of creative endeavors by spending quality time in the Art Studio. Artists are provided with a shared studio space, quality art supplies, and professional opportunities to exhibit their work.
A participant does not need prior art making experience to access the studio, but rather an interest in the creative process. The studio provides an encouraging and supportive environment for people with a range of skills and abilities. Studio artists are encouraged to explore a wide variety of media. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and fabric art are included to meet the needs, choices and preferences of each artist.
The Art Studio provides opportunities for artists at Sherbrooke – whether beginners or experienced practitioners – to express themselves, to give back to their community, and to engage fully in life, creating an environment for experimentation and self-expression. An Artist-in-Residence, as well as, visiting artists, student volunteers from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and the community facilitate the Art Studio. Most recently, grade 6 students from the Igen (Intergenerational) program with the Saskatoon Public School District, work with artists through their art club.
Our philosophy does not include teaching art classes but in facilitating the creative process through self-discovery and self-exploration. The artists in the studio find a new voice and this new voice empowers them.
The range of participants is diverse; there are experienced artists with their Masters of Fine Arts Degrees, self-taught artists, and people who have never made art before. It is common that experienced artists are relearning and adapting to the process as reduced and restricted mobility and cognitive challenges present them with new challenges. With perseverance and dedication these challenges grow into strengths. Our current studio artists range in age from 25 to 96 years old.
Five days a week, we play, make a mess, and encourage each other. The Eden Alternative states that one of the fundamental principles of care is that we must recognize, appreciate and promote each Elder’s capacity for growth. Studio artists are encouraged to push their limits and expectations while working on purposeful and creative activities.
At Sherbrooke, art is a means of challenging and transforming assumptions about age, disability, illness, and mental health. The artwork provokes fresh perspectives for the personal vision and artistic ability of artists living in long term care.
Sherbrooke Art Studio
“The art studio provides me the freedom to express myself in ways I cannot otherwise.” – Kelly MacDougall
“I’ve never painted anything in my life and now I love it. I can’t stop. I would come and paint everyday if I could. It’s what I look forward to. I just love it.” – Inez Moorcraft
“I didn’t have a place where I could do art before Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke is the best. I was in another home before Sherbrooke and there was nothing going on and I was so bored, and I should have found a way to do things myself but I wasn’t in any place to do anything. I find art a way to say what I have so much trouble putting together into words.” – Jeanne Nichol
“The art room relaxes me and shows me how good I can be at something, like art.” – Dave Harder
“I never thought I’d be here. I’m a farmer, hockey player and here I am in an art studio, and it’s great. I’m having fun.” – Ken Udell
“I just, I think I got talent. It’s my way of getting it out there. When people talk it don’t carry so far. When you make a piece of art, it lingers, you know? Making art is my way of saying, I’ve been here and deal with it. And you know, I’ve been doing this a long time. It began as a necessity. When I was young, no one understood me, so if I wanted something, I would draw it. And from there, you know, that’s my way of dealing with my world around me. And I don’t have to talk. And I know I don’t have to bore people, I just paint and draw. It’s become a necessity again because I have to prove myself all over again- because of my insecurities. That’s always right out there. And some people like it some don’t, I don’t care.” – Paul Sisetski
I found a way of dealing with everything and a way of showing my interest and my sense of humor. And to go back to dark places too. One door closes and another one opens. And that’s not up to me. Ideas for art wake me up at night and give me a reason to get up in the morning. I wish it were different, but its not.” – Paul Sisetski
Inez Moorcraft, ‘Mountain Bluebird’, 2018, acrylic on canvas.
Jack Coggins, ‘Blood Moon’, 2017, acrylic on canvas.
Joanne Fleming, ‘Poppies at Sunset’, 2016, acrylic on canvas.
Dave Harder, ‘Dragonball Z: Android 17’, 2017, acrylic on paper.
Ken Udell, ‘Simmental Cattle in Saskatchewan’, 2018, acrylic on canvas.
Judy Buckley, ‘Old Prairie Fence’, 2018, acrylic on wood.
Paul Sisetski, ‘Island of the Damned Series: Don’t Piss off the Bird of Paradise’, 2018, acrylic on canvas.
January 10, 2018
D I S P L A C E D
January 22 – March 23, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm
STM Gallery is pleased to present this recent series of paintings by Saskatoon artist Karen Pask – Thompson. ‘Displaced’ focuses on the complex nature and legacy of displacement faced by both humans and animals in light of political, environmental and social changes.
Free to Roam, 2017,
Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 36x 48 in
Oil on canvas, 24 x 48 in
A Break in the Circle, 2017,
Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in
Looking For Space, 2018,
Acrylic and Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in
Standing Out, 2018,
Oil, Acrylic,Leaf, Collage on canvas, 48 x 30 in