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COLLEGE ART GALLERY 1 PAST EXHIBITIONS

MICAH LEXIER, ME & THEM

Sep 14 - Nov 30, 2007
An exhibition of Sculptures by micah Lexier and an exhibition curated by Micah Lexier including the work of Eric Cameron,

"Me & Them is two exhibitions. Me is a group of sculptures whose subject is my age, in years, at the time I made each work; Them is a collection of artworks I have loved over the years, made by some of my favorite artist. From 1998 to 2003 I produced at least one work each year based on my age, and for Me I have brought together eight works spanning the entire period. Previous to that point I had been making artwork based on the ratio of my life lived to my life-to-come, but in 1998 I shifted away from the life-expectancy aspect: I made the sculpture Two Equal Piles of 37 ,which was the first work to be based solely on my life lived. This work was followed by a large series of aggregate works that have incorporated coins, ceramic bricks, wood balls, waterjet-cut aluminum, intaglio prints, cardboard boxes, cast silver and even a dance performance.

For Them I made my choices very intuitively, thinking about works that have inspired me, works that have haunted me and works that I wish I had made. Only after I had put the list together didx I realize just how tight the connections were. It is as if I had curated the show to illustrate the relationships among concepts of quality, increment and repetition. There are many artists and artworks that I love and admire which are not in Them ,but there were particular works that sprang to mind when I was contemplating a conversation with my own work. "


100 YEARS OF COLLECTING

May 21, 2007 - Sep 2, 2009
Co-Curators Kent Archer

The exhibition 100 Years of Collecting highlights selected work from the University of Saskatchewan Art Collection in celebration of the institution's centennial year. The University of Saskatchewan Art Collection was initiated by the University's first president, Dr. W.C. Murray, with the acquisition of a number of important historical pieces. Dr. Murray's vision recognized the integral place of visual culture within the University's teaching and research mandate. The Art Collection has continued develop and plays an important role as a resource for academic activities across many disciplines. This three-part exhibition highlights examples of historical and contemporary pieces from the collection, which now holds nearly 4700 artworks. All three of the University Art Collection Galleries: Kenderdine Art Gallery and two College Building Galleries will be dedicated to this celebration of the University of Saskatchewan centenary.


100 YEARS OF COLLECTING

Apr 23 - Jun 15, 2007
Curator Kent Archer 

 

The exhibition 100 Years of Collecting highlights selected work from the University of Saskatchewan Art Collection in celebration of the institution's centennial year. The University of Saskatchewan Art Collection was initiated by the University's first president, Dr. W.C. Murray, with the acquisition of a number of important historical pieces. Dr. Murray's vision recognized the integral place of visual culture within the University's teaching and research mandate. 

 

The Art Collection has continued develop and plays an important role as a resource for academic activities across many disciplines. This three-part exhibition highlights examples of historical and contemporary pieces from the collection, which now holds nearly 4700 artworks. 

 

All three of the University Art Collection Galleries: Kenderdine Art Gallery and two College Building Galleries will be dedicated to this celebration of the University of Saskatchewan centenary.

 


EUAN MACDONALD, TWO PLACES AT ONCE

Feb 16 - May 11, 2007

Euan Macdonald's conceptual works all share profundity in brevity. Focusing on found or poignantly staged situations, Macdonald's work mines the depths that can appear in the most casual of moments. In his many videos very little action takes place, precisely to heighten the emotional and psychological content, and to allow the passage of time to become a significant subject. Opening up to the psychological temporality within which we are caught in the everyday to an experientially vaster duiration, Euan's work loosens the hold of calendar and clock, and warps our sense of time toward intimations of eternity in ways that are grounded in slepticism rather than faith.