An exhibition of contemporary art from across the prairies
Spanning five years and over four hundred posts later, the founder and author of Prairie Artsters has organized a pan-prairie exhibition of contemporary artists. Featuring a line up of Amalie Atkins (Saskatoon, SK), Heather Benning (Rural Saskatchewan/Nokomis, SK), Jennifer Bowes (Grande Prairie, AB/Dawson Creek, BC), Tammi Campbell (Saskatoon, SK), Brenda Draney (Edmonton/Slave Lake, AB), Sarah Anne Johnson (Winnipeg, MB), Wednesday Lupypciw (Calgary, AB), Maria Madacky (Coaldale, AB), Mary-Anne McTrowe (Lethbridge, AB), Divya Mehra (Winnipeg, MB), Jennifer Stillwell (Winnipeg, MB/Victoria, BC), and Leesa Streifler (Regina, SK), They Made A Day Be A Day Here focuses on new works that explore the shifting identities of artists living and working in the Canadian prairies.
The artists in this exhibition are largely born after 1970 and focus has been given to the wry reflections of invisibility in artistic labour production. The works assembled together for They Made A Day Be A Day Here are addressing issues of time, labour, place, and identity through mediating histories of lineages and methodologies from craft to Modernism.
A catalogue with essays by Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Anthea Black & Nicole Burisch, and Joan Borsa with artist portraits by Amy Fung will be available summer 2013. More information to come on how to get a copy near you.
MEDIA CONTACT: For more information, please contact Amy Fung, amyfung [at] fastmail [dot] fm