Sunday, December 1, 2019

SGCI Conference Portfolio Print

I just finished a conference portfolio print for SGCI (Southern Graphics Council International) in Puerto Rico next year. I was paired with scientist Brian Lapointe who has researched the increase in algae bloom and Sargassum around Florida and the Caribbean due to increased nutrient run off from over-fertilization on the land (from the Amazon and Mississippi basins) and from sewage. I've brought my own interest in the consequences of industrial agriculture to the table to create a five layer etching and digital print titled 'Eutrophication'. The Sargassum belt reaches an astonishing length of over 8,000km by now. An excess of Sargassum depletes the oxygen in marine habitats killing other marine species and damaging reefs. The land and the sea are connected. (Sargassum photo by Brian Lapointe).

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Mennonites and Anthropology Conference

I did a presentation at a conference at the University of Winnipeg about my work: disPOSSESSION - exploring Mennonite and Indigenous Land Usage in Paraguay through art. A lot of interesting conversations resulted from it. And as you can see, one of my images was used for the poster.

Here are a few presentation photos along with a picture of the beautiful Wesley Hall, University of Winnipeg, where the conference took place.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Student Response to My Work

Here is a student's reflection about my work at Weber State University that was shared with me. I was really touched reading this response! Thank you, Matt. (Click on image to enlarge text).

Thanks to a wonderful and interested audience, I had a great time giving an artist talk with Alison Gillmor at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe Friday night!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Article in the Winnipeg Free Press

There is an article about me and my work in the Winnipeg Free Press. Thank you Alison Gilmor! You can access the article digitally here.

I'm also doing the First Fridays ART TALK/ART WALK 'A Sense Of Place' at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café this Friday.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Perspectives in Printmaking

Here is a snap shot of the exhibition Perspectives in Printmaking - An Evolving Dynamic at the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at the Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. I hope to post more pictures soon. My two pieces on display are The Soy Field and Colonization by Cattle.

Perspectives in Printmaking

I am delighted to have been invited to show two of my large installation pieces at the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at the Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. The show opened on Sept. 13th with over 300 visitors and will remain open until November 9, 2019.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Exhibition at Victoria Beach - August 4

I will have a few of my newer Winnipeg prints as part of a group exhibition and sale on display at Victoria Beach, Manitoba, another fabulous location and summer destination to visit. The show will be up August 4, 11am - 4pm at the VB Clubhouse. 

Artist Talk - Gallery in the Park

I would like to invite you to an artist talk and closing reception at the Gallery in the Park in Altona, Manitoba on July 30, at 7:00pm. I will be talking about my motivation to create this body of work and the research that informs my work. My exhibition - along with Terry's exhibition on the upper floor - is up one more week! Please check the gallery website for opening hours. Perhaps you want to check out the Altona Sunflower Festival July 26-28 and stop by the gallery while you are there. The Gallery in the Park is well worth a visit. It's a lovely heritage building with beautiful exhibition spaces surrounded by an outdoor sculpture garden.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Feature Artist

Here is an article about my exhibition at the Gallery in the Park published in the Pembina Valley Online. Please click here to access the article.

Opening Gala at the Gallery in the Park

We had such a gorgeous spring evening for our opening at the Gallery in the Park in Altona! There were also two new sculptures unveiled in the park (see Joe Fafard's horse in the background) and I had the opportunity to give an artist talk to a great crowd. Thank you everyone for coming! I was too busy to take pictures of people inside, but here are some shots of the exhibition.

Exhibition installation

A few shots from the installation of my show at the Gallery in the Park, Altona, MB. The gallery is a lovely old heritage home converted into gallery spaces and a gorgeous outdoor sculpture garden surrounding it. Once again, it took a whole day to instal The Soy Field, but thanks to curator Susie Fisher and Terry Hildebrand for all your help and also the double axis laser level, which made the instal so much easier. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exhibition at the Gallery in the Park, Altona

I have an exhibition coming up at the beautiful Gallery in the Park, Altona, Manitoba. A selection of my body of work "disPOSSESSION" will be on display on the main floor. Terry will also be showing his work in one of the upper exhibition spaces. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend the opening on May 30, at 7:30pm.