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Aggregate
Sep
14
to Nov 16

Aggregate

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Reception and Artist Talk, Friday, September 13 from 7 to 9 pm

Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present Aggregate — an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by New Brunswick artist Darren Emenau.

Emenau’s ceramics reflect the natural and industrial landscapes of New Brunswick. By experimenting with clay and glaze in unconventional ways, Emenau creates forms which simultaneously convey a contemporary and ageless feel. 

Emenau refers to himself as a ‘serial tinkerer,’ experimenting for 20 years with techniques and finishes. Using imported materials and local materials (such as locally dug clay, potash, silica, shale, and granite) in his process, Emenau’s works are remarkable for their saturated colour and lush textural surfaces.

Unpredictability matched with a technical and thoughtful process of making has led to numerous international awards. This is a ceramic exhibition not to be missed.

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Other Artifacts
Jul
13
to Sep 7

Other Artifacts

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Reception and Artist Talk with Michael Flaherty: Saturday, July 13, 2 – 5 pm

Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present Other Artifacts — an exhibition of fine craft from Newfoundland artists Michael Flaherty, Susan Furneaux, and Philippa Jones.

In this exhibition, Flaherty, Furneaux, and Jones create mythical worlds with fine craft techniques and materials.

Furneaux tells stories with hand-made dolls, inspired by natural history, folklore, and the Newfoundland landscape using natural dye and historic stitching techniques.

Flaherty, working primarily in ceramics, integrates geometric historical ceramic decoration with the functional element of bicycle tires. Like craft, bicycling is, for Flaherty, “rooted in self-sufficiency, ethical awareness, and resistance to the mainstream.”

As a multi-media fine craft artist, Jones’ diverse art practice combines printmaking, interactive installations, and pen and ink. Central to Jones’ work is the exploration of constructed realities and active myth making, seeking to celebrate inquisitiveness and imagination.

As the Crow Flies by Susan Furneaux

As the Crow Flies by Susan Furneaux

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The Narrative Dish II
Mar
9
to Apr 27

The Narrative Dish II

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Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, March 16, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

An exhibition exploring contemporary approaches to illustrative narratives on the ceramic surface, featuring work by emerging and established artists Carole Epp (SK), Lindsay Montgomery (ON), Japneet Kaur (ON), Brenda Watt (SK), Marney McDiarmid (ON), and Shaun Mallonga (BC).

Lindsay Montgomery, “The Company of Wolves Charger”

Lindsay Montgomery, “The Company of Wolves Charger”

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Kye-Yeon Son: Innatus Forma
Aug
30
to Oct 27

Kye-Yeon Son: Innatus Forma

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Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, August 30, 7 – 9 pm

This body of work by Saidye Bronfman Award winner Kye-Yeon Son strikes a fine aesthetic balance between Korean subtlety and North American expressionism. Vessels and brooches made from fine steel wire meticulously welded together create forms and volumes inspired by the Nova Scotia landscape. Movement through direction, space, volume, and texture is mastered in Son's work, both sculptural and wearable.

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Curio
Jun
30
to Aug 21

Curio

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Reception: Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present “Curio” — an exhibition of works from the private collections of Saskatchewan art collectors who have experienced the exciting energy of the longstanding Emma International Collaboration Auctions!

Every two years, artists from across the globe come to Emma to share in an experience of raw creation and open possibility. Artists at various stages of their careers are challenged to step outside their usual art practice, to explore medium, technique and subject matter through hands-on collaboration and exciting creative exchange. The result is intriguing one-of-a-kind pieces created by artists who may otherwise never work together. The very best pieces are then presented for auction on-site and in Saskatoon.

The exhibition “Curio” is a window into both the compelling world of art collection, as well as a tribute to past Emma collaborations and the many voices who have contributed to art and culture in Saskatchewan. Works featured in this exhibition include woodworking, blacksmithing, jewellery making, ceramics, furniture, printmaking, glass casting, and many other techniques and media. “Curio” was curated by SCC Exhibitions and Education Coordinators Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark.

Collaboration artworks are a time capsule of the enduring energy of Emma. They represent decades of community and creativity, and hold within them stories of the relationships fostered at this valuable and unique artistic experience.

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Grandfather's Teaching of the Meadow Lark: Claude Morin
May
19
to Jun 23

Grandfather's Teaching of the Meadow Lark: Claude Morin

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Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 2 pm

Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7 – 9 pm

Claude Morin’s fondest memories of his maternal grandfather are of being together on the land, a farm on the outskirts of French settlement Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Morin has vivid memories of meadow larks, considered a messenger by Morin’s Fransaskois ancestors. From these roots a love of nature grew to a love for science and then art. Morin’s medium of choice, clay, is due to the natural relationship between clay and the earth – the material comes from the earth and is changed through water, air, and fire, representing earth’s ancestral beginnings.

This exhibition tells the story of memories and current perspectives, as well as Morin’s desire to explore his own interconnection with nature. This spiritually focused exhibition is the result of Morin’s process towards making and relationships with others: rather than attempt to force the material to behave, Morin’s approach is to allow the contribution of changes, accidents, and natural expressions that occur. Morin states, “Gestures and accidents contribute to [the] composition. I must finally abandon the art to the caprices of fire. When the kiln is opened, the pieces slowly and subtly reveal their essence.” Morin feels this process allows the essence of the work and of the clay to reveal itself. In his art practice Morin desires to further understand his connection to nature and others.

Photography bu Derek Sandbeck

Photography bu Derek Sandbeck

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