Dunlop Gallery – Winter Events – Regina

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Morehshin Allahyari, Like Pearls, 2014, web-based artwork,http://likepearls.com/. Image courtesy of the artist.
Central Gallery 

Material Girls
Morehshin Allahyari, Jaime Angelopoulos, Christi Belcourt, Katherine Boyer, Karin Bubaš, Andrea Carlson, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Alex Cu Unjieng, Raphaëlle de Groot, Abigail DeVille, Soheila Esfahani, Ran Hwang, Sarah Anne Johnson, Felice Koenig, Deirdre Logue, Rachel Ludlow, Jodie Mack, Amy Malbeuf, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, and Marie Watt

Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

January 30 – April 5, 2015

Raphaëlle de Groot Artist Talk: Friday, January 30, 6:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre
Opening Reception: Friday, January 30, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery

Material Girls is about women taking up space. This large-scale group exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career, and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Uniting these works is an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminized body, gendered space, and capitalist desire. Sumptuous, decorative, and visually overwhelming, the exhibition space becomes a horror vacui, a jubilant and visceral counterpoint to the modernist-derived and ideologically-constructed convention of the austere white cube.

Central Mediatheque

Jodie Mack: Persian Pickles
Part of Material Girls, curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

January 19 – April 4, 2015

Sherwood Gallery

Tricia Middleton: Joy is just melancholy with a really strong sense of purpose
Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

February 14 – April 22, 2015

Art for Lunch Artist Talk: Friday, February 6, 12:00 pm, University of Regina, RC 050
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 14, 1:00 pm, Sherwood Village Meeting Room
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 14, 2:00 pm, Sherwood Gallery

Joy is just melancholy with a really strong sense of purpose is an immersive installation by Montreal-based artist Tricia Middleton. Middleton’s practice is motivated by the entropy and decline of all material goods, and her environments are as fantastical, glistening, and seductive as they are horrific. An uneasy marriage of materials and process, Middleton’s practice incorporates castoffs and debris from consumer culture, organic elements, byproducts from studio production, and utilitarian building and craft supplies like paint, fabric, wax, and plastic sheeting, all grafted together in precarious, playful ways that mimic natural processes of growth, accumulation and decay.

In Situ 

Jess Dobkin: Flowers and Dirty Plotz 
Curated by Gary Varro, Artistic Director, Queer City Cinema
Co-presented by Dunlop Art Gallery and Queer City Cinema’s Performatorium 2015

Performances: Thursday, January 22, doors 7:30 pm, performances 8:00 pm, Neutral Ground, #203 – 1856 Scarth Street
Art for Lunch Artist Talk: Friday, January 23, 12:00 pm, University of Regina, RC 050

Performances are for adult audiences only.

Queer City Cinema presents its annual Performatorium: Festival of Queer Performance, from January 22-24. Entitled Making It, Difficult, Performatorium 2015 features performances by Ron Athey, Jess Dobkin, Kris Grey, Homo Monstrous, Anya Liftig, and Martin O’Brien, and focuses on work that is challenging and difficult to perform and watch. Dunlop Art Gallery is pleased to co-present the work of Toronto-based artist Jess Dobkin, who will be performing two works: Flowers, a short performance film re-imagining Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond’s hit duet “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and Dirty Plotz, a transgressive performance of queer people, places and things.

For ticket information and more information on other Performatorium events, please visit www.queercitycinema.ca.

Amy Malbeuf: Portals 
Part of Material Girls, curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

Performance: Saturday, January 31, 3:00 pm, RPL Central, Corner of 12th Avenue and Smith Street
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 31, 3:30 pm, RPL Film Theatre

Event
Publication Launch & Bad Art Night
Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm, Central Gallery

Join us for food, drinks, dancing, and informal drawing and colouring sessions at the launch party for Dunlop Art Gallery’s newest publications: Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange, and Green,Tragedy Plus Time, and Material Girls, as well as the Bill Burns biography, Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us, published by YYZBOOKS with support from Dunlop Art Gallery and Rodman Hall Art Centre.

These four titles, co-published with Black Dog Publishing, celebrate some of Dunlop Art Gallery’s highest-attended and most critically-acclaimed exhibitions of 2014-15. Black Dog Publishing Limited London specializes in beautifully-produced, illustrated books that represent a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture. Dunlop has been thrilled to partner with Black Dog to produce these exciting new publications, filled with full-colour illustrations, critical essays, and commissioned artist projects.

Contributing authors: Dan Adler, Jan Allen, Mark Cheetham, Michael Davidge, Blair Fornwald, Dagmara Genda, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

Artist projects: Bill Burns, Thirza Cuthand, Alison S.M. Kobayashi, Tricia Middleton, Walter Scott, and Joy Walker.

To order a copy of any of these titles, please drop by Central Gallery, visit www.dunlopartgallery.org, or call 306-777-6040.

Artist Talks

Jess Dobkin
Friday, January 23, 12:00 pm, Art For Lunch, University of Regina, RC 050

Raphaëlle de Groot
Friday, January 30, 6:00 pm, RPL Film Theatre

Amy Malbeuf
Saturday, January 31, 3:30 pm, RPL Film Theatre

Tricia Middleton
Friday, February 6, 12:00 pm, Art For Lunch, University of Regina, RC 050
Saturday, February 14, 1:00 pm, Sherwood Village Meeting Room

Central Gallery and Mediatheque
2311 – 12th Avenue, Regina, SK

Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed statutory holidays

Sherwood Gallery 
6121 Rochdale Boulevard, Regina, SK

Monday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed statutory holidays

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For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator
306.777.6045
jmatotek@reginalibrary.ca

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