The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery presents: There’s More Than One Way

The University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery presents:

There’s More Than One Way
[An overview of collective art making practices in Winnipeg, 1968 – NOW]
November 5, 2016 – December 2, 2016
Curated by Kegan McFadden


The School of Art Gallery hosted the opening on Saturday, November 5.

There’s More Than One Way is produced in conjunction with the Twentieth Anniversary of the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art and the related symposium, The Winnipeg Effect. The exhibition acts as an overview of collective art practices in Winnipeg. Through a mix of artwork, documentation, and ephemera, this exhibition shows the various approaches to art making beyond the singular artist. Divided into identifiable camps: those who come together to produce a work under a singular entity (General Idea), those collectives comprised of individual artists to get together to get stuff done (Average Good Looks, The Ephemerals), those who banded together, briefly, to make just one piece before going their separate ways (Fish Brides Collective, Who Are the 500), and finally those who just love(d) making work together (Royal Art Lodge, The Abzurbs, Places for Peanuts) … this show casts a wide net with the hopes of pointing to various approaches to the question of collective art making in Winnipeg over the last fifty years.

About the curator: Kegan McFadden’s projects, which take the shape of publications, exhibitions, performances, and artworks, embody a theory of thinking through history. He animates his archival research with an emphasis on the anecdotal, and is particularly interested in locating networks of activity that have gone unacknowledged.

Featured collectives
• General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal)
• Mondo Trasho (Suzanne Gillies, Doug Sigurdson, Al Poruchnyk, Jon Tupper)
• Who Are the 500 (Doug Melnyk, Larry Glawson, Maggie Nagle)
• Average Good Looks (Sheila Spence, Noreen Stevens)
• Fish Brides Collective (Jeanne Randolph, Sigrid Dahle, Diana Thorneycroft, Di Brandt)
• Royal Art Lodge (Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Hollie Dzama, Neil Farber, Drue Langlois, Myles Langlois, Jonathan Pylypchuk, Adrian Williams)
• The Abzurbs (Dominique Rey, Cliff Eyland and Tannis Kohut, the group quickly grew to include artists and musicians William Eakin, Ryan Ahoff, Lancelot Coar, Amanda Ing, Vanessa Rigaux, Craig Love, Florian Lassnig)
• Pinhole Artist Collective (Sarah Crawley, William Eakin, lori fontaine, Beth Johnson, Jen Loewen, Merrell-Ann Phare, Bonnie Tulloch)
• Places for Peanuts (Toby Gillies, Josh Ruth, Ben Clarkson, Janessa Brunet, Evin Collis, Claire Childs, Scott Leroux, Elise Nadeau, Ted Barker, Steve Basham, Tea Radic)
• The Ephemerals (Jamie Isaac, Niki Little, Jenny Western)

Exhibition tour
4:00pm, December 1, 2016

Learn more about this exhibition here:

For more information:
Donna Jones

School of Art Gallery
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

Monday – Friday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Admission is Free.

Parking: ARTlab is located on Dafoe Road next door to Tache Hall and Drake Centre. Find nearby parking by following this link:

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