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Joe Fafard: Retailles

Joe Fafard: Retailles

Joe Fafard: Retailles
June 24-August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 7-9pm - ARTIST IN ATTENDANCE

Internationally renowned, Joe Fafard is one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Retailles offers an insight into Fafard’s exploration of the laser-cut process featuring laser-cut and welded metal sculptures along with embossed and woodcut prints. French for scraps or trimmings, “that which is cut away”, Retailles not only references the act of removing the negative from positive space to create form, but also refers to the act of recycling these “off-cuts” to create new works. Drawing features prominently in this exhibition, from the reduction of form to line in both three-dimensional and two-dimensional spaces to the Matisse-like cut-outs and the creation of recycled, sculptural collage. 

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Artist Tour + Reception: Joe Fafard and performance by Joel Fafard, award-winning roots and blues artist
Saturday, June 25, 2-5pm, drop-in - FREE
Focusing on Joe Fafard’s unique sculptural practice, this tour will be followed by refreshments and music. 

Kidz Club Art Night
Thursday, June 30, 6:30-8:30pm, 7-12 years old, $16
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Featuring hands-on art projects around the theme of animal prints with snacks and music.

In the BAG: Family Sundays
Sundays, 1-4pm, drop-in - FREE
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July 10 - Stamping Around
August 14 - Paper Embossing

Paper Embossing Workshop
Sunday, June 26, 1-4pm
Paper Cutting Workshop
Sunday, July 24
$20.00, 16 yrs+ 
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Participants experiment with different embossing techniques to construct a template and image by hand. 

No Horsing Around
$75.00, 19 yrs+, all levels
Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 2-4pm
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A week long sketching class referencing Joe Fafard’s Retailles exhibition including a field trip to horse stables at Burnaby Lake.


Organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Swift Current, in partnership with the Burnaby Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Strathcona County Art Gallery and Yukon Arts Centre. Curated by Jennifer McRorie and Kim Houghtaling.

Image Credit: Joe Fafard, Pincher Creek, powder coated laser cut steel, 2015, 62.0 x 99.1 x 5.1 cm. Photo Credit: Gary Robins