Material Girls | Opening Reception
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, Tricia Middleton, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, Marie Watt
Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek and Wendy Peart
Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
September 14 to December 30, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, September 14, 7 pm
Remarks and exhibition tour with Jennifer Matotek, 8 pm
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 standard conventions of the austere white cube.
Material Girls is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries. Exhibition tour is supported by Culture on the Go.
Image: Karin Bubaš, Ice Covered Marsh and Neapolitan Clouds, 2011, archival pigment print. Collection of Monte Clark Gallery.
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