‘i’ve got a splitting headache’ (2008)
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i’m taking part in a group show titled ‘flatlanders – saskatchewan artists on the horizon‘ opening this week at the mendel art gallery here in saskatoon. the show is curated by dan ring and the new assistant curator, jen budney. 18 emerging artists were chosen from the province of saskatchewan, exhibiting a wide range of media including ceramics, video, printmaking, photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation. you can read more about the show on the mendel gallery’s current exhibitions page.
i’m showing seven new drawings, all featuring wooden heads. none of my work for the show has appeared online yet. i’ll be putting images on my blog over the next few days.
two of the artists are japanese — kiyoko-san and me. kiyoko-san does very beautiful abstract paintings and i draw bleeding heads or breeding heads. i think it’s cool we immigrants are part of this exhibit.
the opening reception for the ‘flatlanders’ show is tonight, from 8 pm until 12am. i’ll be there, at least for the early hours (before i have to take elijah home for bed). if you’re around in saskatoon tonight, please come and check out the show and chat with me :)
i’ll also be taking part in a panel discussion with the other artists in the show saturday at 2pm. if you’re interested in listening to my nonsense talk, please come.
the show runs until january 4th.
Saskatchewan Artists on the Horizon
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 26 at 8pm
ARTIST SALON: Saturday, September 27 at 2pm
Mendel Art Gallery
950 Spadina Crescent East
9 am to 9 pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
December 24 (Christmas Eve) 9 am to 5 pm
December 31 (New Year’s Eve) 9 am to 5 pm