A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled into the Sun

Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, Rhayne Vermette​

curated by Sandee Moore

The Banach–Tarski paradox in geometry proves the counter-intuitive idea that "a pea can be chopped up and reassembled into the Sun." While cutting up and reassembling a ball to increase its volume confounds basic geometric intuition, the notion that the blade is not destructive but creative is familiar magic to collage artists. 

The four artists and collectives - Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, and Rhayne Vermette - in A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled into the Sun skew norms and uncover new ways of thinking about the world generated by illogical juxtaposition. 


May 28 - July 31, 2021


online opening reception: A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled into the Sun

View the recording of the online opening reception for the exhibition A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into The Sun curated by Sandee Moore and featuring the work of artists Phomohobes (Jason Cawood and Colby Richardson), Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, and Rhayne Vermette at the Art Gallery of Regina. The artists lead viewers through a live video tour of the exhibition in conversation with Moore. 

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Members' Show & Sale

May 1 & 2 from 4-5PM

video tours on Zoom

We're excited to share the AGR's Members' Show & Sale with you over Zoom video conference. Please join us to see these artworks in context in our gallery.


May 1 4-5 PM:

May 2 4-5 PM:


Due to the extension of City of Regina facility closures, we cannot offer in-person opportunities to view the show & sale.

Spring Newsletter

Download a copy of the AGR's spring newsletter to print or read online. 

Due to ongoing scheduling changes as a result of COVID-19, this newsletter will be online only!

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Still Life Sundays

Join the Art Gallery of Regina on the last Sunday afternoon of each month for a free, drop-in still-life drawing and socializing session over Zoom video conference from 2-4 PM.

Register to receive the meeting link for the next session on Sunday, May 30

Register ONLINE or call 306-522-5940

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Ritual & Lore

Ayla Dmyterko, Blair Fornwald & Brette Gabel, Audie Murray, Marigold Santos, Zoë Schneider, Maia Stark
curated by Jess Richter

Enjoy images and ideas from Ritual & Lore: download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.

7 days/week
always free

MAIN GALLERY - A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into The Sun

Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, Rhayne Vermette


OUTSIDE THE BOX HALLWAY GALLERY - Guni Guni [Hallucination] Patrick B. Fernandez

OUTSIDE THE BOX DISPLAY CASE - Empty Bowls, Warm Hearts Regina and Area Potters Guild


Mondays - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM

Fridays - Sundays 1 - 5 PM

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Outside the Box Hallway exhibition

Guni Guni by Patrick Fernandez

Patrick Fernandez combines his earliest memories of watching his father draw maps with imagery inspired by the fabled anting-anting, a lucky charm that grants powers of extrahuman strength, good luck and protection.


May 10 - June 29, 2021

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Artist Talk: Vera Saltzman 

Award-winning photographic artist Vera Saltzman will share her unique hybrid of digital and analogue photography techniques, give viewers a glimpse into her makeshift developing lab, and talk about her unconventional path to becoming an artist.

Wednesday, April 28

7 PM

Watch recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Osse6fy5i5E


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Ruth Chambers: Tend video tour

Do you want to revisit Ruth Chambers’ exquisite and exactingly sculpted botanical ceramics in a video tour guided by the artist herself? Watch and listen to our videos from the closing reception.

FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO with discussion




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artist talk: The Artist Is In panel & discussion forum

KC Adams (Winnipeg), Carole Epp (Saskatoon) and Brenda Wolf (Regina) share their ceramics practices in conversation.

a recording of this artist's talk and discussion forum is available to view on the AGR's online talks page

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Pavilion of Shadows

Nic Wilson

Curated and essay by Wayne Baerwaldt

Read Wayne Baerwaldt's exhibition essay accompanied by Don Hall's installation photos of Nic Wilson's Pavilion of Shadows at the Art Gallery of Regina. Read online or download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.

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Outside the Box Display Case exhibition

Empty Bowls, Warm Hearts by Regina and Areas Potters Guild

The Regina and Area Potters Guild invites us to reflect upon what it means to have an empty bowl and, thus, an empty stomach. Beyond reflecting on the critical issue of hunger, local ceramics artists are raising money to address this pressing social issue through the sale of their hand-made wares. The artists will donate their proceeds from sales of ceramics in Empty Bowls, Warm Hearts to the Regina Food Bank.


May 10 - June 29, 2021

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free partnership event: 10 Nights of Gong with Stacey Bliss

Join Stacey Bliss, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance, for one night or all Ten Nights of Gong, a free partner presentation in the NBCAC courtyard.


Experience 10 Nights of Gong, Sonic Performances, and 10 Gong Research Themes.

Collaborating and improvising with local artists is one of the gong-teachings; therefore, some nights have special guests, as noted in the event schedule on Eventbrite.
Each night will begin with a brief research talk on one of 10 themes from gong research, conducted with two international gong master-teachers, Don Conreaux and Sheila Whittaker. After the research talk, enjoy a 45-minute live and improvised gong bath (sound immersion, sound meditation).

Dates: June 17 - 26

Time: 6-7 pm (times may vary by day, see Eventbrite schedule for details)

Location: Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre Courtyard


Register ONLINE


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Tend exhibition catalogue

Ruth Chambers

essay by Julia Krueger

Julia Krueger interprets ceramic artist Ruth Chambers’ artful calligraphy of stems and blossoms in her essay Tending Time. This exhibition catalogue features numorous documentation photographs by Don Hall capturing the delicacy of Chambers' solo exhibition, Tend, at the Art Gallery of Regina.

Publication free to read online or download.

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workshop: Sculpting porcelain from life with Ruth Chambers

Carefully observe and sculpt porcelain from life in this day-long, socially-distanced workshop.


10 am - 4 pm

SILT Studios (200-2275 Albert St.)

members $235 | non-members $275

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talk: Wilf Perreault virtual studio tour

Get a peek inside Wilf Perreault’s studio. Wilf will guide you through an intimate tour of his studio and creative process.

Watch the archived video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-of-Regina-228399860562366/videos/263562271878525



Visiting Safely

As of Friday, November 6, masks will be mandatory for all indoor spaces in Regina.

For more information on visiting the Art Gallery of Regina safely, please download the PDF pamphlet below.

Important Information about the

Art Gallery of Regina


The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre has COVID-19 protocols in place to keep patrons safe. When visiting, please carefully read and follow all signs. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the centre, and travel in halls is one-direction only. Masks required for all indoor spaces.



The AGR will arrange safe times to visit for those who are immunocompromised or otherwise at risk. Call us to schedule your visit during a time that the building is closed to the general public.

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