OUTSIDE THE BOX: MEMBERS' EXHIBITIONS

The Outside the Box exhibition series is a members' only, non-curated program for Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) members to show and sell their work. 

The AGR has a long history of working with and supporting local artists and guilds since its inception as an experimental satellite project of the Norman MacKenzie Gallery in 1974. The AGR continues to value its founding mission of reaching new audiences and programming work by local and regional artists.

 

Visit the AGR office 306-522-5940 or AGR @sasktel.net for Outside the Box to purchase artworks; for information on how to take part, please see our submissions page.

Current Outside The Box Exhibitions

Hallway Gallery

Patrick B. Fernandez

Guni Guni [Hallucination]

April 2 - June 29, 2021

ARTISTS' STATEMENT

This body of work draws upon one of my earliest memories: watching my father, a cartographer, drawing maps. I often appropriated my father's pen to recreate landforms and borders described by this pen. Now, 30 years later, I have rediscovered the same youthful zeal of creation for myself, my community and, most importantly, my daughter. Once, I watched my father draw maps; now, I am a father, and my goal is to map a path to lead my daughter to a bright future. Guni Guni combines the map imagery I doodled as a child with symbols referencing folktales of the anting-anting (amulet). The fabled anting-anting is a lucky charm that grants powers of extrahuman strength, good luck and protection from the "engkanto" or elementals to its possessor. I have used gold foils to recreate the anting-anting's hypnotic beauty, enchanting the viewer with the amulet's power to bring hope and persevere through this challenging time.

Regina-based artist Patrick Fernandez, a native of Pangasinan, Philippines, is known for colourful paintings bursting with symbolism that tells stories of displacement and adaptation from a personal perspective. Fernandez builds up ornate surfaces through numerous layers of paint, juxtaposing elements and symbolic references to Philippine folklore, customs, traditions and idioms to create organized chaos. Fernandez has an extensive exhibition history in the Philippines, across Asia and in Regina, including solo exhibitions at Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo City, Philippines and The Woods Art Space, Regina. Fernandez contributes to Regina's artistic community; he currently sits on the AGR's volunteer Board of Directors for the Art Gallery of Regina and is a co-Director at the Woods Art Space.

Display Case

The Regina and Area Potters Guild

Empty Bowls, Warm Hearts

April 1 – June 29, 2021

ARTISTS' STATEMENT

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.

The Regina and Area Potters Guild was formed in 1987 to foster, promote and facilitate the art and craft of pottery. The guild is a non-profit organization. Its main objective is to provide fellowship and educational opportunities through classes and workshops. Members are professional, hobby and student potters. Some have received provincial and national recognition. Our guild sponsors workshops featuring local, national and international potters. These potters contribute to the growth and development of our membership. We offer fellowship, mentorship and welcome new members.

Upcoming Outside the Box exhibition programming

April 2 - June 29, 2021 

Hallway 

Patrick Fernandez: Guni Guni [Hallucination]

April 1 - June 29, 2021 

Display Case

Regina & Area Potters' Guild: Empty Bowls, Warm Hearts

July, 2021 

Hallway 

Brushworks' Art Guild of Regina

Display Case
Brushworks' Art Guild of Regina

August - September, 2021 

Hallway  

Gerri Ann Siwek

Display Case

Michael Gronnerud

OUTSIDE THE BOX EXHIBITIONS ARE SPONSORED BY TERRIE DUNAND RE/MAX

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