Tamara Rusnak, Seeker, wood, clay, wire, 2018.
Jessica Morgun, Think of A Missing Thing (installation view), polymer clay sculptures created in response to descriptions of lost things, hand written transcripts, 2018.
August 6 - September 26, 2021
Opening Reception (by appointment) Friday, August 6 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Jessica Morgun and Tamara Rusnak
Imagined Objects brings together sculptures by artists (and friends) Jessica Morgun and Tamara Rusnak. In their respective sculptural
practices, the artists eschew the visual, favouring tactility to shape absent objects.
Morgun begins by asking people to describe a lost thing, concentrating on how it relates to the body to sculpt replacements for the missing objects. On the other hand, Rusnak creates without even the guide of a transient memory; she intuitively sculpts ingenious
tools that have never existed.
The artists’ dual aim is to arouse curiosity, imagination and attention to everyday interactions with objects in the material world.
Natures of Reality
October 7 - November 30, 2021
Artist Lisa Birke's immersive video installation, Natures of Reality, reflects upon media, meaning and mortality in chance encounters and occurrences. Media and expression through digital means are now more significant than ever during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Birke's video installations, including special effects-enhanced footage, animated content, and a catalogue of scenes enhanced with moving CGI text, fill the Art Gallery of Regina questioning and affirming how meaning is created using digital means.
A series of videos shot by the artists over several years are projected on the floor, acting as a meditative reflecting pool. These videos invite visitors to experience small and extraordinary moments: falling snow, feet in melting ice, ladybugs on a branch in the wind, a dead deer.
Another set of videos created in collaboration with community members ring the gallery. Gallery visitors are encouraged to walk from monitor to monitor as the voices start and stop speaking, piecing together a personal narrative experience.
Lisa Birke, Natures of Reality, selected stills from multi-channel video installation, 2021. Top to bottom: Lisa Birke, Lisa Birke, Dawn Thomas-Cameron (participant in story-telling and avatar creation workshops conducted by Lisa Birke with the assistance of Common Weal Community Arts).
The AGR thanks Common Weal Community Arts for facilitating co-creation of artworks between the artist and community members.
How The Sky Carries The Sun
December 2021 - February 2022 (dates TBD pending gallery renovation)
Due to COVID-19 disruptions, the Art Gallery of Regina rescheduled Boyer's solo exhibition, Where the Sky Carries the Sun, for 2022.
The Art Gallery of Regina, in partnership with AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon), offers intimate glimpses into artist Katherine Boyer's online sketchbook.
Katherine Boyer, Where the Sky Carries the Sun, 2020.
Goodie Bags at the opening reception provided by Liz's Sweet Treats and Creations.