February 5 - April 11, 2021

Ruth Chambers

Closing ReceptionApril 9 from 7–9 PM

Ruth Chambers' solo exhibition, Tend, draws upon the elegiac traditions of floral still-life painting and systematic enumeration of plants by unsung botanical illustrators. Chambers pinches, plucks and pulls exquisitely detailed, life-sized flowers from lightly tinted porcelain clay. She faithfully observes and renders each bulb and geophyte plant from life – sometimes juxtaposing the delicate fold of a wilted petal with a vigorously swollen bud and succulent stem.


Unlike live plants, the specimens pinned to the wall and display tables in Tend are chalky and brittle – arrested and calcified in various stages of sprouting, blooming and withering. Drained of their vibrant colour, pale hollyhocks and chalky hyacinths float away from the wall, a spectre of their exotic roots.

Ruth Chambers works primarily in ceramics and installation, often incorporating innovative approaches to ceramic sculpture. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally, including solo exhibitions as Koyegama Gallery in Tokoname, Japan, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario and the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. The work in Tend grew out of an artists' residency at Guldagergaard International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark, in 2018.

Bulb, Unfolding: Close Observations on Making and Growing [one of three stands], Porcelain, Oak, Plywood, Foam Core, Felt, Pins, each stand 65 x 83 x 102 cm, 2018-2021.

Photo: Don Hall

Online Exhibition catalogue with essay by Julia Krueger (downloadable PDF coming soon)

See our workshops page for information about learning opportunities led by Ruth Chambers:

Porcelain Sculpting from Life with Ruth Chambers online demo: Friday, March 26, 6 pm

In-person workshop: Saturday, March 27, 10 am – 4 pm at SILT Studio

Closing ReceptionApril 9 from 7–9 PM

Register using the form below to attend the closing Reception & Artist-led exhibition walk-through 

For safety, we are limiting the number of people in our gallery. Please fill out the form to reserve a time to visit the closing reception for Ruth Chambers' solo exhibition Tend on Friday, April 9th.

A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into the Sun

June 4 - July 31, 2021

Phomohobes, Gerry Reucker, Paul Robles, Rhayne Vermette

curated by Sandee Moore

Where The Sky Carries The Sun

exhibition postponed until 2022

Katherine Boyer

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. 

For more information about Boyer's project that will belaunched on www.tofeelclose.com on October 27, 2002, visit our online exhibitions tab.