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4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
Join MAG Education Coordinator Lynn LeCorre for a mini tour of the current exhibition, A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies. We will do a virtual ‘walk and talk’ through the exhibit and discuss specific artists whose artworks fits the Fantasy or Surreal genre. What defines a work as Surrealist? What design principals and art media did the artist use to create a fantasy world? We will demystify art speak as we dive into the prairie vernacular.
Event begins at 2:00 pm MDT on July 24, 2021.
A Prairie Vernacular examines historic and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies, considering the relationship of folk art to contemporary art produced in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
These representations of the vernacular not only adopt the materials, methods and/or motivations of a folk aesthetic, but speak to shared contexts and subject matter, either reflecting on memories and histories of life on the prairies or presenting visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic.
This exhibition is on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) until August 16, 2021.
Image credit (top) L-R: Kenneth HouseGo, Casual Distress, Harvester, 1985, Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Ann Harbuz, Inside Views of Whitkow, 1980. Jude Griebel, Grandmother, 2012. William Panko, Happy Cabbages, n.d., Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Jane Zednik, Bull, 1980. Amalie Atkins, Scenes from a Secret World, 2010.