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A Prairie Vernacular: Timelapse Install & Walkthrough

A Prairie Vernacular: Timelapse Install & Walkthrough

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Early this May the MAG Exhibitions and Collections team installed the exhibition, A Prairie Vernacular: Folk & Contemporary Art Narratives of Life On the Canadian Prairies. What is unique about this exhibition is it contains over 120 artworks, from 20+ different lenders! Our galleries are jam packed with artwork, and we cannot wait to welcome visitors back to the MAG this summer to experience this exhibition in person.

In the meantime, we invite you to check out the below video to have a look at what went into installing the exhibition, and the final product!


A Prairie Vernacular

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.

A Prairie Vernacular - sculpture of elderly couple

Victor Cicansky, detail of Heritage Seeds, 1985. Clay, glaze. SaskArts Permanent Collection Gift of Saskatchewan Heritage 1985.

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.

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This exhibition is on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) until August 16, 2021.


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