The Painter – Ken Christopher
July 3, 2021 - September 4, 2021
A retrospective art exhibition documenting the art history of the painter Ken Christopher. This two-part exhibition surveys the first and second halves of Christopher’s 50 years of art practise. B1942, at age 16, Ken left the family farm near Pambrun, SK, and moved to Alberta to pursue his fortune and begin his career as an artist. Part one of the exhibition located in the West Wing Gallery will feature the early years of discovery, exploration and development, tracking Ken’s rise to prominence. With the success of the oil industry in Alberta in the 1980s support for Ken’s artwork grew through patronage from corporate collections. This gave Ken the freedom to excel in art making and achieve major projects. In the mid 1990s, following an oil industry slump and slow down in patronage for major works, Ken chose to return to southwest Saskatchewan. His life and his art practise had changed. Part two of this exhibition in AGSC Main Gallery will explore those more recent years.
Organized by AGSC with Curator, Kim Houghtaling