Past Exhibitions at Art Gallery of Swift Current
At AGSC January 6 to February 25, 2018
For this exhibition of paintings by Grant McConnell the artwork is derived from an ongoing investigation into the work of Diego Velasquez* – particularly his royal portraits. McConnell positions Velasquez’s subjects within a Canadian historical context. Canada, in all its crude beauty, becomes the new ground for these royal figures, who are given new purpose in the colonies. – MJM&AG
At AGSC November 4 to December 30, 2017
Artist, Heather M. Cline of Regina presents a national touring exhibition of paintings and new media audio works, entitled Quiet Stories from Canadian Places. This project is in response to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. This exhibition explores shifting the traditional role that painting has played in documenting history from official portraiture and pivotal historical moments to documenting Canadian places that are significant to everyday people and simple moments.
At AGSC September 9 to October 29, 2017
Large oil paintings by Maple Creek artist, Geoff Phillips. This artist is interested and concerned with the natural history and heritage of the prairie landscape. In the exhibition Geoff focuses on the plant life which thrives across the diverse landscape experienced in southwest Saskatchewan.