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In & Out of Saskatchewan

green grass and bright blue sky landscape with 6 farm buildings in site

Works by:

Pat Adams, Ryan Arnott, Tammi Campbell, Dagmara Genda, Roy Kiyooka, Kenneth Lochhead, William Perehudoff, Edward Poitras, Jon Vaughn, Theodore Wan

black and white photo of grass with a black long rectangular shape in the grass
orange shredded material cascading off of a white wall
black and white film photograph of a lake and pine trees with lily pads on the water

In & Out of Saskatchewan

June 5 – July 27, 2019

Curated by Kate Whiteway

University of Toronto Art Centre

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In & Out of Saskatchewan is an exhibition about Saskatchewan in Toronto, exploring artists’ works that illuminate the conditions by which art from “peripheral” places is legitimized by travelling to and from “centres.” The works offer alternate views on traditions associated with the prairies, namely colour field abstraction, landscape painting, photography, weaving and ceramics. The exhibition spans several decades, bookmarked by the internationalism of the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops[1] in the early 1960s and the opening of the public art museum, Remai Modern, in 2017. These two institutions invited an international audience into the local context of Saskatchewan, shaping who and what is considered central to the imported and exported narratives of art in the province.

Drawing from the collections of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and including works sent directly from artists and mailed through the postal system, In & Out of Saskatchewan activates networks through which art travels. It questions what we might know about “Saskatchewan art” and highlights some of the material and political conditions of the production and presentation of art from elsewhere, here. The exhibition posits art practices that are not defined by their distance from the “centre,” but instead by correspondence, agency and travel.

[1] Annual two-week workshops run as an outpost of the University of Saskatchewan at in the Boreal forest of Saskatchewan between 1955 and 2012, with the aim of connecting local professional artists with international critics.

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto.

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Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 6-8pm

Drop-In Tours

Tuesdays, 2pm

Exhibition Resources

Press Release
Exhibition Brochure
Large Format Guide
Exhibition Documentation

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from TD Insurance.

Generously supported by Lily Chin, Alison Colvin and Tim Hadwen, Alice Kuipers and Yann Martel, Jane and Terry Lidster, Ken Whiteway and Sheila Ann Whiteway.

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