Program

Exhibitions

Arnaud Maggs, Contamination 138/139, 2007, digital print, 84 x 104 cm (33 1/16 x 40 15/16 in.). The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program 2011.


LoSt + FoUnD

LoSt+FoUnD is a meditation on expectation and promise, meanings that are lost and found in piles of stuff or on empty pages. What is left behind? What is yet to be discovered? Accumulations and absences are perceived through sculpture and works on paper by Roy Arden, Zachari Logan, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor and Robert Rauschenberg. 

Curatorial Team

Curated by Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections)

Highlights

Robert Rauschenberg, Tampa Clay Piece # 5, 1972, clay and fiberglass, 86.4 × 45.7 × 7.6 cm (34 × 18 × 3 in.). The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Gift of Cheryll Woodbury 2015.

Zachari Logan, Cut Flowers, After Mary Delany, 2015, ceramic, acrylic. 40 pieces, various dimensions. The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Gift of the artist in memory of Peter Purdue 2016.


Robert Rauschenberg print; collage Tampa 3, 1972, lithograph, paper collage, graphite, 111.3 x 119.5 cm (43 13/16 x 47 1/16 in). The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Gift of Charles Ringness 1998.



Roy Arden, photograph, Basement, 1996, 10 c-prints and 10 silver gelatin prints, Image: 43.8 × 55.2 cm (17 1/4 × 21 3/4 in.), Frame/Pedestal: 58.4 × 69.5 cm (23 × 27 3/8 in.). The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Gift of Byron Aceman 2016.


Liz Magor installation, Stores, 2000, plaster; resin; vegetables, 154.7 x 83.3 cm (60 7/8 x 32 13/16 in.). The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Purchased with the assistance of the Mendel Gallery Group, 2002.

Artists

Roy Arden (Canada, 1957- ) has made significant contributions as an artist, writer and curator, well known for his photographic work, video, collage, sculpture and painting, using both traditional and digital mediums. Associated with the "Vancouver School" Arden is an acute observer of local detail as it relates to urban life on a global level, registering the transformative effects of modernity.


Zachari Logan (Canada, 1980- ) works mainly in drawing, ceramics and installation practices, producing a dialogue between queerness and emblems of the overlooked Prairie ecology while engaging with old master motifs. Logan aims to confront notions of narcissism and beauty implicit in the gaze, and to address ideas of mortality and bodily vulnerabilities, regardless of the perceived virility of a subject.


Arnaud Maggs (Canada, 1926-2012) is known for his serial photographs of faces and collections of miscellany in grid formations. These works create a poignant portrait of life's traces, even when they lack the image of a person. With a fascination for systems of classification and historical documents, Maggs reveals the profound distance between symbols and what they are meant to represent.


For over 40 years Liz Magor (Canada, 1948- ) has produced a body of work utilizing sculpture and photography to explore notions of memory, history, shelter, and survival. Often through realistic casts of humble objects, Magor's work explores both natural and domestic themes, evoking forms of refuge that also confound the boundary between the real and the imagined.


Robert Rauschenberg (USA, 1925 - 2008) worked in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, remaining independent of any particular affiliation. His belief that "painting relates to both art and life" lead him to embrace collaboration and create a dialogue between media that presented a direct challenge to the prevailing modernist aesthetic of the time.

MUSEUM HOURS

TUESDAYS
10 AM10 PM
WEDNESDAYS
10 AM5 PM
THURSDAYS
10 AM–5 PM
FRIDAYS
10 AM–10 PM
SATURDAYS
10 AM–5 PM
SUNDAYS
10 AM–5 PM


OPEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 8
10 AM–5 PM


HOLIDAYS
10 AM-5 PM


102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon SK S7K 0L3