Saskatoon News February 8, 2012

Current Exhibits at Mendel Art Gallery – Until March 18

We have 5 new winter exhibits at the Mendel Art Gallery located at 950 Spadina Crescent East until March 18. Among the featured artists are Jamelie Hassan and Kai Chan, both from Ontario. Hassan’s exhibit, “At the Far Edge of Words” includes more than 24 paintings, photographs, drawings and multi-media installations as well as a specially commissioned outdoor billboard. The award winning artist’s work for more than 30 years engages cultural history and issues of exclusion, human rights and justice.

Kai Chan’s exhibit called “A Spider’s Logic” has more than a dozen major works. Chan uses materials such as twigs, thread, toothpicks and buttons to create work that is described by the Mendel as “beautiful and unexpected”.

Another one of the exhibits is called “They Symbolist Muse: A Selection of Prints from the National Gallery of Canada” and it features more than 50 pints by renowned artists such as Picasso, Munch, and Redon. This Gallery will offer the people of Saskatoon a rare opportunity to view the 19th century prints.

The fourth exhibit, “Good Vibrations”, is part of the Artists by Artists Mentorship program. Featuring the work of Stacia Verigin and Benjamin Hettinga-Hettinga creates hand-cut paper compositions with his mentor, Verigin. Verigin holds a Masters Degree in Sculpture from the U of S.

The final exhibit, “Brayers & Blisters”, is an exhibition featuring the various tools and supplies used by printmakers and includes demos and workshops so visitors can learn more about the printmaking process.

This should appeal to Saskatoon’s art community and beyond. Check it out while it is here for this limited time.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion