“It's a playful take on modernist painting that mimics industrial fabrication and buildings' exteriors,” said the artist in a Yorkton This Week article earlier this month.
“It's an epic colourful installation: instead of works on a wall in a room, the whole room is a work of art. I painted a huge mural that mimics building exteriors that have my sculptural paintings hung on. You'll see some paintings that look like industrial units, filled with strange textures and optical effects. It's a lot of fun.”
The next show at the gallery will be a travelling show ‘Keep On Going’ from the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils highlighting the sculptures and painting of Victor and Frank Cicansky.
“This exhibition features the paintings, sculptures and craft objects of folk artist, Frank Cicansky, in dialogue with the ceramics and sculptural work of his son, internationally renowned artist, Victor Cicansky,” details www.osac.ca. “The presentation of these artists’ works together offers an opportunity to consider the shared values, creative drives and narratives of memory, place and origin that inform both of their artistic practices. Together these works reflect a sincere and compelling response to place, offering immigrant narratives of first and second generation settler Canadians in southern Saskatchewan, while also exploring the influential connections between our province’s folk art and funk art genres.”
In November/December the fabric, felting and clothing works of Metis artist Melanie Monique Rose will be featured.
“Rose is a visual artist from Regina, Saskatchewan Treaty 4 Territory,” notes saskcraftcouncil.org. “She attended Kootenay School of the Arts with a major in the Fibre Arts in Nelson, B.C. Rose has exhibited her artwork in both group and solo exhibitions Nationally. Her greatest honor was to receive the distinction of Excellence in Textiles in Dimension’s 2013 touring show. In addition to showing her work, Rose has worked in the province as gallery facilitator, story-keeper and art instructor for the Mackenzie Art Gallery and in addition teaches various workshops at both public and private institutions.”