Right here & There Neighborhood Gallery Exhibition


The Artwork Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is thrilled to announce an upcoming exhibition entitled Right here 6 There by Brandon-based artists Patricia Beech and Jean David. The exhibition will run from January tenth to March 18th, 2023.

Right here & There presents the work of two self-taught artists working within the realm of imaginary landscapes and idealized reminiscences, harking back to Henri Rousseau and different so-called “naïve artists” of the early Twentieth-century. Patricia Beech paints an enormous Canadian frontier that’s faraway from the current, with constructions and characters who maintain a profound historicity. These figures are, in flip, overpowered by momentary and potent phenomena–a sundown, a flood, a rainbow. Jean David’s environments are, in distinction, decidedly not of the Canadian Prairies. His shores and waters are vibrant blue and his valleys and hills are abundantly floral. They’re exaggerations that adorn a dream, and converse to a reference to one thing divine. Like nostalgia itself, Right here & There fluctuates between the grief of bodily distance and the ecstasy of mystic presence.

Lucie Lederhendler, who curated the exhibition, Says that she related the artists’ work nearly instantly. ”Although you immediately discover how totally different their methods are, what actually Cannes by means of s the artists’ imaginations. These work really feel like a glimpse into their minds’ eyes. She provides that whereas the artists are each Brandonites now, they took very totally different routes right here. “Th s is one of these instances that curating feels a bir like alchemy-two individuals, who would possibly by no means cross paths in rheir lives, who I was launched to in completely totally different methods, each put Ehis work out into the world , and now it’s in an impartial conversation.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, January twenty sixth, at 7 PM at the AGSM. Gentle refreshments and drinks will be served.

The AGSM want to thank the Kaye5 Household Fund, Metropolis of Brandon, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts for their sustained supporr of the gallery’s programming.


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