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Gallery@501 Exhibit Features Internationally Renowned Canadian Artist


July 4, 2017

Gallery@501 Exhibit Features Internationally Renowned Canadian Artist

Gallery@501 is pleased to present Joe Fafard: Retailles by one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists, Joe Fafard. This sculptural exhibit opens on July 7 and is on display until August 27. The exhibit’s reception will take place on Thursday, August 10 at 7 p.m. where artist Joe Fafard will be giving a talk and tour.

Joe Fafard is one of Canada’s leading professional visual artists and has exhibitions of a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and around the world. He is widely recognized as being at the forefront of his art, and his outstanding contributions to the arts have significantly raised the profile of both Saskatchewan and Canada on the national stage. In 1981, Fafard was named Officer of the Order of Canada.

The exhibit Joe Fafard: Retailles offers an insight into Fafard’s exploration of the laser-cut process featuring laser-cut and welded metal sculptures along with embossed and woodcut prints. French for scraps or trimmings, “that which is cut away”, Retailles not only references the act of removing the negative from positive space to create form, but also refers to the act of recycling these “off-cuts” to create new works.

Joe Fafard: Retailles is organized as a partnership project between the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Burnaby Art Gallery, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Yukon Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and Gallery@501.

This exhibit is part of the Gallery@501’s Canada 150 series. Gallery@501 is located at 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park. Visit www.strathcona.ca/gallery501 or call 780-410-8585 for more information.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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