Thursday, July 10, 2008

Out and About: Joe Fafard

Joe Fafard Retrospective work in now on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and it's certainly worth the visit.

Pictured is Mon père (1972), one of the many works on display at the exhibit.

A show description from Fafard's website:
For the first time, viewers will be able to see the full scope of this remarkable Saskatchewan artist. From his early caricatures, intimate portraits of friends and family members, and sculptures of cows and horses, to his large bronze commissions for private and public spaces, Fafard has steadily and rapidly developed the range and variety of his social and artistic concerns. The exhibition will feature about 70 sculptures with loans from the artist and from institutional and private collections across Canada.

Organized and circulated by the MacKenzie Art Gallery of Regina in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.
The exhibit runs until September 14, 2008; it will be moving on to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Glenbow Museum, and Winnipeg Art Gallery through the rest of this year, as well as 2009.