Art Gallery

Chris Reid, Oozing Ground, 2013, chalk pastel on Stonehenge paper,  39.5” x 50”

Chris Reid: Truth in Repetition

September 5 – October 31, 2014

Brandon, Manitoba artist Chris Reid conjures a world of bleak, distorted landscapes populated by a cast of recurring characters. Despite their bright colours and cartoonish style Reid’s works evoke the nightmarish qualities of unsettling ambiguity and pervasive anxiety. Works in chalk pastel, pen & ink, soft sculpture and pysanky (Ukrainian decorated eggs) are informed by Reid’s personal and professional experiences: her small, interracial family, observations of the changing dynamics in her rural but increasingly culturally diverse community, and her role working with extremely marginalized individuals.

Read the curatorial essay.

Events & Programming

Friday September 5 

6:00 pm-8:00 pm: Opening reception for Truth in Repetition

Saturday September 6 

10:00 am- 12:00 pm: Storytelling/Drawing Workshop
Learn how line, shape, placement, color and mark making work together to tell a story in this hands-on workshop. 13 years to adult.

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm: Artist talk & Tea
Join Chris Reid for cup of tea and learn about her practice as an artist. Leave behind your used tea bag, which Reid will incorporate in her body of work as a memento of the exchange, and take your teacup home with you as a reminder of the occasion.

Wednesday, September 10

6:30-8:30: Pysanky Workshop
Workshop participants will use their own designs to decorate eggs using traditional Ukrainian techniques with a contemporary twist. 7 years to adult. Participants under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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