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Material Girls


EXHIBITION / May 26 - August 21, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION / Thursday, May 26, 7:00 PM | FREE

TOUR / DISCUSSION / Saturday, May 28, 1:00 PM | FREE
@ C / 117 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, Canada

With works by Morehshin Allahyari, Jaime Angelopoulos, Christi Belcourt, Katherine Boyer, Karin Bubaš, Andrea Carlson, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Alex Cu Unjieng, Raphaëlle de Groot, Abigail DeVille, Soheila Esfahani, Ran Hwang, Sarah Anne Johnson, Felice Koenig, Deirdre Logue, Rachel Ludlow, Jodie Mack, Amy Malbeuf, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Tricia Middleton, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, and Marie Watt.

Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart

Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library

Material Girls is about women taking up space. This large-scale group exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Uniting these works is an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminized body, gendered space and capitalist desire. Sumptuous, decorative and visually overwhelming, the exhibition space becomes a horror vacui, a jubilant and visceral counterpoint to the standard conventions of the austere white cube.

Please join us on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM for the Opening Reception of Material Girls and Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 PM for a Tour by Raphaëlle de Groot and Discussion with Wendy Peart. 

This exhibition tour is made possible in part with financial assistance from Culture on the Go. Culture on the Go is funded by the Government of Saskatchewan and administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board through an agreement with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

Image: Karin Bubaš, Ice Covered Marsh and Neopolitan Clouds, 2011, archival pigment print. Collection of Monte Clark Gallery.

Later Event: June 7