An extensive survey of over 100 art works assembled from public and private collections about life on the Prairies examines historical and contemporary representations of the vernacular in artistic practice on the Canadian prairies. Adopting the materials, methods and motivations of a folk aesthetic, these works reflect on memories and histories of life on the prairies and present visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic.
A relationship between folk & contemporary art produced in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, reveals a shared interest in Prairie experience, culture, environment and sensibilities as compelling sources for artistic practice.
Organized and Circulated by the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (SK) with the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (AB).
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