New exhibition on world-renowned, Saskatchewan born artist Agnes Martin

New exhibition on world-renowned, Saskatchewan born artist Agnes Martin

January 25, 2019 at 8:30am

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is pleased to be bringing the work of internationally recognized artist Agnes Martin to her home province of Saskatchewan with the opening of its new exhibition, Agnes Martin: The mind knows what the eye has not seen.

Co-produced by the MacKenzie with the Esker Foundation in Calgary, the exhibition runs from January 25 until April 28 and includes complimentary screenings in the Gallery’s Shumiatcher Theatre of two films: Gabriel (Agnes Martin, 1976) and With My Back to the World (Mary Lance, 2007). There will be an opening reception and talk with guest curator Bruce Hugh Russell on Friday, January 25 at 8:00 PM in the Shumiatcher Theatre.

Offering an unprecedented focus on Martin’s print works, in addition to selected paintings that exist in dialogue with the prints, this exhibition is curated by Bruce Hugh Russell and Naomi Potter with Elizabeth Diggon. A parallel collection of ephemera and source material introduces Martin’s life and work, focusing on her on-going relationship to Canada – her childhood in Macklin and then Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, as well as her later travels in Canada.

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