Joe Fafard: In Print/ Imprimer

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 to Thu, May 23, 2019 @ Humboldt and District Gallery

Community: Humboldt Area Arts Council

Website: www.humboldtmuseum.ca/
Education Packages: JoeFafardEdGuide.pdf
Joe Fafard, Embossed print on paper, 50.8 x 76.2 cm, 2012, Collection of the Artist.

Curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

In our continued partnership with the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, we are pleased to present In Prints/ Imprimer, a solo exhibition of works by internationally renowned, Joe Fafard; one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Although Fafard may be best known for his work in clay, bronze and steel sculpture, drawing and printmaking have been sustained curiosities throughout his artistic practice. Whether three-dimensional or two-dimensional, his work is characterized by his connection to his rural Saskatchewan roots, his reverence for art history and his inquiry into form.

The exhibition In Prints/ Imprimer presents woodblock, silkscreen, etchings, lithograph and embossed prints of cows, horses and bison, each series a response to or an extension of his sculptural process. While the embossed images offer beautifully subtle forms, the woodblocks are arresting in their colourful graphic quality. Reminiscent of Matisse’s paper cut-outs, these images have fluid, exaggerated and almost lyrical forms. Moving in varying degrees towards abstraction, the anatomy of these forms is broken down into pattern and embedded symbolic imagery. Perhaps in their subtlety, these works speak to the interconnection and dependence of human existence on agriculture and nature.
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