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Serving the Tri-Cities for over 20 years, the Art Gallery at Evergreen engages visitors through curated exhibitions, activated by public programs and our dynamic school workshops. The AGE focuses on contemporary art and ideas explored by professional artists working in all media. We also support young artists through our annual Emerging Talent exhibition, which features work by local high school students from School District 43. We believe that art is integral to the fabric of daily life and seek opportunities to connect people with artists and the creative process.
EXHIBITION OPENS MARCH 2
Exhibition image: Amalie Atkins, Aprons, 2015, chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist.
AMALIE ATKINS: where the hour floats
March 02 – April 21, 2019
Saturday, March 02, 2019 | 3pm – 5pm. Tour with the artist at 2:30pm.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Enter the world that Amalie Atkins built. Set just beyond the veil of reality, a familiar prairie landscape transforms into a cinematic fable. In Atkins’s marvelous realm, an all-female cast embarks on an epic journey told through the ongoing project we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical (2010–). The artist tenderly choreographs individual chapters, weaving these stories in a circuitous, continuous plot. In its telling, Atkins knits together autobiography with cultural history, fantasy with reality, and the conceptual with the emotional. The exhibition where the hour floats at the Art Gallery at Evergreen presents a selection of short films and large-format photographs from this larger series.
Amalie Atkins is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Saskatoon. She creates cinematic fables through a blend of film, textiles, installations, performance and photography, imprinting a fictional world onto everyday life.
Atkins has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including in Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, New York City, the UK, Berlin, Austria and Australia. Her work has been included in major survey exhibitions, most notably Oh, Canada, presented by MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2012), and DreamLand: Textiles in the Canadian Landscape, presented by Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto (2012), and currently through Eastern Europe with Road Show East, presented by 12-14 Contemporary. The solo exhibition we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical (2014–15) toured to the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; and College Art Galleries, Saskatoon. Atkins’s newest and longest film project to date, comprising the films The Diamond Eye Assembly and Requiem for Wind and Water, will premiere at the Remai Modern, Saskatoon, in 2019.
This exhibition is part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program and is supported by a London Drugs Printing Grant and VIVO Media Arts Centre membership.
Saturday, March 02, 3pm – 5pm | Opening Exhibition
Tour with the Artist @ 2:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 1pm – 4pm | Westminster Savings Family Day
Saturday, April 6, 10:30am | Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 13, 12:30pm | Curator’s Tour
Saturday, April 13, 1pm – 4pm | Westminster Savings Family Day
All events are free to attend.