Dean Drever: Everything is going to be okay again soon. Sept 28, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014 A survey show of Dean Drever’s work from 1998 – present. Curated by Robert Enright
Unbridled Vision: Euphemia McNaught’s Lifelong Study of Horses Throughout the 20th Century Sept 28, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014 The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie recognizes Euphemia (Betty) McNaught (1901-2001) for her artistic achievements and significant contributions to arts and culture in the Peace region. Euphemia McNaught and her legacy have been the driving forces behind the development of visual arts in the Peace Region. Her legacy defines an art community rich with creativity, art mentorship, and community spirit through art clubs, organizations, and art advocacy. This exhibition celebrates the anniversary of Betty’s 112th birthday and specifically her love of art and the study of horses, which were always her main passions in life.
By exploring power in various forms, most explicitly, power expressed through violence, Drever makes vulnerable the continuum from individual freedom to social justice. Drever’s sculptures unmask a mythology of dominance to show how the oppressor shares the same disempowered space with the oppressed. He offers the seduction of violence as a sensory experience; a secret space to act out fantasies of control and possession.
We hope you will be inspired to visit the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and continue our journey of exploration, inspiration, and preservation of the human spirit through art. Since 1975, the community has created an engine for creativity, one that will never cease to expose the minds of this community to the newest, the most innovative, and the most beautiful creations of our society.
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