Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3C 1V1
SKYBOX warming hut's summer home on WAG ramp. More on page 23
COVER: Philippe Halsman (American, 1906-1979). Yes, but don’t try to uncover my secret (Dali’s Mustache), 1954. Silver gelatin print. © Philippe Halsman Archive, New York City. Image rights of Salvador Dalí reserved. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí.
2 Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery • Sept 27–Jan 25 2 Dalí Up Close • Sept 27–Jan 25
Bringing Shadow to Light • Aug 6–Dec 7
Seeing Rights and Liberties • Aug 9–Oct 4
Display of Inuit Art at Journey to Churchill • Ongoing Display
12 Inuit Fantastic Art • May 31–Oct 12 12
WAG Celebrates MAWA at 30 • July 17–Sept 28
13 Brian Jungen: Vienna • Oct 4–Jan 4 14 Sobey Art Award • Nov 1–Jan 11 The Permanent Collection Gallery 1
Renaissance and Baroque Art, 1500-1700
The Academic Tradition in Europe and Canada, 1700-1900
Modernist Traditions, 1870-1950
Highlights of Inuit Sculpture
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 • Feb 27–May 3, 2015
17 Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin Apr 15, 2015–Mar 31, 2016 5, 16, 21 Programming and Events 24 Inuit Art Centre 26 Volunteer Associates 28 Gallery Shop 30 Support
Follow us online. Exhibition,
Storm Bistro Tues–Fri 11am–3pm, Sat and Sun 11am–2pm, Closed Mon Admission Member Free • Adult $12 Senior (60+) $8 • Student $8 Child (5 and under) Free Family (up to 2 adults/4 children under 18) $28 Admission as of Sept 27* includes entry to Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Dalí Up Close Member $4 • Adult $18 Senior (60+) $14 • Student $14 Child (5 and under) Free Family (up to 2 adults/4 children under 18) $46 *Regular admission will resume after closure of Beaverbrook and Dalí exhibitions. Membership Individual $55 • Senior (60+) $45 Student $25 • Senior Couple (1 person must be a senior) $65 • Family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under 18) $80 • Premium Membership: Individual $100 • Family $150 Parking Bay Parkade across from the Gallery, meters on surrounding streets. Wheelchair accessible. U of W campus
RIA MO L
E AG RT PO
Sign up at wag.ca. You’ll receive notices of upcoming exhibitions, events, and programs. The WAG doesn't sell, lend, or share its lists.
Gallery Tues–Sun 11am–5pm, Fri 11am–9pm, Closed Mon Clara Lander Library Tues–Fri 11am–4:30pm • Selected Saturdays 11am–3pm • Closed Sun and Mon, other times by appointment Gallery Shop Tues–Sat 11am–5pm, Fri 11am–9pm, Sun 12pm–5pm
programming dates, and content are subject to change. Visit wag.ca for the most up-to-date information.
Want to know what’s on at the WAG via email?
myWAG is published by the WAG. © 2014 Winnipeg Art Gallery. Printed in Canada. Photography: Eric Au Studios, Ernest Mayer, Leif Norman, and Studio Martin Lussier (unless otherwise noted).
Kids programming symbol Indicates programs for children.
Switchboard 204.786.6641 Art Classes 204.789.1766 Clara Lander Library 204.786.6641 ext 237 Development 204.789.1768 Facility Rentals 204.789.1765 Gallery Shop 204.789.1769 Guided Adult Group Tours 204.789.0516 Membership 204.789.1764 School Tours 204.789.1762 en français 204.789.1763 Storm Bistro 204.948.0085
the work, it can never take the place of the original object. If the painting is destroyed, the link to another life and another era is gone. This is the power and beauty, and the uniqueness of art: the way it keeps us connected to something greater, even from our past.
Last year, a colleague shared with me a story about a museum director and gallery board. The director was touring the galleries with board members when he stopped in front of a painting by Rembrandt. He then removed a piece of paper from his pocket on which was written a poem by Emily Dickinson. He read the poem out loud, tore up the paper, throwing the pieces to the floor, and asked the members to recite the poem with him—from memory. The director then posed a question: "What if I had taken the Rembrandt off the wall, torn the canvas to pieces, and discarded it in the trash?" The board shuddered, and the director attempted to explain the reason for their collective feeling of discomfort. Looking at the Rembrandt, he declared, “One of us made this, and somehow we still remain connected to the work by its creator, who happens to be another human being.” What connects us to this painting isn’t just the paint on the canvas and the image portrayed, but the lingering presence of the artist in the work—call it the DNA connection. Someone also wrote the poem, but the words can be reproduced over and over, and we can continue to enjoy the poem, written years ago. This isn’t the case with the painting by Rembrandt. The painting is unique and while you can make reproductions of
The story of the Rembrandt painting has stayed with me as we continue the conversation with our visitors, and wherever the Gallery exists. Conversation is possible because of something we all have in common: the opportunity to consider things around us that have been made by someone, the things we call art. The power of art can be seen and felt throughout the WAG, and in the hearts, minds, and communities where the Gallery’s presence extends and thrives. The Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery exhibition brings to Winnipeg some of the finest British paintings in the Canada along with works by many other European artists spanning the last four centuries. Included in this exhibition is one of the greatest (and largest) paintings by Dalí in North America: his monumental Santiago El Grande. Dalí Up Close is just what its title suggests—a closer look at this fascinating 20th-century artist. Like van Gogh and Picasso, Dalí’s reputation often precedes him, and we see exactly why in this exhibition of his paintings, watercolours, photographs, jewellery, and sculpture. Bringing Shadow to Light celebrates the delightful exercise of collecting and connoisseurship (and philanthropy), as witnessed through the dedicated efforts of a Winnipeg couple. Seeing Rights and Liberties marks the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, while our partnership with the National Gallery of Canada continues with the
presentation of Brian Jungen’s Vienna, installed just in time for the Gallery Ball on October 18. Another national collaboration we're excited about is the Sobey Art Award exhibition, happening at the WAG for the first time in Western Canada. Looking east to Venice and north to the Arctic, we are pleased to present and tour Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, Canada’s entry at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture. On the theme of the Arctic, the WAG has lent a number of important Inuit sculptures to the new Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. As we continue to develop plans for the Inuit Art Centre, our community of supporters across the city and country confirm again the important role the WAG is playing in building roads to the Arctic. Speaking of supporters, this past summer I was delighted to appoint our distinguished colleague and friend, Patricia Bovey, to Director Emerita at the WAG. Finally, preparations are in full swing for the historic exhibition Olympus: The GrecoRoman Collections of Berlin, which opens at the WAG in April 2015. For the first time in over half a century, Winnipeggers (and all visitors to the WAG) will be given the opportunity to see a major exhibition of Greek and Roman antiquities from one of the most important museums in the world. Powerful stuff: the influence of art in our lives and communities. Hopefully it empowers us all to see more, understand more, share more, and do more to help make the places we live better for all.
Stephen Borys, PhD, MBA Director & CEO • @stephenborys MyWAG | 1
Sept 27–Jan 25
RIGHT Salvador Dalí. Macrophotographic Self-Portrait with Gala Appearing as a Spanish Nun, 1962. Gouache on photograph. Private Collection. © Salvador Dali, Fundació GalaSalvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) OPPOSITE Salvador Dalí. Santiago El Grande, 1957. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Sir James Dunn Foundation © Salvador Dalí, Fundació GalaSalvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014)
2 | FALL2014
In conversation, Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, and Andrew Kear, Curator of Historical Canadian Art, discuss the Beaverbrook and Dalí exhibitions and what they mean to Winnipeg.
Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery | Dalí Up Close Andrew Kear: What was it about Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery that made you want to bring it to Winnipeg? Stephen Borys: The Beaverbrook Art Gallery has one of the finest collections of European pictures in Canada, particularly their British works. This is a chance to share with our audiences some of the best of British art from the last four centuries. It's also an opportunity to bring a group of masterworks by many other European painters to the WAG. After the success of 100 Masters: Only in Canada, WAG members and visitors asked for more international art, and that's what they'll see here. AK: There are undeniably some pieces, especially from that British tradition, that really stand out, even among North American collections. I’m thinking of the J.M.W. Turner, the Lucian Freud, and the Salvador Dalí. Is there a particular work or artist that you’re really eager to display at the WAG? SB: The portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Nugent by Thomas Gainsborough is a magnificent full-length composition, and it really doesn’t get any better than this in Canada in terms of English portraiture. The Turner is the best in Canada bar none, and I don’t think even the National
Gallery of Canada (NGC) would debate that! James Tissot's melancholic canvas The Passing Storm ranks among the finest by the artist in the country. I have always loved Augustus John's monumental portrait of Dorelia, his mistress. Freud's painting is the only painting by the artist in Canada; it’s an early one—and not to be missed. Then, of course, there’s Dalí. There's only a handful of paintings by Dalí in the country; and three of them are in the Beaverbrook collection. So it’s pretty exciting to share with Winnipeggers over half of the Dalí works that exist in Canada, along with many others from across North America. AK: As a Canadianist, I’m really looking forward to seeing the painting of Toronto by Lawren Harris. Part of his career that sometimes gets overlooked, in favour of his icebergs and clouds, are his Toronto slum paintings from the 1920s. They really show Harris in a different light, and there’s a major one in this show. But it really is the Dalí works that are the linchpin for this exhibition. Have you been interested in bringing Dalí to Winnipeg for some time? SB: Having served as Chief Curator at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, which is close to The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, I was very familiar with Dalí's work in North
ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT Salvador Dalí The Persistence of Memory, 1974. Gouache on photomechanical reproduction print. Salvador Dalí Society. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador
Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) Salvador Dalí. Madonna of Port Lligat, 1949. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Haupt. Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 59.9 © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) Image courtesy of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Salvador Dalí. Remorse, or Sphinx Embedded in the Sand, 1931. Oil on canvas. Eli and Edy the Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Gift of John F. Wolfram, 61.8 © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014). Salvador Dalí. The God of the Bay of Roses, 1944. Oil on canvas. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of the Estate of Hildegarde Graham van Roijen. © Salvador Dali, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014) Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
4 | FALL2014
presents major paintings, watercolours, drawings, jewellery, and sculpture by Surrealist master Salvador Dalí, as well as the celebrated photographs produced with Philippe Halsman, for the first time in Winnipeg. Halsman photographed some of the most iconic figures of the mid-20th century, with 101 Life magazine covers to his credit. He met Dalí in 1941, and their fruitful collaboration lasted 37 years. America. Arriving at the WAG, I knew it would be wonderful to bring Dalí to Winnipeg. The Beaverbrook exhibition features three important paintings by Dalí (Santiago El Grande, La Turbie, and Equestrian Fantasy)—and this for me was reason enough to bring the show to Winnipeg. The great Santiago El Grande rarely travels; and when it does, it can only go to a museum that has large enough door openings and ceilings to accommodate it. Its sheer size— over four-meters high—easily overwhelms the visitor, and the subject is equally breathtaking. The work represents a key moment in Dalí’s career. He considered it to be one of his most important works, and some scholars have called it one of the most significant works in the history of modern art. Another compelling reason to present this exhibition is Lord Beaverbrook, Max Aitken—the man behind the Beaverbrook collection. He has a special Canadian connection, not just to the history of the press (he was an international media baron), but to the Canadian government, the war effort, and our history as a nation. To have works from his collection here adds another layer of history for our visitors; they aren't just seeing an outstanding collection of European pictures, but works assembled by a major historical figure.
Events Free Audio Tour Pick up your audio tour, included in the price of admission. Available in English and French. Created in partnership with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and made possible by the generosity of the Mauro Family Foundation. Flavours of Art Oct 24 • Nov 21 • Dec 12 Drop-In Tours Oct 5, 19, 26 • Nov 2, 9, 16, 23 • Dec 7, 14 • 2pm So Surreal! Family Sunday Nov 2 • 1:30–4pm Talks Nov 15 • Elliott King Lecture, Art historian and Dalí scholar Write to Art • Nov 15 • Creative Writing Workshop
Details: pages 21–23
GALLERY SHOP More on page 28
MyWAG | 5
From Old Masters to the Group of Seven, MASTERWORKS FROM THE BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY is an uncompromising selection of international paintings featuring: Gainsborough, Turner, Sargent, Carr, Thomson, Dalí, Freud, and more. AK: Beaverbrook is a controversial figure, and a very interesting figure, for sure. There’s a story that Aitken almost had his portrait painted by Dalí. Aitken and Dalí were both of similar egos. And when Aitken asked Dalí to paint his portrait, he said, "you must make sure you render these buttons on my newly customized suit." Dalí bristled, and refused to paint Aitken. So while we have a portrait of Aitken’s colleague Sir James Dunn, and even his second wife, we don’t have a portrait of Aitken by Dalí.
another level. So I proposed we put together a parallel Dalí show—and you've taken it from there with Dalí Up Close. Having both shows at the WAG will be historic for Winnipeg and a treat for all our visitors.
SB: Another controversy occurred with Aitken's heirs. In 2004, two of his grandsons demanded the return of the Turner and Freud paintings from the Beaverbrook. It fell on Bernard Riordon, then Director, to protect the interests of the Gallery, while acknowledging the claims of the Aitken family. It was eventually discovered that the paintings weren't a loan, but a gift to the Gallery. It has taken years (and millions of dollars) to resolve, but now the works are coming to the WAG.
AK: The WAG showed a number of prints by Dalí in the 1960s, and of course we own a selection of his prints. However, we’ve never shown any of his paintings, jewellery, or drawings. When I was trying to source works for the exhibition, it became apparent that in Canada there aren’t a lot of collections apart from the Beaverbrook, the NGC, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts that have good examples of Dalí’s work. It really meant looking at collections throughout the United States, both institutional and private. And we have exceptional works coming: from commercial galleries like the Primavera Gallery in New York to notable institutions like the Haggerty Museum of Art in Wisconsin, Broad Art Museum in Michigan, as well as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
AK: What prompted you to organize a show all about Dalí?
SB: Can you talk about how the show's theme has evolved?
SB: When we confirmed the Beaverbrook show, which included the three Dalí paintings, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to maximize the "Dalí factor" and take it to
AK: As this is the first time Dalí’s work has been shown in Winnipeg in a major way, I wanted to focus on building up a comprehensive view of Dalí.
ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT Thomas Gainsborough. Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Nugent, 1764. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation. James Tissot. A Passing Storm, 1876. Oil on
canvas. Gift of the Sir James Dunn Foundation. Lucian Freud. Hotel Bedroom, 1954. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation. Augustus Edwin John. Dorelia, c. 1916. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation. OPPOSITE, LEFT TO RIGHT Joseph Mallord William Turner. The Fountain of Indolence, 1834. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Beaverbrook Foundation. Salvador Dalí. Equestrian Fantasy: Lady Dunn, 1954. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/ SODRAC (2014).
6 | FALL2014
Dalí was a painter. He was a Surrealist, and he remained Surrealistic in orientation throughout his life. He was very much a disciple of Raphael, of Velázquez, of that great Western tradition, especially the Spanish tradition. But his artistic practice extended beyond the canvas. That was true very early on, from working in film in the 1920s, to his involvement in jewellery and furniture design in the 1940s, to everything from print advertising and television commercials in the 1960s and 1970s. He was doing film sets with Alfred Hitchcock, animation with Walt Disney, and illustrations for works by Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare. We might want to say there's a distinction between Dalí the artist and Dalí the public personality, but I think he thought of his whole life as part of his artistic practice. This exhibition will expose audiences to that broad side of Dalí who worked ceaselessly, while crafting this fantastic and memorable public persona. So in addition to works by Dalí, we’re featuring Dalí the man, too. It’s going to be wonderful to see the collaborative photographs the artist produced with Philippe Halsman, as well. SB: On the street, when you say “Dalí,” something immediately comes to mind about the man, the artist, the personality, the filmmaker, the actor, the inventor. While certainly responding to some of these assumptions, this exhibition will go beyond that—telling us much more about this enigmatic artist—pushing past the Dalí we all think we know, who is forever tied to his famous Persistence of Memory (with the melting clock face). Dalí Up Close offers a more complex, multi-faceted, and at times humorous portrait of this celebrated 20th-century artist. We are thrilled to present these two impressive exhibitions at the WAG.
Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage, and supporting sponsor McInnes Cooper. With the support of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres.
Patron TERRACON TER DEVELOPMENT DEV LTD. LTD
New! Buy your tickets online. Videos, stories, & chances to win Dalí prizes at wag.ca MyWAG | 7
Proud to support Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. We are working together with the Winnipeg Art Gallery to make a difference in our communities.
The TD logo and other trade-marks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Bringing Shadow to Light: Gifts from a Manitoba Collection Aug 6–Dec 7 • Gallery 3 • Curated by Andrew Kear Throughout its more than one-hundred year history, the WAG has benefitted enormously from countless generous and discriminating individuals, families, and foundations who have donated their prized objects and contributed to the Gallery’s permanent collection. Bringing Shadow to Light: Gifts from a Manitoba Collection honours a pair of collectors to whom the WAG is grateful. This exhibition is a tribute to Robert and Margaret Hucal. Since 1990, these Manitoba art collectors have quietly given almost 350 works of mostly Canadian historical paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, and drawings to the WAG. The primary focus of their generosity is works by artists with a connection to Manitoba. Thus, you will find exquisite examples of works by William Kurelek, William Winter, Philip Surrey, and Charles Comfort in this exhibition.
Equally, the Gallery’s collection of Canadian prints have significantly expanded and deepened as a result of their kindness and discernment. Examples range from the spectacularly displayed craftsmanship of Edwin Holgate’s wood engraving, to the futuristic linocuts of Sybil Andrews, to rare early intaglios by Tony Tascona and Esther Warkov. The WAG is also fortunate to have acquired original preparatory sketches and painting studies that correspond to certain finished prints, a happy discovery important to art historical study, as well as aesthetic appreciation. The Hucals have donated uncharacteristic works by nationally significant artists like Kurelek, Bertram Brooker, and Fritz Brandtner, providing the WAG with the means to deepen scholarly and public appreciation of these artists. The Hucal collection not only reflects personal taste and
commitment, but perhaps, above all, offers moving personal reflections about the world. As the exhibition’s title suggests, the Hucals have built up important areas of the Gallery’s collection, which are now being highlighted. Small and quickly executed preparatory sketches and studies—objects that play an indelible role in an artist's creative process—earn equal attention to finished canvases, final proofs, and end products, contributing enormously to the WAG’s capacity to facilitate primary research. A second way the Hucals have brought shadow into light is by giving works of art by significant but hitherto underrepresented (and sometimes forgotten) Winnipeg artists of the early 20th century, such as Alexander Musgrove, Alison Newton, and Caven Atkins. All of these examples are featured in the exhibition.
LEFT TO RIGHT William Arthur Winter. Clothesline, 1944. Oil on masonite. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Robert and Margaret Hucal, 2006-89
Philip Surrey. In the Café, c. 1950–1959. Oil on masonite. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Robert and Margaret Hucal, 2011-22
MyWAG | 9
Seeing Rights and Liberties: Celebrating the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Aug 9–Oct 4 • Mezzanine Gallery • Curated by Helen Delacretaz Drawn from the WAG’s permanent collection, Seeing Rights and Liberties: Celebrating the Canadian Museum for Human Rights features works that speak to the theme of human rights. Compelling images—Jack Shadbolt’s response to the atrocities he witnessed as a World War II war artist, Edward Burtynsky’s exploration of the human toll industry takes, Käthe Kollwitz’s renderings of defeated workers, and Jamasie Pitseolak’s personal account of abuse suffered at school—that immediately inform the viewer of the plights humans face. Human rights have engaged artists for centuries, whether it be the right to
practice one’s religion, to equality irrespective of gender or race, or to a clean environment and a safe place to live. The WAG collects and exhibits such artwork to further engage the topic of human rights within community dialogue. Dedicated to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is Canada’s first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, and the first to be located outside of the National Capital Region. The CMHR is known as a “museum of ideas,” a designation with which the WAG is very familiar. Indeed, the WAG
is a “museum of art,” but each of the 26,000 objects in our collection and the thousands more that we have borrowed and displayed over the years, has been informed by an idea, a concept, a message, a narrative. Art is a universal communicator, one that does not require a written or verbal language to deliver its message. Through line, colour, shape, material, movement, sound, and more, artists communicate their ideas to audiences, leaving their works open to interpretation and to being informed by individual experience.
LEFT TO RIGHT Jack Leonard Shadbolt (Canadian, born in England, 1909–1998) Image with Red Bones, 1947. Oil, charcoal on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of George Swinton and his daughters, G-98-525. Joe Fafard (Canadian, b. 1942) The Terrorized, 1988. Bronze, patina, 1/5. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of the artist, 2010-27. William Kurelek (Canadian, 1927–1977) Cross Section of Vinnitsia in the Ukraine, 1939, 1968. Ballpoint pen, house paint, wood, oil, ink, graphite on Masonite. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Smith, G-78-55
10 | FALL2014
Display of Inuit Art at Journey to Churchill Ongoing display • Curated by Darlene Wight The WAG is pleased to join Hudson at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) Journey to Churchill exhibit. We're presenting a variety of Inuit sculptures in an ongoing, rotating display. The sculptures can be found in a curved, glass showcase over six-meters long in the Gateway to the Arctic building. As visitors walk around the case to the tunnel, the view of stone sculptures shifts to a spectacular underwater view of bears and seals. The WAG first began collecting Inuit art in the 1950s when it was largely unknown and not yet understood in the south. It was Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt who first displayed Inuit art at the WAG in 1953. Today, more than half of the WAG collection consists of Inuit sculpture, prints, drawings, ceramics, and textiles—over 13,000 pieces in total. The WAG is proud to partner with the APC in their newly opened Journey to Churchill exhibit and share these carvings from our renowned collection. Learn more about one of the artists featured in this exhibit on page 24. Lucassie Ikkidluak (Canadian/Kimmirut, b. 1949). Muskox, 1992. stone, antler. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift of Dr. Harry Winrob, 2006-536
FREE ALL-NIGHT ART PARTY 7pm-4am
Sept27 Featuring Public opening of two major exhibitions: Dalí Up Close Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers MEMETIC Roaring 2020s Bracelet-making with Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Surreal films, fire dancers, and more!
Philippe Halsman Yes, but don’t try to uncover my secret (Dali’s Mustache), 1954. © Philippe Halsman Archive, New York City. Image rights of Salvador Dalí reserved. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí.
MyWAG | 11
Inuit Fantastic Art In 1967, American anthropologist Dr. Nelson Graburn sponsored a competition in Puvirnituq. In response to carvers who complained that buyers only wanted them to create realistic subjects, the competition encouraged carvers to create works of originality and imagination, independent of the usual commercial production. Puvirnituq carvers have continued to
May 31–Oct 12 • Gallery 5 • Curated by Darlene Wight
create these imaginative works ever since, some of which are featured in Inuit Fantastic Art. The exhibition also includes ivory tupilaqs from East Greenland: harmful spirits created by shamans out of bones and skin. A bizarre group of spirit sculptures created in the south Baffin Island community of Cape Dorset in the early 1960s is also presented. The fantastic
and the surreal are associated with giving imagination free rein, without the conscious control of reason and convention, and allowing the subconscious full play. These tendencies are seen in Inuit Fantastic Art through work by several graphic artists from Baker Lake.
WAG Celebrates MAWA at 30 July 17–Sept 28 • Eckhardt Hall The WAG is honouring the 30th anniversary of MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) with an exhibition featuring artists connected to this local arts organization. For three decades, MAWA has earned an international reputation for encouraging and supporting the intellectual and creative development of women artists, arts writers, and
curators in Winnipeg. MAWA: Celebrating 30 Years of Women's Art includes works from the WAG collection by various members, mentors, mentorees, and program participants over MAWA’s history. The WAG congratulates MAWA on this milestone anniversary, and recognizes it for its integral role within the fabric of Winnipeg’s artistic community.
Myra Kukiiyaut. Chased Away By the Wolfs, c. 1982. Coloured pencil on paper. Collection of the Sanavik Co-operative, Baker Lake, on long-term loan to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 52.86. Myra Kukiiyaut. Drum Dance, 1974. Coloured pencil on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired through a grant from Trans Canada Pipelines Limited, G-80-256. Myra Kukiiyaut. Evil Spirits, 1971. Coloured pencil on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired through a grant from BP Canada, G-80-190
12 | FALL2014
© Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
Brian Jungen: Vienna
Oct 4–Jan 4 • Eckhardt Hall Brian Jungen. Vienna, 2003 white polypropylene plastic chairs 125 x 850 x 130 cm National Gallery of Canada
Co-organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery
This fall, the WAG is thrilled to showcase Brian Jungen’s Vienna (2003) sculpture. Jungen was born on a family farm north of St. John, BC. His father was a Swiss émigré to Canada and his mother was First Nations, a member of the Dane-zaa Nation. Tragically, Jungen lost both parents in a fire when he was only seven years old. Raised by his father’s sister and her husband, he went on to attend the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and later completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Jungen ingeniously reimagines found objects, disassembling and reassembling them into spectacular sculptures that often reference Indigenous traditions and culture. His now famous Prototypes for New Understanding (1998-2005) repurposes Nike Air Jordan sneakers to resemble Northwest Coast Aboriginal masks. Jungen was the winner of the inaugural Sobey Art Award in 2002 and the 2010 Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The third in a series of whale sculptures by the artist since 2000, Vienna makes a
statement about cultural hybridity and institutional displays of marine life in aquariums and natural history museums. As with the earlier Shapeshifter (2000, also in the NGC collection) and Cetology (2002, collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery), Jungen transforms hundreds of common white plastic patio chairs found in discount stores around the world into a majestic whale skeleton. Whales are considered by any Indigenous groups to be an animal of great spiritual power, while whales in captivity are popular tourist attractions. With Vienna, Jungen explores the intersections and fluid boundaries between Indigenous and Western cultures. Collectively, these ubiquitous chairs form a series of transactions, with each individual purchase then being broken apart and rejoined as something altogether new. By rendering this transmutation through his artistic process, Jungen leads us to consider our own purchasing habits and the cycle of consumption we support when we purchase disposable commodities. MyWAG | 13
Sobey Art Award Comes West Nov 1–Jan 11 • Gallery 5 • Winner announced Nov 19
The exhibition will feature work by the shortlisted artists. West Coast and the Yukon: Evan Lee Prairies and the North: Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier Ontario: Chris Curreri Quebec: Nadia Myre Atlantic: Graeme Patterson
The WAG is proud to host the Sobey Art Award exhibition of shortlisted artists, marking the first time the award and show will be presented in Western Canada. The show opens November 1, with the winner announced at a gala event on November 19. The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s preeminent award for contemporary Canadian art, was created in 2002 by the Sobey Art Foundation. It's an annual prize given to an artist age 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated. In addition to the $50,000 prize awarded to the winner of the Sobey Art Award, each of the four shortlisted artists are awarded $10,000, and $500 is awarded to each of the remaining 20 longlisted artists. Since its inception, the
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has organized and administered the Sobey Art Award and its accompanying exhibition. The work of these five compelling and engaging artists will no doubt have an impact on Canadian art, and this exhibition is a chance to view the breath of work being produced today. Previously, the Sobey Art Award exhibition and gala has been held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in Montreal. Paul Butler, WAG Curator of Contemporary Art, is one of five national jury members this year. To learn more about the artists and their work, visit sobeyartaward.ca
LEFT TO RIGHT Chris Curreri. Untitled (Clay Portfolio), from portfolio of 21, 2013, gelatin silver print, 13.4 x 19.5cm. Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. It didn't row itself, 2012, acrylic
on hardboard, 40 x 30cm.
14 | FALL2014
Latreille Delage Photography
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 Venice Biennale Exhibition of Inuit Art
Canada’s entry at the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture highlights the North for the first time. Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 will feature the work of Inuit carvers who have created masterful scale models of some of the best-known buildings in the territory: schools, churches, homes, hotels, research stations. It was developed as a celebration of Nunavut’s fifteenth anniversary as a territory. Following the display at the Biennale, we are pleased to present Arctic Adaptations at the WAG and tour it
nationally, our second partnership with the Canada Council and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada in Venice.
This is an unusual exhibition, as Inuit artists seldom carve buildings, and aren't used to carving straight, flat edges; creating carvings based on blueprints; or using a belt sander. Arctic Adaptations is a team-based submission initiated and led by the design-research studio Lateral Office. It surveys a century of Arctic architecture, an urbanizing present,
Feb 27–May 3 • Gallery 6
and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable, but relatively little known, region of Canada; describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities; and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. Artic Adaptations was awarded a Special Mention to Canada by the Jury of the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture. The project was selected from 68 national participants. MyWAG | 15
PROGRAMING AND EVENTS
Bonhams Appraisal Weekend Nov 15–16, 9am–5pm Have a few rare books, a coin collection, or an old painting in your attic? Or just wonder what your grandmother’s engagement ring is worth? Bring them to the WAG November 15 and 16 to have them appraised by Bonhams. Part of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Gallery. Bonhams is a British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognized throughout the fine art, antiques, and collectors markets as a global leader. Cost of appraisal is $20 per item. Limit of four items per person. Registration is required: email email@example.com. For more information, visit wag.ca/events.
Andrew Jones is the Director of Bonhams Furniture and Decorative Arts Department in Los Angeles
LEGEND OF KIVIUQ Look for the Manitoba Puppet Theatre production of the Legend of KIVIUQ at the WAG in February 2015. Check wag.ca for details on show times. Some performances will be in French. "KIVIUQ is a timeless tale, full of colour and quiet excitement, delivered with a reverence both for the Inuit people and the most ancient of performing arts.” - Winnipeg Sun ”KIVIUQ’s beauty is quite impossible to describe… I swear it’s the closest thing we now have to a national treasure.” - Robert Enright, CBC Stereo Morning
16 | FALL2014
Berlin Dancer, 2nd century AD.
MyWAG | 17
Celebrated Greek and Roman Antiquities Coming to WAG Apr 15, 2015–Mar 31, 2016
The Greek and Roman gods and goddesses are coming to the WAG. Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Dionysus, Hera, Poseidon, Zeus, and many more will be here in April 2015 when the WAG presents Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. The WAG is one of only two venues in North America to present this exhibition of art dating from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD, through a partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums), which holds one of the finest collections of ancient art in the world. Greco-Roman civilization is the birthplace of Western architecture, politics, philosophy, theatre, sport, language,
medicine, and so much more. Olympus will highlight how prevalent these influences still are today. Major exhibitions of classical antiquities are rare in Winnipeg—the last was in 1964 when The Treasures of Tutankhamun came to the WAG. This show has been in the works for over a year, and the shipping logistics alone—such as the direct transatlantic air transport of life-size marble statues—have required the support of an international team of museum, conservation, and transport specialists from Germany and Canada. For many, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face with a sculpture created over 2000 years ago.
LEFT TO RIGHT Head in the style of the ‘Dresden Zeus’, 2nd century AD, Marble. Artemis, 125–150 AD, Marble. Aphrodite in the style of the Capitoline Venus, circa 150 AD, Marble.
Young Dionysus, mid-to-late 1st century BC, Marble. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, photographer Johannes Laurentius
18 | FALL2014
Olympus features over 160 works, including marble statues and reliefs, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases, and jewellery from the Berlin State Museums’ classical antiquities collection, drawn from the Altes Museum and the Pergamonmuseum. Rarely seen outside of Europe, the collection is one of the most significant antiquities holdings worldwide, known for its historic, cultural, and aesthetic merit. Originating in the 17th century with the Electors of Brandenburg, the antiquities collection was built over three centuries from archaeological excavations in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor from such sites as Olympia in 1845, Vulci in 1852, and Pergamon in 1878. The collection survived
the Napoleonic Wars, two World Wars, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Olympus explores the fascinating world of Greek and Roman mythology and religion, reflecting the universal preoccupation with creation, the nature of God and humankind, the afterlife, and other spiritual concerns. From the times of Homer and Hesiod, intriguing myths and legends have remained constant because of their beauty and power. A longstanding source of inspiration for the world, these stories have been renewed and interpreted with infinite variations, expressed in exciting and challenging new ways through literature, visual art, music, dance, and film.
LEFT TO RIGHT Praenestine cista (votive box), 350–300 BC, Bronze. Apollo, 1st century BC–1st century AD, Bronze. Attic red-figure hydria, 450–440 BC, Earthenware.
© Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, photographer Johannes Laurentius
MyWAG | 19
Hermes, mid-2nd century AD. 20 | FALL2014
PROGRAMING AND EVENTS
FAMILY FUN To request our quarterly family e-newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our new birthday pARTy brochure! We offer unforgettable pARTies that include a fun thematic tour of current exhibitions, an artmaking workshop, and a party room for gifts and cake. For more information, visit wag.ca/learn/ family-programs/birthdayparties.
Sun, Nov 2, 1:30–4pm • $10 for Family • FREE for Members
Unlock your imagination and step into the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and others! Bring family and friends to enjoy a fun, interactive performance; weird and wacky games of chance; a dream-inspired art workshop; and moustache-making madness. Outrageous fun for the whole family— don't forget your camera.
on WAG activities for students and teachers. Email education@wag. ca to receive quarterly updates on programs, exhibitions, and school tours. To download our bilingual 2014 School Programs Booklet or for more information on all our school programs, visit wag.ca/teachers.
Annual Holiday Party
Dec 7, 1:30–4pm • FREE
Get the holiday season off to a festive start! Bring family and friends to enjoy special music, games, hot cocoa, and cookies. The WAG elves will be on hand to help you create your own holiday ornaments to hang on our tree. Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa. It’s a party you don’t want to miss!
Fantasy: Lady Dunn, 1904-1989). Equestrian SODRAC (2014) Salvador Dalí (Spanish, Gala-Salvador Dalí/ © Salvador Dalí, Fundació
1954. Oil on canvas.
119.7 x 134.6 cm.
Wednesdays, 12:10pm • Talks and tours included with Gallery admission. Sept 10, 24 • Oct 8, 22 • Nov 5, 26 Dec 10 For a full listing of films, talks, and tours, visit wag.ca/adultprograms/Art for Lunch or receive a printed copy of the program at the first session on Sept 10 (you can also request a copy by emailing email@example.com).
Flavours of Art
Oct 24 • Nov 21 • Dec 12 The WAG's signature dinner-and-tour features a three-course exhibitioninspired fixed-menu at Storm Bistro, our rooftop restaraunt. Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner is served at 6pm; the one-hour tour begins at 7:45pm. Tickets: $50 Members, $55 nonMembers. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 204.789.1290. Featured exhibitions are Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Dalí Up Close.
k Canadian Foundation
Collection of the Beaverbroo
Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Dalí Up Close events are listed on Page 5. For up-todate information on all events and programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art for Lunch
Sign up for our Teachers’ e-newsletter to get the scoop So Surreal! Family Sunday
PART OF THE ART
MS K-12 SCHOOL PROGRA OLAIRES M à 12 SC ES MM RA OG PR 2014-2015
wag.ca/ecoles wag.ca/schools • Winnipeg Art Gallery
4343 School Program
rts de Winnipeg
• Musée des beaux-a
300 Memorial Blvd
• Winnipeg, MB •
.1290 R3C 1V1 • 204.789 AM 2014-07-25 7:21
booklet F.indd 1
MyWAG | 21
PROGRAMING AND EVENTS
Lectures Nov 15, 2pm • Elliott King Public Lecture: The Great Late Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí is one of the most popular and controversial artists of the 20th century. While his 1930s Surrealist paintings and sculptures are practically beyond reproach, the last four decades of his production starting around 1940 largely remain what one critic described as "the dark side of the moon of Dalí’s oeuvre." This lecture will investigate the implications and repercussions of Dalí’s admonishments of abstraction and use of "classic" to describe his art after 1940.
born artist, best known for his watercolour paintings and prints of pre-Confederation Manitoba, arrived with his family to the Red River Settlement, present-day Winnipeg, in 1821. In advance of this anniversary, the Ottawa-based art historian Gilbert Gignac is delivering a public lecture at the WAG on Rindisbacher, with new research that promises to transform our previous perceptions of the artist. Gignac will discuss new in-depth laboratory readings of Rindisbacher's work that reveal never before seen aspects of his creative practices, revealing hidden motives.
Workshop Nov 15, 9–5pm • Write to Art Creative Writing Workshop
Nov 20, 2pm • Gilbert Gignac Public Lecture on Peter Rindisbacher, Manitoba’s first resident artist The 200th anniversary of the arrival of Peter Rindisbacher to Canada is fast approaching. The Swiss-
A returning WAG favourite! This day of integrating creative writing and visual art is offered by renowned writers and editors Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer. An initial guided viewing of selected pieces in the exhibitions Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Dalí Up Close will be followed by a series of individual and group classroom exercises: building scene; establishing voice; developing point of view; exploring storytelling forms; and examining self- and peer-editing strategies. This workshop is open to writing and art enthusiasts of all levels of experience. Fee: $50 Members, $60 non-Members Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please call 204.789.1290 or email email@example.com.
ABOVE Peter Rindisbacher. (Canadian, born in Switzerland, 1806–1834) Purple Grackle, early 19th century. Watercolour, graphite on paper. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Acquired with funds from the Eckhardt-Gramatte Foundation and a repatriation grant from the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, G-92-104
22 | FALL2014
Michael Boss Bids Farwell to WAG Studio
After 16 years as the Head of WAG Studio, Michael Boss recently celebrated his retirement. “Michael has been instrumental to the development and success of WAG Studio,” comments Anna Wiebe, Head of Education at the WAG.“As an art educator and artist, Michael championed the role of art-making in our community and believed it should be accessible to all. Through his leadership at WAG Studio, countless children and adults have had the opportunity to engage with their creative selves and discover the power of art in their lives. We wish him well in his next chapter!” Boss will turn his focus to full-time artwork, which ranges from drawing and painting to photography, sculpture, installation, performance, and poetry. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, in the United States, Australia, Germany, and Ukraine. Previous to the WAG, Boss held the position of Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Mount Allison University and Lakehead University, and he was Head of Education at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon for seven years. To learn more about his artwork visit michaelboss.ca.
PROGRAMING AND EVENTS
WAG Studio Fall/Winter 2014 Art Classes Exercise your creativity with an art class! Choose from drawing, painting, pottery, mosaic, sculpture, mixed media, and animation. Classes are available for adults, teens, and children. Life Drawing: Open Studio 7–9:30pm • Wednesdays Sept 24–Nov 26 • $7 per class There's no formal instruction in this drop-in program, so bring your own supplies and get drawing. See more classes and register at wag.ca.
Art & Soul Save the Date February 21, 2015
Warming Hut at WAG This summer, the WAG welcomed the SKYBOX warming hut to our front ramp. Designed by third-year University of Manitoba architecture students Matt Hagen, Ryan Lewis, and Evan Taylor, SKYBOX reflects the Prairie sky with a polished aluminum interior. Look up #skyboxwpg to engage with the project on social media. This presentation of SKYBOX was made possible through the combined efforts of the WAG, the Forks Renewal Corporation, and the U of M Faculty of Architecture.
MyWAG | 23
INUIT ARTS CENTRE
Osuitok Ipeelee. Canadian (Cape Dorset) 1923-2005. Polar Bear, c. 1975. Andrew Gordon Bay marble. Winnipeg Art Gallery Hudsonâ€™s Bay Company Collection, Gift of Kathleen Richardson, G-90-949 24 | FALL2014
INUIT ART CENTRE
(from the land) The WAG is embarking on an ambitious plan to open the vault and share the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art through the development of a dedicated Inuit Art Centre (IAC) that will be open and accessible to all. As the IAC takes shape it’s guided by four principles that inform the project: sanaugait (made by hand), nunamit (from the land), qaggiq (a gathering place) and inuniq (who we are).
This is the second in a series of features introducing the WAG’s preeminent collection of Inuit art, today exceeding 13,000 works and representing 50 years of connection to the Arctic. Planning is underway for the creation of the Inuit Art Centre, designed by international architect Michael Maltzan, to provide the collection with a permanent home.
Focusing on the second of these concepts, nunamit (from the land), WAG Curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Wight, was asked to illustrate this concept by referencing one of the works from the WAG collection. She selected Polar Bear by Cape Dorset artist Osuitok Ipeelee.
Photo: Fredrica Knight
Ipeelee learned about art from his father and his land. He explored traditional art practices in various natural materials, including ivory, bone, and locally sourced serpentinite, as well as Andrew Gordon Bay marble. This unique stone is quarried from a special area on south Baffin Island, 55 kilometres east of Cape Dorset where the vein runs north from the shoreline like a white river.
The Great White One Who Walks On Ice Just as nature inspires art, so too does the material from the land inspire the subject. Of all the animals hunted by the Inuit, nanuq, the polar bear, is the most prized. It’s said that bears that don’t wish to be hunted are capable of turning themselves into other animals or chunks of ice. The hardness of Andrew Gordon Bay marble gives strength to the proud image of the upright bear—white, strong, with defined lines and shape inspired by the land.
Cape Dorset, NU
This sculpture, Polar Bear, can be seen as one of nine artworks on loan to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy Journey to Churchill exhibit. The WAG is proud to protect, preserve, and share these artistic treasures from the Arctic—nunamit.
MyWAG | 25
Connecting to the Art of the Arctic: 2015 Heart of the Artic Join Dr. Stephen Borys when you make the winning bid at this year’s Gallery Ball.
July 17–29, 2015 Canadian Artic and Greenland For more information, please contact the Volunteer Associates. Host: Lila Goodspeed at 204.255.4139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art of any cultural group is a window of opportunity for insight and understanding. What better way to experience Canada’s last frontier, and its most exotic landscape, than through the artistic outpourings of its people in their land. Inuit art has a history of over 4,000 years and each work tells a story. To confront a stone carving of a polar bear dancing to its own music or a mother nursing her newborn is to experience a glimpse of the Arctic rich with both the familiar and the exotic. The raw materials of stone, bone, and antler emerge from the Arctic landscape. Paper is a new material and used for limited edition prints and drawings.
Prints illustrate life in the communities and have become sought after by collectors. Weavings and wall hangings expand the traditional sewing skills of women and are a highly personalized art form. Adventure Canada’s 2015 Heart of the Arctic travel tour brings people together with local hosts to learn about regional customs, sample local food, and connect with Inuit art. A highlight for art lovers will be visits to the communities of Kinngait, Kimmirut, and Pangnirtung, and meetings with established and emerging artists. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the artists create and purchase their art. For full details on the itinerary, please visit adventurecanada.com.
Japan and South Korea Experience the intriguing contrasts between tradition and modernity in the Far East. Host: Bill Glanville. Please contact Bill or Sherry Glanville at 204.885.0091 for further information. Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto 26 | FALL2014
Clayton Salkeld, Design-Built
Peek Inside Some of Winnipeg’s Most Fabulous Modern Homes In Focus: Looking Back on the Home Tour José Koes, Chair, Home Tour 2014 When I suggested in 2005 to organize a Heritage Home Tour as a fundraiser for the Volunteer Associates, I had an inkling that it would succeed. Winnipeg is rich with architectural jewels, and the voyeur in all of us loves to see how other people live, particularly those in spectacular homes. The participating home owners were most generous in opening their doors and welcoming the public into their fine residences. On a sunny fall day, 600 people took the self-guided tour and we raised $17,000!
The Home Tour has continued with great success. Over the years, we have explored across the city and beyond, from unique post-war homes in Wildwood to impressive residences in Tuxedo and South Headingley. The 2014 Home Tour celebrates modern architecture and design, those wonderful angled, glassfacade structures that stand out from the crowd. Now we will have a chance to view their interiors as well. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, Sept 14 10am–4pm • Self-guided Tour • Tickets $35 The 8th Annual Home Tour returns to Crescentwood, River Heights, and Tuxedo neighbourhoods this fall. Organized by the Volunteer Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this fundraising event sheds light on some of Winnipeg’s most interesting modern houses by local architects and designers. Space is limited—don’t miss out!
wag.ca/hometour MyWAG | 27
FIND IT AT THE
LEFT TO RIGHT, TOP TO BOTTOM: NEW WAG Canvas Tote Bag, featuring Talelayu (1979) by Kenojuak Ashevak. Two more image options available • Joan Hamilton’s Black & Blue Necklace, Lava Stone, Lapis, Sterling Silver • The Designer’s Cookbook: 12 Colors, 12 Menus • Hunter by Kelly Qimipik (Cape Dorset) • Handmade Tea Cozies by Alice Phillips and Kelly Ruth • Art Matters Pencil Case by Pamela Barksy • Soda Fired Stoneware Coffee Pot by Chris Pancoe • Only at the WAG Chocolate Ulu made by Constance Popp Chocolatier • Forest Jumble Wood Puzzle & Play • Sedna Brooch by Sandy Maniakpik (Pangnirtung) • Inuit Art of Cape Dorset 2015 Wall Calendar • Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life
Gallery Shop is located on the main floor of the WAG, no admission is required. Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm, Friday, 11am–9pm, Closed Mondays 28 | FALL2014
Gallery Shop Presents
Inside Out: New Works by Charlene Brown • Feb 20–Mar15
Lake Land Sky: Recent Landscapes by Kirsten Britt Hanson • Sept 12–Oct 5 Opening reception Sept 12, 6-9pm
Opening reception Feb 20, 6–9pm
Jaco Ishulutuq Solo Exhibition Pangnirtung, Nunavut Jan 16–Feb 15 Artist Reception February 6, 6–9pm
George Arlook, Alex Alikashuak, Celina Iootna • Oct 10–Nov 2 Opening reception Oct 10, 6–9pm
Joan Hamilton Trunk Show Oct 24–26 Opening reception Oct 24, 6–9pm
Small Pleasures: New Works by Miriam Rudolph and Terry Hildebrand • Nov 7–Dec 7 Opening reception Nov 7, 6–9pm MyWAG | 29
SUPPORT THE WAG
Winnipeg Art Gallery presents
Be Part of the Art Your donation today will help the WAG inspire generations to come.
Fill out the form below or online at wag.ca/donate Name Address City/Town
I wish to remain anonymous Iâ€™d like my gift directed to one of the following areas: Youth Programs Exhibitions The Permanent Collection Endowment Area of Greatest Need
DECEMBER 3-20 See the best commercials from around the world.
Cheque (made payable to the Winnipeg Art Gallery) Cash Visa MasterCard AMEX
Credit card number Name on card
Tickets will be available in November at wag.ca
Signature Miriam Qiyuk. (Canadian/Baker Lake, b. 1933), Women and Children, 1990. Stone. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Acquired with funds from The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. in honour of the appointment of Mrs. Marjorie Drache as a Fellow of The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc., G-92-227
30 | FALL2014
SUPPORT THE WAG
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ Free Day at the WAG Winnipeg art enthusiasts got to enjoy a free visit to the WAG on June 22, 2014, thanks to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries' Free Day. Not only did visitors receive free entry into the WAG, but Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries also provided free admission for anyone who wished to view the feature exhibit, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc., organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. With crafts available for children, Free Day was a great event for the whole family. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries recruited volunteers to run stations where kids created faux stained glass. It was a fun experience for kids to create their own art and learn about exhibits in the Gallery.
ABOVE: Michaela Senkiw from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries and Judy Slivinski, WAG Director of Development. BELOW: Volunteers helping out with crafts during Free Day.
WAG Donors April 1, 2014 to July 25, 2014 $1,000 + The Gail Asper Family Foundation Inc. The Late George Richardson $500–$999 John Crabb and Marilyn Baker DeFehr Foundation Inc. Peter and Livii Foster Family Fund Margaret and W.M. Fast Alan and Erica McLaughlin $100–$499 Lee and Wayne Anderson Esther Rose and Aubie Angel Dr. I.O. Anyadike Linda Armbruster Earl J. and Cheryl Barish Mary Beamish Dianne Jane Beaven Alex and Val Berman C. Richard and Joyce Betts C. Jean Bissett Morley and Marjorie Blankstein C.D. Bredt and J. Cameron David and Sheila Brodovsky Gus Campbell Marilyn Craggs and Don Moren Paul Daeninck Marc Del Bigio and Janice Kenworthy Deb Fast and David Wiebe Prof. Robert and Dr. Linda Gold Ruth Gongos Garth Grieder Richard and Karen Howell Lesley Iredale Els and Kevin Kavanagh
“We were very happy to sponsor a Free Day at the WAG,” says Diana Soroka, Director, Community Relations and Partnerships with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.“The WAG is a Manitoba treasure and one of Canada’s leading art museums. Free Day is a great way to enjoy this magnificent building with its diverse exhibits by exploring the visual arts together as a family. In addition, Free Day provides an opportunity for our employees to volunteer their time and give back to the community by helping to make the day a memorable experience." Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries plans to host a Free Day at the WAG again next year, and the WAG is grateful for their ongoing support.
Hugette Le Gall Irene Legg Ted and Wanda Lismer Christy Little E.R. and Natalie MacDonald Marie Maguet Micheal Mendelson and Marsha Cohen David Moore Jeff Neufeld and Katrina Lee-Kwen Kathleen V. Parums Lawrie and Frances Pollard Joan Richardson Majid and Moti Shojania John Smeulders and Mae Denby Charles and Roine Thomsen Phyllis A.C. Thomson G. Les E. Ullyot United Way of Winnipeg Nancy Vincent F.C. and Estela Violago Elaine Walker Dennis and Gustine Wilton Harry and Evelyn Wray Joan Wright Six Anonymous Donors Tribute and Memorial Gifts In Honour of Elaine Margolis Anonymous Stephen and Hazel Borys Maxine Cristall Richard L. Yaffe and John Statham In Honour of Betty Searle Molly Anisman In Memory of George T. Richardson Esther Rose and Aubie Angel Stephen and Hazel Borys
Richard L. Yaffe and John Statham In Memory of John Greene The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba Gus Campbell David Moore The Winnipeg Foundation – Triple A Fund In Memory of Mardie Law Richardson Betty Ann and Sam Searle In Memory of Pat Boyce Stephen and Hazel Borys Janelle Cancade-White Carole Freeman Leonard Karr Michael Mendelson and Marsha Cohen Government Government of Canada Canada Council for the Arts Young Canada Works, Department of Canadian Heritage Province of Manitoba Bureau de l’éducation française under the aegis of the Canada/ Manitoba Program for Official Languages in Education Community Places Program, Manitoba Housing and Community Development Green Team Manitoba, Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities City of Winnipeg Winnipeg Arts Council
Other Support Arts Stabilization Manitoba Children’s Heritage Fund, Winnipeg School Division Winnipeg School Division President’s Circle +$25,000 APTN First Air Investors Group Governors Circle +$10,000–$24,000 George Warren Keates Memorial Fund Mauro Family Foundation QUALICO The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation Winnipeg Free Press Director’s Circle $5,000–$9,999 Bob FM Boeing Canada Technology Terracon Development Ltd. Herb and CeCe Schreiber Foundation Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries The McCain Foundation Melet Plastics The Leonard Foundation Curator’s Circle $2,500–$4,999 KPMG Winnipeg Art Gallery Legacy Fund Artists’ Circle $1,000–$2,499 Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Manitoba Hydro Manitoba Public Insurance McFadden Benefits & Pensions Red River Cooperative
MyWAG | 31
SUPPORT THE WAG
WAG Board of Governors Chair Ernest Cholakis (Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group)
Members at Large
Vice-Chair To be appointed
Past Chair Naomi Z. Levine (Lawyer) Chair, Building Committee Kevin Donnelly (Senior Vice President & General Manager, MTS Centre, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd.) Chair, Development Committee Alex Robinson (Business Development Manager, Graham Construction) Chair, Finance and Audit Committee Hans Andersen (Senior Manager – Audit and Assurance Group PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee Naomi Z. Levine (Lawyer) Chair, Human Resources Committee Tom Carson (Senior Fellow and Director, Canada West Foundation) President, Volunteer Associates Committee Judy Kaprowy Chair, Works of Art Committee Doneta Brotchie (FUNdamentals Creative Ventures) Ex Officio (WAG Director & CEO) Stephen Borys
32 | FALL2014
Jeff Baigrie (Partner, Pitblado Law) Herbert Enns (Professor of Architecture, University of Manitoba and Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, University of Winnipeg) Frederick G. Ford (President, Manitoba Inuit Association) Curwin Friesen (CEO, Friesens Corporation) Dwight MacAulay (Chief of Protocol, Government of Manitoba) Scott McCulloch Ovide Mercredi Lisa Meeches (Executive Producer & President, Eagle Vision Inc.) Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. Appointment
New Board Chair and Director Emerita Dr. Ernest Cholakis replaces Brian Bowman as WAG Board of Governors Chair. Cholakis obtained his DMD in 1982 from the University of Manitoba and his MBA in 2002 from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Cholakis is an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Dental Practice Management Studies. He’s also the Founding Chairperson of the Deans Advisory Board, Faculty of Dentistry, U of M. In 2012, Cholakis was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his “significant professional achievements and philanthropic contributions to the province of Manitoba." In other WAG Board transitions, Jim Ripley completed two terms, serving six years. New members include: Frederick G. Ford, President, Manitoba Inuit Association; Herbert Enns, Professor of Architecture, U of M, and Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, University of Winnipeg; Jeff Baigrie, Partner, Pitblado Law; and Lisa Meeches, Executive Producer & President, Eagle Vision Inc. Former WAG Director and curator Patricia E. Bovey has been appointed Director Emerita for her work advancing the mandate of the WAG. The honour is well-deserved for her contributions to arts and culture at the WAG, in Winnipeg, and across the country.
Tom Carson (Senior Fellow and Director, Canada West Foundation) Province of Manitoba Appointments Manju Lodha (Artist, Creative Writer, and Multicultural/Multifaith Educator and Learner) Valerie Shantz (Council on PostSecondary Education) City of Winnipeg Appointment Paula Havixbeck (City Councillor – Charleswood-Tuxedo Ward)
Volunteer for School Programs Enroll today in our exciting and educational Volunteer Training Program. Learn how to offer enriching interactive tours and workshops focusing on our upcoming Dalí and Olympus exhibitions. Help us bring the world to Winnipeg! Email email@example.com or call 204.789.1763. LEFT TO RIGHT Philippe Halsman. Yes, but don’t try to uncover my secret (Dali’s Mustache) (detail), 1954. © Philippe Halsman Archive. Image rights of Salvador Dalí reserved. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2014. Head in the style of the ‘Dresden Zeus’, 2nd century AD. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, photographer Johannes Laurentius
10x20x20 FREE EVENT AT THE WAG
BUILDING TO A
Qualico is proud to support the Winnipeg Art Gallery as they continue to showcase exhibits that provide an opportunity for learning, discovery and inspiration.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19th DOORS OPEN AT 7PM, PRESENTATIONS AT 8PM sponsored by
in collaboration with
HUT K 200 PRINCESS STREET (NEW LOCATION)
Saturday, October 18
GALLERYBALL2014 Experience the black-tie event of the season All proceeds support Youth Outreach and Education programs at the WAG Inquiries 204.789.1767 • firstname.lastname@example.org galleryball.wag.ca • #galleryball
Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1
34 | FALL2014