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Forest Encounters

November 20, 2018 - January 18, 2019


K. Lochhead, J. Kakegamic, G. Kakegamic, J. Sures, D. Becker, S. Gauthier, J. Hudson, E. Landseer, J. Shadbolt, J. Butler, A. Shives, C. Maas, P. Karpik, M. Morris, A. Smith, G. Swinton, T. Onley, V. Fanshaw, L.L. Fitzgerald, E. Inukpaluk, D. Munro, A. Keno, J. Harper, I. Eyre, R. Nelson, J. Falk, G. Ferguson, D. Reichert, C. Pratt, B. Bobak, O.M. Curry, and H.E. Bergman.

Organized by: Jamie Wright

School of Art Gallery – Main Gallery
November 20, 2018 – January 18, 2019

Drawing Tour: Gallery to Greenhouse
November 22, 12:00 noon, Main Gallery

The School of Art Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibit titled Forest Encounters in its Main Gallery. Imagining the woodlands as a setting where artworks of diverse styles and mediums might meet, Forest Encounters provides a narrative backdrop from which audiences are invited to contemplate the forest as a universal source of symbolism, and wellspring for artistic interpretation. Whether urban or outlying, filtered with light, or darkened under the shadows, this is the setting where mysterious creatures lurk, secret lovers meet, hermits stow away, and many other weird and wonderful adventures take place. A utopia where 21st century humans go to find inner peace, or the edge of a dangerous threshold separating wilderness from civilization, the idea of the forest has been interpreted, and re-interpreted through endless forms of visual language.

Featuring artworks from the Gallery’s permanent collection, the exhibited paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings are attributed to artists including: Ontario artists Joshim and Goyce Kakegamic, Manitoba artists Ann Smith and Alex Keno, Inuit sculptors Pauloosie Karpik and Eli Inukpaluk, many others.

For more information about the exhibit, visit http://umanitoba.ca/schools/art/ForestEncounters.html.

Visit us:
School of Art Gallery
University of Manitoba
255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road

Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed on statutory holidays.

Accessibility: The School of Art (ARTlab) is accessible. To obtain an accessible parking pass, contact Parking Servicesat 204-474-9483 or email  parking_services@umanitoba.ca.

Parking: ARTlab is located on Dafoe Road next door to Taché Hall and Drake Centre. To find nearby parking, click here.


November 20, 2018
January 18
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School of Art Gallery
University of Manitoba, 255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada
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