COMMUNITY GALLERY | SEPTEMBER 2 – OCTOBER 16, 2021 OPENING RECEPTION | THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 7:30 PM
Under the mentorship of Brenna George, artists Kelly Klick, Kelly Murray, Alexandra Ross, and Cyndi Wiebe built bodies of work over the course of a year that was defined by a global pandemic.
As part of the 2020-21 Manitoba Art Network and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Rural Artist Mentorship Program, the artwork of the exhibition Conflux was created in simulated proximity. All based in rural communities, these artists are no strangers to isolation, giving them a unique perspective, including profound gratitude for the technologies and resources that allowed them to gather. The artists’ approaches, motivations, and priorities are as varied as the stories they tell, but they are united in the appreciation of radical care as a generative force. Like the power, volume and velocity that might occur at the conflux of four rivers, these artists credit their coming-together with an amplification of their practices–a true testament to the value of mentorship.
PERFORMANCE | TO TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH BY ALEXANDRA ROSS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
READING | MOLLY & SPACE FOR ADVENTURE BY CYNDI WIEBE | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
images, left to right: Alexandra Ross, Arrival Root (2021) Mixed media; Cyndi Wiebe, Onward (2021), Watercolour and pen on paper; Kelly Klick, Herbal Persuasion (2021), Brown Betty teapot, wire, cord, wool, beads, veil; Kelly Muray, Waterwheel (2021) Watercolour on paper.