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Winnipeg Art Gallery

WINNIPEG

Once again it’s the Return of the Impressionists. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is running two concurrent exhibitions, French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 and The Impressionists on Paper from June 16, to September 9, 2018.

The first, French Moderns, consists of more than 60 works including those by Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Matisse, Monet, Morisot and Renoir among others. These come from the Brooklyn Museum in New York and will be shown alongside paintings from the WAG’s collection. The second, Impressionists on Paper comes from the permanent collection of the National Gallery.

Taken together the two exhibitions feature works by more than 60 artists in a variety of media, painting, watercolours, pastels, drawing and sculpture.

 

Summer 2018

Once again it’s the Return of the Impressionists…

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is exhibiting The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The photographs of Harold Edgerton, running through until April 9, 2017.

Edgerton was an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose experiments with strobe lights during the 1930s morphed into the development of a new camera ash device that captured stillness in motion. Edgerton became famous for the pictures that followed, lush shots of bullets travelling through apples and pole vaulters climbing through space in individual frames.

Eventually Edgerton would turn his camera to capturing liquid droplet formation and the movements of animals and athletes, as well as some beautiful images of bullets passing through a variety of objects. This would lead to The National Geographic dubbing him “The Man Who Made Time Stand Still.”

WAG acquired 60 Edgerton prints from MIT in 2013 and this exhibition is made up of 31 of those prints.

Also on View in Winnipeg is Starting with Rodin, staged to celebrate Rodin’s 176th birthday. The exhibition is slated to run through into the Spring. The centerpiece consists of the recently donated major bronze Danaid. The exhibition is made of 30 pieces from the museum’s collection bringing together those who came before Rodin and those whom he influenced.

Winter 2017

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is exhibiting The Man Who Made Time Stand Still: The photographs of Harold Edgerton, running through until April 9, 2017…

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Karel Funk, from June 11 through to October 2, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The gallery is presenting the work of hometown artist Karel Funk, a Canadian artist who stands poised to breakout into international art scene stardom. Although some aspects of his work appear to carry forward Alex Colville’s mantel Funk is a hyperrealist mining a very Canadian vein.

Funk’s recent work focuses on single isolated figures wearing high performance outerwear against a white backdrop. Over the years the figures themselves have slowly disappeared. Funk’s work is held in major institutions including the National Gallery of CanadaWhitney Museum of American Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Solomon R. Guggenheim and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Summer 2016

Karel Funk, June 11- October 2, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery…

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There are a couple of interesting things going on at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. There first you might call a bit of a retrospective and the second you might call a bit of a miracle. L.L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910-1920, running until June 7, 2015, examines some luminescent work by the Manitoba artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. FitzGerald’s work in trying to honestly record the effect of light and atmosphere have resulted in some wonderful works that deserve to be appreciated to a greater extent than they are.

And now, here’s the miracle: Elisapee Ishulutaq Yesterday and Today, running until June 14, 2015. The work consists of one large mural done in oil stick on paper. It shows the dif ferences between when Ishulutaq was young and the world around her in Pangnirtung now.

The miracle part of it all is that the work was commissioned by Darlene Coward Wight, Curator of Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, when Elisapee was 90 years old in 2014.

Wight had been aware of Elisapee for some time and so she should have. Elisapee Ishulutaq is one of the last if not the last original artist from the Pangnirtung experimental print shop in 1970. Her work is famous and has been used as the basis for tapestries. She is also a member of the Order of Canada.

The charming part of all of this is that if you want more insight into the creation of art you can watch it being done in a seven minute video that is completely both charming and fascinating. You can see the video on the Winnipeg Art Gallery website in the current exhibition section or look Elisapee Ishulutaq up on YouTube.

Spring 2015

There are a couple of interesting things going on at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. There first you might call a bit of a retrospective and the second…

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery has had the good grace to snap up that travelling exhibition, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery September 27, 2014 to January 25, 2015 .

The exhibition consists of some 75 masterworks by artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Delacroix, Sargent, Sickert, Sisley, Sutherland, Turner, Freud and Dali and iconic Canadian artists such as Krieghoff, Morrice, Harris and Carr, Milne, Gagnon and the Group of Seven.

Autumn 2014

The Winnipeg Art Gallery has had the good grace to snap up that travelling exhibition, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery September 27, 2014 to January 25, 2015…