The Front

  • SASKATCHEWAN ATOMIC MUTANT MONSTER PSYCHOTRONIC FILM POSTERS by Dave Geary

    February 19 - March 31 2016

    BOOK LAUNCH MARCH 26th 1:00-4:00pm at 224 20th Street West

    Saskatchewan Atomic Monster Psychotronic Film Posters is a poster and book installation by local artist and activist David Geary.

    Geary’s installation consists of numerous prints, books and ephemera inspired by psychotronic film posters. Each piece depicts satirical narratives of Saskatchewan icons as mutated monster horror stories. From “Curse of the Uranium Demon” to “Sassy the South Saskatchewan River Monster, the film posters offer a critical view of the province’s environmental history. Also exhibited will be the process and design work of the posters which reveal the artist’s graphic and creative processes.

    Some of the posters for the upcoming exhibition at Storefront have been shown at international environmental film exhibitions in Vienna, Austria and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some of the images have also been reproduced in the book Radiating Posters, published by WISE laka, Amsterdam, 2011.

    Geary is a Saskatoon based multi-disciplinary artist working in video, graphic art, zines, and bookworks. He has written and published many articles on architecture, 20th century art history, and visual popular culture. Some of these publications include The Structurist (art journal), Topia, Canadian Art Magazine, Harrowsmith, The National Post, Saskatoon History Review, Rhythm, and New West Review.

    Click here for UnFramed Radio's podcast interview with Dave Geary about this exhibition.

     

  • 66 Physiognomies

    The Storefront is pleased to display the final work for 66 Physiognomies by Jinzhe Cui. Cui has been working with the City of Saskatoon's Placemaker program to explore how artists have created public art in this city. Her 33 foot long ink painted scroll depicts the various neighbourhood's public art in a beautiful flow of narrative.

    On view until January 15, 2016.

     

  • Sounds Like V - David Jensenius

  • CITY DWELLERS

    City Dwellers is an exhibition that examines what it means to live in a city. The show will explore how buildings, people, amenities and infrastructure shape the urban fabric of a city and ultimately affect our happiness and sense of community.

    City Dwellers features architectural installations, educational text and integrated product design to illustrate how and why we live in cities. Urban design is discussed and illustrated through the first person experience: the places we live, the routine of our daily lives and the impact that spaces have on our lives. The viewer is invited to explore the private and public realms of urban dwelling and discover what it means to be part of a city’s vibrant fabric.

    “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” - Jane Jacobs

  • Roger Bywater

    Remai Modern Museums 3.0 series, featuring Roger Bywater

    Friday, February 27
    Pop-up shop & reception, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    at Storefront, 224 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK


    Publisher Roger Bywater is the focus of the latest event in the Museums 3.0 program series at Remai Modern in Saskatoon. Through his imprints, Bywater Bros. and Smoke Room, Bywater publishes artists’ books and editions by prominent national and international artists. He will be introducing his latest releases at The Storefront at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow. This free event is open to the public.

    Bio
    Roger Bywater holds an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, as well as a diploma in sculpture from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. Bywater has extensive experience as a curator, dealer, and publisher. During his eight years as director/curator at Art Metropole, Bywater edited numerous publications, while operating its Little Cockroach Press Series, and organizing exhibitions by Hans-Peter Feldmann, Martin Creed, Rodney Graham, and other artists. In 2001, Bywater established the Goodwater Gallery in Toronto with John Goodwin. During a four-year span, this private gallery functioned as a project room to present solo exhibitions by emerging and established artists, who created work specifically for the gallery. Bywater continues to work independently with artists on a project-to-project basis through his imprint, Bywater Bros. Editions, which publishes artists’ books and editions from various artists working in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

     

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