The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum has two new exhibitions in its gallery spaces.
These exhibits opened on Nov. 20 and will remain until Jan. 15, 2021. Three Saskatchewan artists are showcasing their artwork.
In the Gallery I space, Context is Everything by Monique Martin is on display. Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist from Saskatoon. She has exhibited her artwork in more than 242 significant solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 10 countries. More than 50 of these were solo exhibitions in public galleries.
Renowned international curators have selected her artwork for various exhibits worldwide. Her works are held in more than 44 public and private collections.
Martin’s artwork often uses significant symbols or comments on contemporary social issues. She creates bodies of work rather individual pieces and focuses on specific concepts. Martin undertakes extensive research prior to creating her work, often incorporating historically significant symbols and images to express her ideas. Her works push the boundaries of standard printmaking: enormous scale printmaking, installation-based printmaking and working with three dimensions in printmaking.
She has also been an artist in residence in many countries.
Martin was one of several artists who participated in the Inside-Out installation at Woodlawn Regional Park this summer. She contributed the dandelions located on the trails near Fresh Air Fitness.
In Gallery No. 2 space, the EAGM has Fabricated Nature by Estevan’s Cheryl Andrist and Wolseley’s Marilynn Malo.
Andrist and Malo were the joint winners of the Estevan Arts Council’s 2019 Evelyn Johnson Memorial Adjudicated Art Show, which earned them the exhibit at the EAGM. They submitted separate works and collaborated on one piece for their exhibition.
Andrist received her bachelor of fine arts in 2004 from the University of Regina, where she majored in printmaking. She has exhibited at the Fifth Parallel Gallery and her artwork was included in a touring exhibition for the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. She was the 2004 winner of the BMO First Art Competition and in 2009 won a proposal from the City of Estevan to install a public sculpture at the front entrance of the Estevan Leisure Centre.
Malo has exhibited in several shows across the province and has a piece of artwork in the Saskatchewan Arts Board permanent collection. She served as a board member on the Saskatchewan Arts Board for several years, and was also the owner of Malo Gallery and Gifts in Indian Head.