RPL - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed with students from Prairie Sky School: Tacky Forms
Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach
Community Art Exhibit Dates:
September 16 to October 4, 2017, Dunlop Sherwood Gallery, 6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Saturday, September 16, 1:00-2:00 pm
Tacky Forms documents the artistic output of students from Prairie Sky School, who engaged in a weeklong community art project led by Vancouver-based artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed in June 2017. Using the subject of bubblegum as a starting point, the artists harnessed “kid knowledge” to guide a collaborative investigation addressing the production, packaging, and physical properties of gum. The students made their own fresh bubblegum from scratch and designed humorous packaging and insert cartoons for their creations, thinking about the ways that gum and candy are consumer products marketed toward kids like themselves. They also considered the subversive potential of gum as an artistic medium, producing “gum sculptures” – the likes of which might decorate the undersides of desks, chairs, and tables, much to the chagrin of parents and teachers.
Please join us for the opening reception of this fun exhibit that celebrates the creativity and wild sense of humour of Prairie Sky School’s middle years students, sheds light on Jickling and Reed’s playful-yet-critical collaborative practice, and highlights some of the important Outreach work that Dunlop Art Gallery does in Regina’s communities.
For more information:
Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach
Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina Public Library