Heather Cline’s Quiet Stories opens at Dunlop Art Gallery

Jan. 11, 2018

Heather Cline’s Quiet Stories opens at Dunlop Art Gallery

Quiet Stories, by Regina artist Heather Cline, showcases the live voices of Canadians across the country, speaking against the backdrop of evocative paintings. The exhibition combines recordings of personal stories that span the country, from the farmer driving a combine in rural Manitoba, to fruit growers in the orchards of British Columbia. Each voice is paired with beautiful background landscapes of rural scenes and other community imagery. The paintings and the narratives pull the viewer into an intimate contact that reminds us of our identity as Canadians as well as of the importance and complexity of our unique experience. 

Quiet Stories, curated by Wendy Peart, will open at the Dunlop Art Gallery on January 13. The exhibition was 10 years in the making, and features 22 paintings accompanied by viewer-triggered audio boxes containing over 180 personal stories by residents from across Canada. 

Cline has exhibited across Canada, and her work is held in many public collections, such as the Colart Collection, The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern and the Saskatchewan Legislature Building. In 2014 Cline received the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Arts & Learning. She is represented by Slate Fine Art Gallery in Regina and The Gallery/Art Placement in Saskatoon.

Quiet Stories will be open from January 13 to March 14, at Sherwood Gallery.  Held in conjunction with a companion exhibition at Slate Fine Art Gallery, a reception will be held at Slate Fine Art on Thursday, January 11, from 5:00-8:00 pm, at 2078 Halifax St.

Image credit line:

Heather Cline, Home Camp, 201, acrylic on panel. Photo: courtesy of the artist.


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