Folk and Contemporary Art Narratives of Life on the Prairies
November 1, 2019 - January 18, 2020
A Prairie Vernacular presents a stunning array of historic and contemporary vernacular artworks from the Canadian prairies, based on shared interest in prairie experience, culture, environment and sensibilities as compelling sources for artistic practice. Adopting the materials, methods and motivations of a folk aesthetic, these works reflect on memories and histories of life on the prairies and present visual narratives rife with humour, fantasy, myth, politics, religion, and the prairie gothic.
Co-curated with the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.
Music for the public reception provided by the Eliza Doyle Trio
About Eliza Doyle
Bright, feisty, and fierce, this banjo playin’ troubadour of exceptional talent and vision delivers a live show with energy that goes beyond the stage with her spontaneous and contagious energy. Eliza Doyle is an international award winning Saskatchewan artist who, together with her band Paula McGuigan on upright bass and Liza Holder on guitar, can be described as sweet as honey and raw as hide