For four decades Joe Fafard has created a body of work that has found a permanent place in people's hearts and minds. His subject matter ranges from common farm animals to public and historical figures, including Pierre Trudeau, Crowfoot, Emily Carr, and Vincent van Gogh. His work unifies diverse aspects of our society—urban and rural values; French, English, and Aboriginal relations; heroism and humour in everyday life. Fafard's work is regionally rooted yet universal, standing as an example of art celebrated both critically and by the general public.
This retrospective exhibition traces the material and thematic development of Fafard's oeuvre. The 70 pieces in the exhibition range from his small and intimate early figurative sculptures to the elegant and monumental statuary of his later career, from caricature to portraiture and from the traditional to the humourous.
Joe Fafard has been organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the National Art Gallery of Canada. Organisée par la MacKenzie Art Gallery et le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada.
This project has been made possible in part through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts. Associate sponsor: Red River Cooperative Ltd. Supported by Mayberry Fine Art. Media sponsor: 102.3 CLEAR FM
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Meet artist Joe Fafard at the opening of his exhibition.
Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 7am to 10pm
Exclusive access to the exhibition Joe Fafard before it opens to the public
Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 11am to 6pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 12:10pm to 1pm
- Tuesday 11am-5pm
- Wednesday 11am-5pm
- Thursday 11am-5pm
- Friday 11am-9pm
- Saturday 11am-5pm
- Sunday 11am-5pm
- Closed Monday