The Tablets, 2016, Installation is 16 1/2 feet X 22 feet.
January 7 to February 26, 2017
- Artist Visit and Public Event Dates TBA
Organized by Art Gallery of Swift Current
and the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery
Curated by Kim Houghtaling, AGSC and Jennifer McRorie, MJM&AG
With an international reputation spanning more than four decades, Saskatoon-based sculptor Douglas Bentham’s newest exhibition The Tablets represents the artist’s first installation piece. Comprised of 32 sculptural works installed in symmetrical rows, The Tablets exhibition presents a collection of metal assemblages of richly textured bronze and brass panels infused with fractured text, numbers and dates. The presentation of these tablet-like constructions contributes to a layered, overarching narrative of time, history, mortality and the general fragility of the human condition.
Exhibition Publication available with critical essay by art professional Jeffrey J. Spalding.
Artwork by Douglas Bentham has been presented at AGSC on occasion over past decades. The large scale abstract sculpture titled “Open Series IV” produced in 1977 and located at the entrance to the Gallery-Library in the RC Dahl Centre since 1978 is by Saskatchewan artist, Douglas Bentham. “Open Series IV” was purchased through funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Unique monumental public sculpture by Douglas Bentham are located in many cities across Canada.
Public viewing during regular gallery hours is free and everyone is welcome!
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Exhibition Viewing Hours:
Monday to Thursday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed for special events, statutory holidays, during exhibition changes, and Sundays in July and August.
(Dates and hours subject to change due to special events and availability of volunteers. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.)