We're so happy that Heather Cline is kicking off her exhibition tour for Quiet Stories From Canadian Places at Godfrey Dean Art Gallery. Yorkton is proud to be the first stop on this Canada 150 celebration journey that's taking the exhibition across Saskatchewan to Alberta and BC.
Over the past ten years, Regina-based artist Heather Cline has been quietly gathering stories from local residents in communities across Canada, collecting personal and regional history. Through a series of artist residency projects and public engagements, she did such diverse activities as interviewing farmers on combines in Manitoba, fruit growers in Vernon and school children in Ardrossan, Alberta.
The interviews inspired Cline to paint different geographical locations, connecting with the subject matter through other people’s experiences of place. Excerpts from the audio collection are interspersed among the paintings to create the audience experience.
Artist Reception at 2pm Sunday, January 29
At the artist reception Heather talked about her painting odyssey, the many wonderful people who took part, and the highly refined painting techniques she uses to make the works feel like they're glowing with light. She also made these cool time lapse videos of the opening!
CBC Radio - Regina artist set to commemorate Canada’s 150
DZine Trip ‘Quiet Stories Packs a Powerful Punch’ by John Thomson
CTV Yorkton - Saskatchewan artist finds beauty in the ordinary
Heather Cline’s website with photographs of the paintings