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Current Exhibition
Todd Schick: Auto Select
Curated by the Yorkton Regional High School Photo 30 Class
January 25 to February 29, 2016
Yorkton area photographer Todd Schick brought a series of images to the gallery in November 2015 and asked for our impressions of his work. The photos were very good, a diverse selection but with clear areas of interest. An exhibition in our Atrium community gallery was the obvious next step.
By coincidence, the following month Chad MacDowell brought his YRHS Photo 30 class to Haley Polinsky’s food photography exhibition. While polite and very respectful in person, in their written assignments to assess the images and the presentation, they were harshly critical of the work done by the curator! And since I had curated that show, I was delighted to receive honest and unedited criticism of my work.
The group impressed me with their skills observing and articulating ideas regarding context and aesthetic choices. I invited them to re-arrange the photographs in that exhibition to correct the deficiencies they identified, and it was a stronger show after their changes. So I asked them to curate Todd Schick’s exhibition and select the images for his show. All the images in the main floor lobby and in the Atrium gallery on the 2nd floor were chosen by the class.
Todd Schick https://www.instagram.com/toddschick/ is an emerging photographer with a great eye for detail, shape, colour and geometry. Todd shoots landscape, nature, the built environment and people, but very often photographs places empty of people and objects no longer used by people. Todd is an active member of the Yorkton Photography Guild.

Donald Stein
Director, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Current Exhibition
Jennifer Crane: Dear Edward
January 18 to February 26, 2016
Dear Edward is Jennifer Crane's reverie and whimsical response to the photographs and writings of Edward Weston, an iconic figure of 20th century photography. A series of large prints derived from medium format images taken with a pinhole camera are complemented by text panels of letters Crane writes to Weston. Responding to journal entries published in "The Daybooks of Edward Weston" she creates a personal voice for the viewer in a space that resonates both simplicity and substance.

Current Exhibition
Money, Sovereignty & Power
The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine
January 11 - February 26, 2016
In the wake of the Great War, from the detritus of imperial collapse there emerged a new political order of nation-states. Amongst the newly established entities there appeared an independent, sovereign Ukraine. From the outset, Ukraine was the object of invasion and its survival was in doubt. Nevertheless, in the search for legitimacy, extraordinary efforts were made to affirm the state’s sovereign, national character. This was to be accomplished by consciously connecting with Ukraine’s historical past both to invoke precedence and to encourage a narrative of political continuity. The symbols introduced in the currency of Ukraine during this revolutionary period were examples of this process.
Curated by Bohdan Kordan, Director, Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

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