September 30 - November 19
GPAG has a strong interest in fine craft, an area of creativity that too often still suffers marginalization in the art world. Exhibitions like Dimensions that feature the work of contemporary crafts persons are important to dispelling the artificial divide that exists between ‘art’ and ‘craft’. Instead they show us the incredibly rich and diverse range of media available to all creative practitioners. It is a true pleasure to bring these fabulous works to Grimsby as part of our sesquicentennial programming, which continues to feature the many connections that exist between communities across Canada.
As the only open, juried, touring exhibition of Fine Craft in Saskatchewan, Dimensions is a unique and important opportunity for the province’s crafts people. Every two years the Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) invites submissions; 109 crafts people submitted 183 entries to be considered for Dimensions 2017. Jurors Belinda Harrow of Regina and Jenna Stanton of Medicine Hat selected the 36 works that make up this intriguing exhibition. In their statement the jurors emphasized the value of the juried process to building a strong creative community. They also expressed their satisfaction that a large percentage of the artisans whose works they had selected were emerging practitioners, which bodes well for the continued strength and development of Saskatchewan’s creative community.
The GPAG is pleased to present Dimensions and thanks the SCC for making this exciting exhibition possible.
This exhibition has been generously sponsored by Kinsmen Club of Grimsby