Sunday, October 5, 2008


Joan Scaglione's latest exhibition, Regeneration, at Gallery 1C03 came into being over the course of more than one year of discussion and planning.

On October 22, Joan drove from Regina to Winnipeg, hauling the raw materials for her installation with her. Thanks to the assistance of a great team of individuals including G1C03's preparator, Glen, U of W's Shipper/Receiver, Ed, and three volunteers from The University of Winnipeg Collegiate, we were unable to unload these items in just over one hour. Whew! The installation began the following day and moved along quite smoothly.

The exhibition kicked off with a reception from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on September 25, 2008. It was very well attended and the occasion was marked by very insightful words provided by Mark Burch, the University of Winnipeg's Director of the Office of Sustainability.

The following day at 12:30 p.m., Joan gave an artist talk that very articulately put her latest work into a wider frame of context. She succinctly described the motivations of her practice and chronicled the stages of personal exploration she underwent in order to reach her current aesthetic and conceptual sensibilities. Her artist talk was accompanied by an exhibition walk through of the gallery that also led participants to the installation on Alumni Green.

This past week, Joan’s exhibition was covered in The Uniter in an piece by Courtney Schwegel. In a few weeks, we look forward to reading Whitney Light’s review in Uptown Magazine.

Joan Scaglione: Regeneration
runs until October 22, 2008.

And remember: All are welcome and admission is always free! Join us Monday - Friday from 12:00 - 4:00 and on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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