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Family Matters

An Exhibition by Shanyse Wehner

April 25 - 29, 2016,

Reception: April 29, 7-10pm


Starting with a painted version of her family’s only complete group portrait, Shanyse Wehner was struck by how little she knew of her brothers and sisters. At least 10 years younger than her next-oldest sibling, her lack of awareness comes as no surprise. Nevertheless, the handicap did nothing to soothe her desire to know more. The paintings in this exhibition draw from a collection of domestic photographs from before she could remember. Formally, the results are a testament to the artist’s obvious aptitude for portraiture, but on a psychic plane Family Matters is a meditation on the inevitable inscrutability of familial relations.



For more information about 2016 BFA exhibitions please refer to the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery Pamphlet Series:

February 22 - 26: Issue 1: Jannik Plaenter and Joshua Wade (Essay by Stephanie Turtle)

February 29 - March 4: Issue 2: Garrison Berger, Ashley Ridley, Varya Vinogradova (Essay by Patrick O’Reilly)

March 7 - 11: Issue 3: Candace Chickowski, Emily M. Kohlert, Leanne Munchinsky (Essay by Brianne Jael Davis)

March 14 - 18: Issue 4: Michelle Gagné, Mardee Xamin, Paul C. Panko (Essay by Kristina Parzen)

March 21 - 25: Issue 5: Samra Sheikh, Qiming Sun, Pascal Dimnik (Essay by Cole Thompson)

March 28 - April 1: Issue 6: Floranne St. Amand, Brandon Panasiuk, Amy Prive (Essay by Stephanie Simonot)





Wanuskewin Heritage Park

"Mnemonic (Re) Manifestations" Barry Ace | "Siigwan" Patricia Ningewance & Priscilla Settee | April 22 - June 30 | Reception: April 23, 2-5pm


For more information visit: Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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