Cherak and Enns at The Edge Jul2016
The Edge Gallery is pleased to bring you its very first Stampede Exhibition, featuring two well respected and accomplished artists: Shelagh Cherak and Maureen Enns.
ABOUT FACE – Shelagh Cherak
"This new series inspired by the Calgary Stampede Exhibition is called About Face. It deals with “the gaze”, a term which was popularized by Jacques Lacan. In About Face, figures are viewed from behind and each was captured without the knowledge that they were being studied. It is the viewer who may experience psychological unease or “the gaze” because it is the viewer who is watching someone else’s private moment. About Face uses body language, gesture, and attire to capture one’s personality without showing their face. This unique view of being captured from behind fills in visual blanks."
WILD HORSES – Maureen Enns
It has taken me 10 years to create this body of work. Since the publication of my book, Wild Horses, Wild Wolves in 2013, I have continued to document the re-wilding of the equine species in the Ghost Forest of Alberta. My drawings boldly reflect the wild and the free in the horses and their incredible pride reminiscent of images of First Nations peoples at the beginning of the 20th century. My paintings have a utopian quality, reflecting upon a positive future for the Ghost wild horses and their wolves.