COMMON / OPPOSITES GALLERY TALKS
THE ARTIST AND THE CURATOR
Saturday, November 24, 3-5 pm
As part of our Month of Ceramics and coinciding with the November 24 reception for the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies exhibition “Les Manning Common / Opposites” (November 7-December 5), we are pleased to have Les Manning and Joanne Marion (curator, Esplanade) speaking about the exhibition and ceramics in general at our gallery.
Continue the discussion down Bear Street at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies reception at 7 pm.
Manning’s new works show a rich emotional and metaphorical register while drawing deeply upon his personal experiences and knowledge of Canada’s lands. Juxtaposing forms, textures and colours, Manning evokes the monumental reach of modernism as an artistic endeavour. Playful references to the humble objects of everyday lighten his sophisticated and contemporary appreciation of the more base aspects of nature, to reveal the rich and contradictory poetry of our ordinary world.