Remai Modern Art Gallery is a newly established museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon. When we were visiting town for a few days, a lot of friends and locals told us we needed to come here to check out the space as well as the Pablo Picasso exhibit.
We got our tickets at the main level and was $12 for general admission.
Four Times Sol LeWitt UpsideDown, Version Point to Point
When you walk in, there are a lot of seating areas and a beautiful installation by Haegue Yang called “Four Times Sol LeWitt UpsideDown, Version Point to Point”. It’s huge and made of Venetian blinds, which is an awesome material to use.
Untitled Curtain 7
This is located on the third floor by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. It is a curtain made out of aluminum and the shape was quite unique. It looks great, so make sure to walk through it.
One of my favourite installations was by Pae White titled “Lucky Charms”. The neon lights are presented in fun shapes and its illuminating the stairwell.
When we were here, Pablo Picasso linocut prints were on display and it gave visitors a glimpse of one of his many passions – bull fighting.
At the age of 70, Picasso began working in the linocut technique, creating posters for bull-fights in Vallauris, France.
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the Universe
Jimmie Durham has a detailed eye for materials and textures that go into his art pieces. He has an interesting approach to putting pieces together that speak to the complexities of historical narratives and notions of authenticity.
Whether it be an old shirt, pipes, rocks, or a tire, these all the equal weight and he bends them into a way that it gets incorporated into his work.
It’s simple yet complex with a bit of humour in some pieces.
As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Those were a few of the exhibits that we saw at Remai Modern Art Gallery in Saskatoon. $12 is not a bad price to pay for entry, but the Art Gallery isn’t as large as I would have expected. It is 11,582-square-metres, so not as big in comparison to the ones in Vancouver and Toronto. On the plus side, there are some good artists and pieces curated as part of their exhibits.
102 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK