David Thauberger: Road Trips and Other Diversions

October 17, 2015 - January 31, 2016

David Thauberger, Dance Hall, 1980, 115.0 x 172.9 cm, acrylic, glitter on canvas. Collection of
the Mendel Art Gallery. Purchased 1981

David Thauberger, Dance Hall, 1980, 115.0 x 172.9 cm, acrylic, glitter on canvas. Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery. Purchased 1981.

In David Thauberger’s vision, the vernacular architecture of the prairies bursts with pop art iridescence. Familiar buildings like legion halls, grain elevators, diners and small town bungalows are flattened into postcard-like pictures that glow with neon colours and hyper-real skies. Thauberger’s buildings are emblems of prairie social and community life and suggest connection and transformation in an often inhospitable prairie environment.

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Road Trips and Other Diversions is the first comprehensive overview of this Canadian artist’s work. The exhibition features paintings, prints and ceramics gathered from public and private collections across Canada, and examines key themes and working processes developed by Thauberger’s more than 40 years as a thinker and a maker.

David Thauberger: The Vernacular Man trailer

Links

www.thauberger-roadtrips.ca/en

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This project is funded in part by the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage.


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