Two new art gallery exhibitions available this fall: Harmonia and Made in Isolation

Medicine Hat – The Esplanade is pleased to have two new exhibitions in the galleries ready for the public to view: Made in Isolation by the artists of the Hat Art Club and the Medicine Hat Potters Association and Harmonia by Yvonne Mullock. The exhibitions will be displayed until December 30, 2021.

Made in Isolation

Over the past year, artists from the Hat Art Club and the Medicine Hat Potters Association have been on a creative journey in response to life during the pandemic. The seventy-five works featured in this exhibition have been skilfully executed through numerous approaches and mediums and encompass multiple perspectives about an unprecedented time in human history.

Harmonia

Harmonia, is a multifaceted exhibition by Calgary based artist Yvonne Mullock. The artist’s various creative interests, including costuming, fashion, performance, sculpture, and textiles, interact harmoniously within the fifteen-hundred square-foot installation. Mullock’s concepts and aesthetic marry innuendoes of sexuality, the body, connectedness, animals, and other living things. Harmonia cleverly intertwines these concepts while metaphorically expressing the brevity of life and reminding us that we are always connected to those we care for and those we’ve lost. The artist explains, “The interest in making an interchangeable garment for two, made for a journey to a picnic, appealed to me because of the action or activity it suggests – that it has a purpose beyond covering the body, that a garment aids an experience sought in togetherness. A journey I can no longer take with my brother; a journey I long for and eternally mourn.”

There is a publication accompanying the exhibition as well as a printed tote. Both are available to purchase on the website as well as in person at Guest Services.

Admission to the galleries is Pay What You Will, which means patrons decide what they pay after their visit. Hours of operations are Tuesday to Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thursday being open until 9 p.m..

Stay up to date on all exhibitions, events and programs by following the Esplanade on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their website.

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For further information, please contact:
media@medicinehat.ca