upcoming exhibition: Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits

Mar 10 to Apr 30

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, Roadside Attractions — Next 5 Exits
reveals a vision of the allure of the wayside through the work of five
artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko
Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of
travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past
Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object.
Viewers will recognize the expression of journeys made and imagined, and
they will be able to connect through their shared experience.

Related Events

Join us for a public artist talk by curator and participating artist
Pattie Chalmers, and artist Peter Morgan, on Thursday, March 9 at 6 pm
in NCC’s library. Register for your free seat here.

In addition, Peter Morgan will demonstrate on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am – 4 pm. Register for your free seat here.

Mariko Paterson will join us for a free workshop and slide lecture
during the closing week of the exhibition on Saturday, April 22, from 10
am – 4 pm. She will present her techniques and discuss her work. Register for your free seat here.

All of these educational events are free and open to the public. Due
to limited seating for all events, pre-registration is encouraged.

Related Resources
Pattie Chalmers’ website: www.pattiechalmers.com
Peter Morgan’s website: www.petergmorgan.com
NCECA: an interview with Morgan about his work, and inspirations
365 Days 365 Artist: an interview with Morgan
Arts Magazine: an article about Morgan’s work and studio practice
Mariko Paterson’s website: www.foragestudios.com
Ceramics Monthly: an essay by Paterson discussing the career of working potters
UPPERCASE Magazine: an interview with Paterson about her ceramic adventures
Musing About Mud blog: a technical exploration of Paterson ceramic work, including demonstrations
Nathan Prouty’s website: www.nathanprouty.com
OtherPeoplesPixels Blog: an interview with Prouty about inspiration and studio practice

Earthlings @ Esker Foundation

Earthlings is an exhibition of visionary ceramic sculpture and works
on paper, produced both individually and collaboratively, by seven
contemporary artists. Otherworldly, surreal, magically figurative, and
underpinned by complex narratives, the works in this exhibition are the
products of a range of deeply personal practices that are informed by
idiosyncratic realities and myths, real and imagined spaces, sensuality,
and spirituality.

Ashoona (Cape Dorset), Boyle (Toronto), and the ceramic artists of
Matchbox studio in Rankin Inlet share a handcrafted, intuitive approach
to transformative imagery that is as sympathetic as it is culturally
distinct. The exhibition will feature recent and landmark works by each
artist as well as collaborative explorations, including sculptures
produced in September 2016 by Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, and John
Kurok while in residence at the extraordinary Medalta in Medicine Hat.