October 20 to November 21, 2004
The self-portrait is one of the most enduring genres in Western art. In many cases, these works are among the most compelling pieces in an artist produces. Self-portraits reveal an intimacy and depth of understanding that goes far beyond the usual artist/subject relationship. Here the artist is both voyeur and subject - forever conscious of the viewer yet revealing of the self. Some faithfully record what they see while others project an image of how they see themselves or rather would like to be seen. All are ultimately revealing. This exhibition looks at how contemporary Saskatchewan artists portray themselves. Included in the show are Robert Bos, Michel Boutin, Joe Fafard, Charley Farrero, Barbara Goretzky, Iris Hauer, Zach Hauser, Antointette Herivel, Zhong-Yang Huang, Zhong-Ru Huang, David Johnson, Jana Kutarna, Sara Kuziak, Christine Lynn, Debby Potter, Ward Schell, Leesa Streifler, Wendy Struck, and Wendy Weseen.