Prairie Scene

The largest gathering of Manitoba and Saskatchewan artists ever presented outside the Prairies!

April 26 to May 8, 2011

Winter Kept Us Warm

April 26 - May 8, 2011

Ottawa Dance Directive Studio, Arts Court

2 Daly, Ottawa

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Curator Noam Gonick

Gallery Hours

April 27 to 29:  10:00 am to 9:00 pm
April 30 and May 1:  11:00 am to 6:00 pm
May 2 to 4:  10:00 am to 18:00 pm
May 5 and 6:  10:00 am to 9:00 pm
May 7:  11:00 am to 9:00 pm
May 8:  11:00 am to 6:00 pm

WINTER KEPT US WARM is a group exhibition that explores Winnipeg, Manitoba as a mytho-poetic territory of the body and desire. The exhibition builds upon the burgeoning recognition of Winnipeg as a site of uniquely personal and diverse (often gleefully perverse) art production. To construct a perspectival overview of Winnipeg’s psycho-social and sexual landscape, by turns wasteland and utopia, this exhibition features a broad range of artistic media, from video art and new genre works to sculpture and photography, illustrating the city’s strangely cultured aura. Winter Kept Us Warm will become a component of a larger exhibition entitled Winnipeg at La Maison Rouge in Paris in June 2011, and will tour to the Musée international des arts modestes de Sète (France).

Some of the artists featured are: Karel Funk, Sharron Zenith Corne, Marcel Dzama, Bonnie Marin, Kent Monkman, Richard Williams, Sharon Alward, Tim Gardner, Melanie Rocan, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, Linda Pierce, Kevin Stafford, Andrew Valko, Diana Thorneycroft, Cliff Eyland, Erica Eyres, Louis Bako, Slo-Motion, Robert Pasternak, Ed Ackerman

The exhibition Winter Kept Us Warm deals with mature themes.

WARNING: Viewers may be surprised, shocked, pleased, intrigued, offended, indifferent, curious, horrified, thrilled, bored, or otherwise affected.



Co-produced by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, NAC Prairie Scene, La Maison Rouge, Musée international des arts modestes de Sète, and the University of Manitoba Gallery One One One.