me, myself and eye
matt gould
January 19 – February 27, 2009

student show
Red Deer College
March – April 16


Subverted Utility

subverted utility
Through a desire to further explore the vessel and all of its formal, metaphoric, theoretical and aesthetic underpinnings, the four artists involved (Paula Cooley, Zane Wilcox, Bonnie Gilmour, and Carole Epp) worked collaboratively as well as individually to address and present contemporary approaches to the vessel, derived from tradition, but which challenge preconceptions of the vessel as a solely utilitarian object. The exhibit runs April 20 - May 22, 2009.



re-inventing nature
Greg Blair, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.  Greg has this to say about his work: “As individuals and a society we are continuously bombarded and at the same time contribute to images and messages about the environment. These exchanges form the cornerstone of nature’s identity. By blending nature with consumer values a new identity of nature has emerged. Nature has become a product and an artifact. It is this idea of a nature-product that I use to create work that expresses the complexity of our cultural understanding and relationship with nature.  Re-inventing Nature ran May 25 to June 26, 2009.

Originally from Red Deer, Greg attended the University of Lethbridge where he received his BFA in sculpture in 2001. In 2004, Greg completed an MFA in sculpture from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. He is presently working on his PhD in Art Theory and Aesthetics through the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts based in Portland, ME.


A  body of work by Tanya Zuzak ran July 3 to August 7, 2009.  The exhibition included a two-part large scale sculpture and a series of drawings. These new works drew attention to things that are often overlooked, such as light, shadow, and reflection. The materials used were familiar – wire and mirror – but the result was an unexpected combination of reality and illusion.

Tanya received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and in 2003 she received her Master of Fine Art in Sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has previously taught at the University of Saskatchewan and currently works with the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, Culture Services, and Red Deer College.



 do not go gentle
Recent paintings by Corinne Anderton  ran August 17 to September 20, 2009.  These works were ‘an exploration of the beauty inherent in aging and death processes’.



eggshells for changelings
An exhibition by Dawn Candy showed September 28 – November 6, 2009.
“These sculptures explore the world of “maybe” where there are hidden spirits inside every tree, secret traps inside pomegranates, and capricious faeries under every mushroom.  I employed imagery associated with our natural tendency to creatively connect, embellish, and adapt our natural world.    Though I drew from a wide and whimsical variety of sources, the link is an emphasis on transformation:  clay to golem, eggshell to spell, woman to salt.”


November 30, 2009 – January 8, 2010
This mail art exhibit was a first for the Harris Warke.  We were excited to see all the submissions collected from around Red Deer and the world to be a part of  Arts a la Carte’s Belonging Project, which supports initiatives that foster inclusion in the Red Deer community.