Nest: Art Exhibition
January 28, 2013 to February 8, 2013
A collaborative, process-focused exhibit by M.F.A. candidates of the University of Saskatchewan.
A "nest" is, primarily, a structure – constructed of "things" which may vary from physical items to
conceptual needs. A nest can be a retreat, a place of transition, a waiting place, a snug and comfortable
corner. The studio becomes such a nest. It is a place littered with coffee cups and warm socks, imbued
with creative ideas, damnable frustrations, and the energy of making. The gallery itself acts as another
sort of nest. It, too has structure – but is a receptacle/nest, rather than a home/nest. The gallery is a
temporary place for artwork to be shown, surrounded by white staring walls, while the true "work" of
the piece – the often messy process of making – is left behind in the studio. Stepping outside their own
"nests," the MFA candidates of the University of Saskatchewan are working in the Gordon Snelgrove
Gallery for two weeks, blurring the defined lines between places of making and places of showing.
Where: Gordon Snelgrove Gallery
Hours: Open weekdays from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Reception: Friday 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM