Proliferate: works on paper

September 13 - December 18, 2021

College Art Galleries I & II

curator, Leah Taylor
curatorial assistance, Caitlin Campbell
exhibition essay by Cole Thompson.

Proliferate brings together a selection of works on paper from the University of Saskatchewan’s accumulative and vast art collection. Developed through close investigation of the vault’s map drawers and racks—containing works often out of sight—this exhibition ultimately presents a disparate range of artists and movements in a non-linear format, ranging from the nineteenth century through to the twenty-first century.

Tracing the rich histories and ideas found in the collection’s holdings, Proliferate includes prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs. Situating these works together, we are able to form new connections and interrelationships through unexpected, and even playful, encounters.

Image: Pierre Soulages, Sérigraphie no.15: Walnut Traces (detail), 1981, serigraph on paper. Collection of the University of Saskatchewan.