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Exhibition: Prairie Propaganda at the Snelgrove

Posted in Arts & Culture, Alumni
Jul 31, 2017 to Aug 4, 2017

poster by Danielle Siemens

Prairie Propaganda: Danielle Siemens

Where: Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, 191 Murray Bldg.
When: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Reception: August 4, 7– 9 pm
Info: 306-966-4208 | gordon.snelgrove@usask.cawww.usask.ca/snelgrove

About the exhibition:
Funny and provocative, Danielle Siemens’ (BFA'14) new work unearths the common issues and daily experiences of prairie life that are habitually glossed over by a culture that takes pride in its spotless reputation.

The exhibition title takes its cue from the inherently ambivalent definition of propaganda: helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person through the spreading of ideas, information, or rumour. From this perspective, Prairie Propaganda doesn’t literally work as counter-propaganda. Rather it exposes underbellies to paint a rounder picture of prairie culture: a culture that is rich, droll and contradictory.

Danielle Siemens’ artwork has been exhibited in both Canada and the US. She graduated with her BFA in Studio Art in 2014, with a focus on painting, drawing and multimedia.

 

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