The screen print stemmed from the artist’s fascination with kitsch velvet artifacts.The temptation to touch the print’s velvet lining is too great, and one wonders if it is meant to tantalize viewers.
The most recent shift in Thauberger’s art is commemorated by paintings of iconic places: grain elevators, gas stations, houses. He subsequently earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his artistic career started officially with a solo exhibit when he was 23.Thauberger started his artistic vocation with ceramics, his favourite medium., a piece included in the exhibit, is a ceramic sculpture reminiscent of Thauberger’s interest in outlaw biker culture.Later, as he matured artistically and stylistically, the artist began painting and screen printing., is on display at the Art Gallery of Windsor through Sept. The exhibit takes viewers on a trip, just like Thauberger intended, and it does so through iconic places such as gas stations and grain elevators.
“That’s part of the message I want to convey, is that [the art] brings you places that are similar to the places that I’ve experienced,” said Thauberger. It’s a testimony to Thauberger’s 40-year career, which explores different subjects in through various media.
The majority of the places depicted evoke the Prairies — Thauberger’s native land. His notable career is marked by his membership in the Canada Council for the Arts and a Diamond Jubilee Medal, among other honours.
“That’s what I know, that’s my experience,” said Thauberger, adding, “The closer and closer my paintings that I was making got to my own experience, the wider and wider the audience got for it.” The exhibit, organized by the Mendel Art Gallery and Mac Kenzie Art Gallery, will tour for three years, concluding in P. Thauberger’s interest in art was sudden, discovered while taking an art class during teacher’s college.
Here, the precision of his strokes lets nothing bleed into the background, so the subjects of his paintings stand out, emphasized by striking colours.
These subjects mark an important development in Thauberger’s work, as his art demonstrates its capacity to reconnect Canadians through the representation of iconic yet familiar places. Historic FM Lounge renovates and reopens as The Pawn Shop Ballroom Chicago singer/songwriter Matthew Frantz hits Windsor before heading over to Europe on tour, with a stop at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave.
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