This Potrait Monday is brought to you by David Thauberger and Dana Claxton, and Danceland!

We saw this work and thought it looked awfully familiar, Dana Claxton photographed the same building some 25+ years later. It is heartwarming to know that Danceland is alive and thriving. We are wanting to take a trip there this summer, perhaps we should take Dana and David with us.
David Thauberger, Rainbow Danceland, 1979; acrylic, glitter on canvas; 128.3 x 177.8 cm.
Collection of the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
 Dana Claxton , Danceland, 2010, digital archival photograph, available through Winsor Gallery

David currently has this work among others on exhibition at the Art Gallery of Waterloo. Here are some events that are tied around his exhibition:

July 12, 2 pm
Join AGW Director Catharine Mastin for a walk-through exhibition tour of David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions, where she will highlight key works and concepts in the artist’s practice.

September 12, 7–10 pm
Join us for Fridays Live! a closing reception to celebrate the retrospective exhibition David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions and catalogue launch, featuring essays by Sandra Fraser, Timothy Long, Peter White, Andrew Kear, Patricia Bovey and Ted Fraser. The artist and curators will be in attendance.

September 13, 2–4 pm
Panel Discussion: Thinking Place, Thinking Region in a Globalized Environment
Join David Thauberger, the exhibition curators and writers for a lively discussion about the role of place in Thauberger’s art, and explore their views on why region and place matter in an increasingly globalized world.

Summer Exhibitions

David Thauberger: Road Trips & Other Diversions
June 28 – September 21, 2014

Join us to celebrate Road Trips & Other Diversions, the first comprehensive overview of the Canadian artist David Thauberger. The exhibition features paintings, prints and ceramics gathered from public and private collections across Canada. The installation examines key themes and working processes, developed throughout Thauberger’s more than 40 years as a maker and thinker.

Regina-based David Thauberger’s practice is characterized by his conviction that the local is as important as the global. Clusters of work by other artists, from Thauberger’s own collection, are included as contextual interpretive material and as a demonstration of his creative thought processes through collecting.

Road Trips & Other Diversions is accompanied by a documentary film, website: www.thauberger-roadtrips.ca, app, and related programming, and a publication launch will be held in Windsor on the weekend of September 12–13, 2014. This exhibition is curated by Sandra Fraser, Mendel Art Gallery, and Timothy Long, MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Organized and circulated by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina. This project is funded in part by the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage. Presented in Windsor with the support of The Chandisherry Foundation and The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation.