In celebration of a career spanning more than four decades, Joe Fafard was featured in a major retrospective exhibition that chronicled the full scope of this remarkable Saskatchewan artist’s career and featured over 60 pieces of his oeuvre. Focusing primarily on Fafard’s extraordinary sculptures—which vary in size from small clay figures to large bronze and steel works, the exhibit explored Fafard’s portraiture work of family, friends, Aboriginal heritage, politicians and others. The collection included sculptures of popular politicians; Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chrétien, and his trademark rural pieces of cows and horses. Fafard, an Order of Canada recipient, is accredited for transforming clay into a respected fine art medium and for contributing to the field of sculpture through his radical experimentation with both form and production.
Curated by Terrence Heath