Wood-Working Exhibition in Downtown Regina

The latest exhibition at Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III (12th Avenue and Hamilton Street) in Regina features seven art works from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection that are all created with wood.

The show includes two large collaborative sculptures by Sean Woodruff Whalley and John Henry Fine Day (Somewhere in Between #3 and #4), two relief carvings by William V. Hazzard (Cowboy on Bucking Horse and Three Horses), two carved wooden bowls by Michael Hosaluk (Burnt Bowl and Fault Line), and Walnut and Stripes by Kyle Herranen.

The art works will be on display until May 10, 2016.

Somewhere in Between #3 and #4, pictured on this page, combine recycled lumber with raw hide and was created collaboratively by Sean Woodruff Whalley and John Henry Fine Day.

"We envisioned the exhibition to bridge two cultures. Not of First Nations Cree and the colonizer, but of two divergent histories looking for common ground, common ways of thinking and the harmony of two distinct styles coming together. Created/influenced by Cree culture, recycling culture, the works are both contemporary and relevant to current cultural/social dialogues," says Whalley.

Wood-Working Exhibition in Downtown Regina

John Henry Fine Day was born in 1974 in Regina, Saskatchewan, as a member of the Sweetgrass First Nation. Fine Day was drawn to art at an early age. He studied sculpture at the First Nations University of Canada, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004. Fine Day's work has included a variety of contemporary and traditional media and forms, from wood carving to pieces that incorporate steel, rawhide, and sinew. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Regina. One of Fine Day's most prominent works is his carving on the doors of the ceremonial teepee at First Nations University of Canada (Regina). John Henry Fine Day passed away in 2006.

Sean Woodruff Whalley was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1969. He received a BFA from the Toronto's York University in 1993 and an MFA from the University of Regina in 2000. He has received several commissions from the city and is very active professionally in the community. Sean currently is a professor of sculpture at the University of Regina.

Top:

Sean Woodruff Whalley and John Henry Fine Day
Somewhere in Between #3, 2005-2006
Rawhide, recycled lumber

Right:

Sean Woodruff Whalley and John Henry Fine Day
Somewhere in Between #4, 2005-2006
Rawhide, recycled lumber