The Dean Gallery hosted Swift Current-based artist Heather Benning to talk about her work.
Benning, best known for her life-sized cutaway work, “Dollhouse”, discussed the realities of being an artist working rurally while also talking about the realities of having galleries across Canada and in Europe exhibit and curate an artist’s work.
For those unfamiliar with the artist and her work, “Dollhouse” is a real house, abandoned in the 1960s -- but the entire half of the house was cut away and furnished, then covered with plexiglass. Literally, a life sized dollhouse.
The artist talked a little about her process in approaching her works, as well as planning and the logistics of dealing with dealing with exhibits, materials and considerations when working in different countries.
To find out more about Heather’s work, visit http://www.heatherbenning.ca/