- Date: Friday, August 2, 2019 – Friday, August 30, 2019
- Time: 7:00pm
- Venue: The Edge Village and Gallery, 611 Main Street
- Admission: free
The Frost Shield Kerfuffle is Revolting at the Edge
REVOLTING! is a unique exhibition showcasing original artworks by the Frost Shield Kerfuffle collective inspired by the events of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. Presenting works that re-imagine iconic images associated with the strike along with explorations into its repercussions and the continuum of the class struggle, this show demonstrates how various artists continue to grapple with this tumultuous time in our history. Artistic approaches to this particular subject matter in this exhibition range from tongue in cheek parody of classic moments to sombre reflections on some of the tragic characters, events and circumstances that make up this historical moment.
The exhibition will be presented August 2-30 at the Edge Gallery & Urban Art Centre (210-611 Main Street) with a closing reception on Friday, August 30, 7 - 10 pm. It will feature art by the group’s nine members: Cullen Bingeman, Michael Boss, Evin Collis, Kelly-Jo Dorvault, Patricia Eschuk, Peter Graham, Kenneth Harasym, Chris Simonite and Diana Thorneycroft.
The Frost Shield Kerfuffle’s name is a nod to the famous Manitoban winter automobile window covering of yesteryear that was designed to give drivers a frost-free view. The group’s name also references a uniquely Canadian term for a commotion likely caused by a dispute, a “kerfuffle”. Although all are serious, professional artists, they also enjoy good fun and a pretty dark sense of humour. The first exhibition of the Frost Shield Kerfuffle, “The Only Thing We Have in Common Is That Some of Us Are Nice”, was presented to thunderous applause, proliferate backslapping and hearty handshakes at the Cre8ery in January 2018. At least that’s how they recall it.
Hi rez images (like the ones attached) are available upon request.