WINNIPEG—The next exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery will feature the work of Manitoba painter Jane Gateson. “Daily Diaries by the Assiniboine River and Lake Winnipeg” is on display from Monday, Jan. 31 until Saturday, April 2. Gateson divides her time between Winnipeg and Victoria Beach. The exhibit is the result of a project she undertook for a year to record visually, each time she was in her studio, what she saw, felt and heard around her that day. The result is more than 1,300 small, labelled “diaries,” each a 6” x 7” painting. “Painting the ‘Daily Diaries’ taught me to see myself as a creature in a world of so many other creatures, plants, insects, rocks, water—all parts of our ecosystem—each with a place to belong,” Gateson wrote in the latest edition of CANVASs, MHC Gallery’s newsletter. “We are each dependent on the other, interconnected and necessary, each a vital contributor to our beautiful, dynamic and irreplaceable world.” The MHC Gallery is hosting an opening event on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, Gateson will give artist talks on Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. For details, visit cmu.ca/gallery/exhibits/daily-diaries.
An untitled painting by Jane Gateson.