Take a look at what’s on the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent...

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - Pho­tos by Matthew Lieben­berg

A huge doll has taken up res­i­dence on the roof of the R.C. Dahl Cen­tre in Swift Cur­rent, di­rectly above the main en­trance to the art gallery and public library. The in­stal­la­tion of this at­ten­tion-grab­bing art piece took place Aug. 1. It is part of the Sum­mer Salon, which is cur­rently hosted by the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent. The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the work of 30 pro­fes­sional artists from across south­west Saskatchew­an. This field doll was cre­ated by sculp­tor and mul­ti­me­dia artist Heather Ben­ning, who is the as­so­ci­ate cu­ra­tor at the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent. She has pre­vi­ously ex­hib­ited and pho­tographed this doll at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Canada and the United States. Some of those pho­tographs are on dis­play in the Sum­mer Salon. The un­ex­pected place­ment of the doll into a scene is a re­flec­tion on place and change that can cre­ate a sense of wack­i­ness or a feel­ing of oth­er­ness. LEFT: Artist Heather Ben­ning drags the field doll’s body into po­si­tion on the roof of the R.C. Dahl Cen­tre. BE­LOW: Ben­ning and Tim Moore of the Art Gallery of Swift Cur­rent look at the place­ment of the field doll on the roof.

ABOVE AND LEFT: The large field doll adds a unique el­e­ment to the R.C. Dahl Cen­tre's main en­trance.

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