Thawed Out Country Music FestivalFebruary 25, 2023
Gwen ObstMarch 7, 2023
Exhibition runs March 4 to April 15, 2023
This exhibition is part of the 2023 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Gallery Admission: Free
Ceramic Artist Rob Froese’s upcoming exhibition Call-and-Response Rhythm · Tone · Composition at the Yuill Gallery at Medalta, combines his backgrounds in visual art and music, featuring ceramics, wood, and paint elements that express parallels between material, rhythm, and sound improvisation.
Through site-sensitive installation, these sculptural assemblages and individual objects make equivalencies between elements of both disciplines: spatial balance with harmony/dissonance, physical distance between objects with tonal intervals, colour with frequency, negative space with silence, physical composition with syncopation and rhythm.
A disciplined, skill-based improvisational working method attuned to repetition, chance, call and response, underlies both activities.
Rob Froese was raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He came to ceramics through a route of travel, work, and art studies. He has maintained studios and held numerous exhibitions of his work in Canada and Japan since 1998. His formal studies in a B.A (Art, English) from the University of Saskatchewan and a B.F.A (Ceramics) from the University of Regina. In 2018, he received his M.F.A in Craft Media from the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary.