Decades-Old Photography Going on Display at the WAG

Decades-Old Photography Going on Display at the WAG

By Tyler Sutherland

A new photography exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery will showcase more than 1,300 works throughout the summer.

“Snapshot: Selections from the WAG’s Photography Collection” will open on June 23. It’s part of the ongoing Collection on View exhibitions, four galleries featuring works from the collection that span 400 years from the Renaissance and Baroque through to the 20th century.

“The WAG has been collecting photography since the 1980s,” said WAG chief curator Helen Delacretaz. “The images range in subject matter and context, from landscapes to portraiture to still lifes and abstracts.

The current exhibition will focus on work created over the past 40 years by Canadian artists, including Winnipeggers David McMillan, John Paskievich, William Eakin, and former Winnipegger Laura Letinsky. Photographs by First Nations artists Jeffrey M. Thomas, Shelley Niro, and Arthur Renwick are also included.

The WAG has also acquired some international and historical works for the collection.