Internationally renowned, Joe Fafard is one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists.
Mr. Fafard is one of Canada’s leading professional visual artists and has exhibitions of a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and around the world, including the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan.
He is widely recognized as being at the forefront of his art, and his outstanding contributions to the arts have significantly raised the profile of both Saskatchewan and Canada on the national stage
In the early 1970’s, much of his sculpture used clay as a medium.
In 1985, he shifted to bronze as his chief sculptural medium, successfully establishing a foundry in Pense.
His insight and humour characterize his portraits of neighbours, farm animals, wildlife, and famous artists that he came to respect as he learned his craft.
His work in bronze is displayed across Canada and his cows have become one of his trademarks. Some say that Joe Fafard adds a sense of humour to his depiction of the everyday through his artwork; Joe says that he never really took it out…
Fafard’s current exhibition titled Retailles offers an insight into his exploration of the laser-cut process featuring laser-cut and welded metal sculptures along with embossed and woodcut prints.
Fafard’s current exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery opens on Thursday, June 23. There will be an opening reception at the BAG from 7-9pm for Joe Fafard: Retailles.
The Burnaby Art Gallery is located at 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.