Lasting Images - Victor Cicansky, Joe Fafard and David Gilhooly
Victor Cicansky, Joe Fafard and David Gilhooly first came to prominence on the Canadian art scene in the 1960s as part of the Regina Clay movement. These artists and their contemporaries were interested in utilizing clay as a medium to explore the boundaries between art and craft, or “high” and “low” art.
Taking their inspiration from the California funk art movement, the Regina Clay artists created hand-molded figures, animals and everyday objects that expressed humour and personal narratives. These artists secured both popular and critical acclaim for the playful approach they brought to exploring themes of everyday life on the prairies.
Cicansky, Fafard and Gilhooly were featured along with other Regina Clay artists in the 2007 retrospective Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. The exhibition is available for viewing online at: virtualmuseum.ca