In partnership with the screening of FAFARD, a new feature-length documentary about Joe Fafard, at Contemporary Calgary on September 8th, we’ll be having an exhibition and sale of Joe Fafard’s works here at Masters Gallery, September 9 – 15, 2022.
Directed by Jan Nowina-Zarzycki
Born into a small French and Metis community in rural Saskatchewan, Joe Fafard rose to become one of Canada’s most enduring and successful artists. Faced with a devastating medical diagnosis, Joe sets out to complete two seminal works; a self portrait and a two-sided portrait of Vincent van Gogh. This highly personal and immersive film by art documentarian Jan Nowina-Zarzycki, depicts the artist at work in his foundry, and as he visits several of his installations across Canada, revealing details about the formative years of his life, his views on humankind and the inspiration behind many of his most famous sculptures.