The Humboldt and District Gallery is preparing to host an opening reception for its latest exhibit, UN/DISCARD:RE/FORM. 

Opening remarks will be presented by the artist, Gerry Ruecker, who is a self-taught artist, photographer, and art educator based in Regina.

The Gallery says he has been working primarily in mixed media sculpture and sculpture/furniture for the last thirty years. 

His latest pieces will be presented at the Gallery. 

“Gerry has been examining and challenging the definition and usage of what is considered junk. Discarded and cast-off objects such as fragments of old furniture and building materials, rusted pieces of metal, and various other disused and disposed of items are prominent, highlighting their unique, well-worn beauty,” says the Gallery in a release. “These crude rough objects, along with deteriorated mirrors, are blended and enclosed within a mash-up of cheap, highly decorated baroque-influenced picture frames. The resulting pieces embrace contradiction on numerous levels, functioning both as an homage to and a caricature of a centuries-old style viewed as “classy”.

The opening exhibit will take place Thursday, July 6, at 7:00 pm at the Gallery.