About the Exhibition


The Vernacular Man presents a rare, candid portrait of David Thauberger at work in his studio. The film also travels across Saskatchewan with the artist as he re-visits the fading rural architecture that inspired some of his most iconic images. While on this journey he recounts the influences, from the Impressionists to folk artists, that shaped his approach and set him on a never-ending quest to reinterpret memory with images that transcend both place and time.

Produced by Novina Motion Pictures Inc. in association with the Mendel Art Gallery and MacKenzie Art Gallery. 2014. Running time 28 minutes.

David Thauberger: The Vernacular Man trailer
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