Title: Pool Hall
Media: Silkscreen print on paper, edition 44/60
Size: 26" x 34" (framed)
Estimated Value: $1000
David Thauberger is known for his paintings and prints of the vernacular architecture and cultural icons of Saskatchewan. Together with his paintings of popular culture and postcard images of tourist meccas far and wide, his images of Saskatchewan are articulate debates involving art, culture and how we view our world, presenting a hyper-real picture of our context that transcends regionalism while capturing the heart of what it means to be from Saskatchewan.
Thauberger’s achievements have been recognized by the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. He was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2008, is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Medal in 2012, the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Artist Award in 2009 and is member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. When named as a Member of the Order of Canada, he was cited for his contributions to “the promotion and preservation of Canadian heritage and folk art in the province of Saskatchewan, in addition to his work as a painter, sculptor and educator.”
Thauberger has become known as an iconoclastic artist, creating colourful portraits of vernacular prairie buildings, legion halls, quonset huts, false-fronted shops and inner-city bungalows.
In 2015, Two Rivers Gallery hosted Thauberger’s solo exhibition, The Prince George Paintings. Catalogue available.