Saskatchewan Craft Council聽is pleased to present聽Stone Notes聽鈥斅燼n exhibition by Saskatoon artist Robert Assi茅.

Robert Assi茅 has a formal education in stone carving and sculpture, studying in Weymouth, England and then under master Claude Chev猫nement in France at Saint-Antoine-l鈥橝bbaye. Assi茅 brings this technical knowledge to his work using native Saskatchewan stone.

Assi茅鈥檚 practice involves carving on an ambitious scale, and acquiring material is a significant and important part of his process. Procuring local Saskatchewan field “marble” requires, as Assi茅 describes: “鈥 [an] in-depth understanding of stone, specific knowledge of local stones, as well as community help to locate and move the monoliths.” Assi茅鈥檚 commitment to obtaining local stone rather than ordering quarried stone creates a meaningful dialogue between artist and material. Assi茅 encounters the existing patina on the stone鈥檚 surface and lets it inform the composition and final sculptural work.

Meet the artist, Robert Assi茅, at a Reception on Saturday, November 30聽from 2 to 5 pm at the聽Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. Everyone is welcome!

Stone Notesis on view in the聽Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery聽from November 23, 2019 to January 4, 2020.