Artist Ruth Maendel posing in the curl of her dramatic Over-Come installation
piece, consisting of two cloth and metal "waves" breaking
into the gallery.
"Light Pillars" leaves visitors with the feeling they have
entered a warm and otherworldly cathedral.
Hutterite students look inside God Project Redo by Ruth Maendel. God
Project Redo includes the many names and characteristics given to
God in the Bible painted onto the inner layers of the artwork. The
words are completed in a variety of media. Viewers enter inside and
the words spin all around, while shifting shafts of light pierce the
January 11 March 2, 2002
This exhibit featured installations, photographs and a painting by Ruth Maendel
of Winnipeg. Ruth graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Fine Arts
in 2000. This is her first solo show. Her photographs are inspired by a journey
to the British Isles and her family roots in a southern Manitoba Hutterite Colony.
Her installation pieces are mostly spiritual journeys. Ruth has grown up in a
Mennonite church but her family has kept in contact with Hutterite relatives.
Ruths exhibit is complemented by artworks by the children of Fairholme
Hutterite Colony in the upper gallery. These drawings and paintings allow
outsiders an exceptional entrance into a culture that few know anything
Come visit our Gallery in the Mennonite Heritage Centre
600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4
Gallery hours: Monday Friday, 8:30 AM 4:30 PM; Saturday,
noon 5 PM