Work of the Week: "Dark Horse" by Yvonne Mullock

Date: Nov 27, 2020

This week's Work of the Week is Dark Horse by Calgary-based artist Yvonne Mullock. 

This artwork came into the AFA's collection in 2018 through the Art Acquisition by Application program

You can see this artwork in person at the Jarvis Hall Gallery where its currently on view until January 16, 2021 in the exhibition up front w/ Yvonne Mullock.

According the Jarvis Hall Gallery website: 

DARK HORSE is a multifaceted body of work that uses iconic symbols synonymous with cowboy culture – the stetson hat and horse as tropes to explore Calgary’s long and entwined history of ranching and the city’s historic annual Stampede event. Using print, video and sculpture DARK HORSE explores an innovative horse-centric printmaking method and invites viewers to delve into cowboy identity and Western mythologies that hover over the history, collective memory and folklore traditions in Calgary.

The Jarvis Hall Galley is located at 333B 36th Avenue SE in Calgary and is open by appointment only. Details online at:

About the Artist: Yvonne Mullock

Yvonne Mullock is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Calgary, Canada.

Her multidisciplinary art practice explores materiality and the processes embodied in the act of making. Incorporating collage, sculpture, ceramics, video and textiles, her work explores ideas of authorship, craft and labour for both gallery and site-specific installations.

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